Celebrating Black in Canadian Physics – Meet Martin Williams

Physics students (full or part-time), and anyone who holds a physics degree working in Canada, who self identify as Black, African Canadian, African Nova Scotian, or of Black/African descent are invited to talk with a panel of Canadian physics faculty and postdocs, during the CAP’s Black in Canadian Physics networking meeting which will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 14h00-15h00 EDT.

Click here to register and receive the link to Zoom on Oct.30th.


Dr. Martin Williams

Martin Williams, PhD

University of Guelph


Martin Williams is a tenured faculty member in the department of physics at the University of Guelph and serves as the university’s director of Teaching and Learning. Martin’s teaching has been recognized through several awards including the CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics and the University of Guelph’s Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Martin obtained his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Imperial College, University of London, UK.  Martin has an active research programme with current interests in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  Before arriving at Guelph, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College and University College London.

He is a chartered Physicist and member of the Institute of Physics UK and a past Chair of the Division of Physics Education of the Canadian Association of Physicists.