President’s Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). I encourage you to explore the information, resources and opportunities presented throughout this website and to learn more about the exciting activities and programs run by the CAP.

It is an honour to serve as the CAP’s 79th President. I have been a member of the CAP for my entire 26-year career. Over this time, I have experienced first-hand the personal and professional value of being part of a national physics community. I believe strongly in the mission of the CAP: to advocate, communicate, and celebrate the value, role and contributions of physics education and research in Canada.[…] Read More.

Our Association

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is the voice of Canadian physics. The CAP is dedicated to highlighting achievements in Canadian physics and pursuing scientific, educational, public policy and communication initiatives that enhance the vitality of physics and physicists in Canada.

The CAP represents more than 1,700 physicists working in academia, government and industry. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1945, we provide leadership to the Canadian physics community through:

  • celebrating Canadian physics achievements
  • informing members and the public of developments in the field
  • raising awareness of physics among future physicists
  • facilitating communication with the public and those making funding and policy decisions

Membership in the CAP supports your career, profession, and the ongoing advancement of Canadian physics. Join today or contact us for more information.

Our Vision:

A vibrant, inclusive and engaged Canadian physics community that benefits our country.

Our Mission:

To advocate, communicate and celebrate the role, value and contributions of Canadian physics.

Our Values:

  • Excellence and Professionalism
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Collegiality and Mentorship