CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Know a worthy candidate for this award? See below for nomination criteria and procedure. Ready to nominate? Click here to go to the medal nomination system.

The CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is to honour faculty members who possess an ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding in such a way as to lead their students to high academic achievement in physics.

The CAP wishes to award this medal to a deserving teacher who successfully delivered impactful teaching experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic-modified teaching structures. Please submit nominations for any undergraduate physics teacher who you want to see considered for this recognition.

The next medal will be awarded in 2022.

Call for nominations will be issued in the Spring of 2022.

Deadline TBD


2021 Winner

Richard James Epp | University of Waterloo

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Nomination Criteria                                        Nomination Procedure

  • The nominator must be a member of the CAP.
  • The nominee must be a member in good standing of the CAP or a Council-approved Canadian professional science society (see list below) in order to be nominated.
  • The nominee must have spent the major part (i.e. more than one-half) of his/her working career in Canada or must have made a major contribution to the teaching of physics after returning to a permanent position in Canada.

Council-approved Canadian professional science society

The nominee must belong to one of the following societies to be eligble for the CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Canadian Astronomical Society
  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Canadian Organization for Medical Physicists
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry