2019 Graduate Students at Congress (en anglais seulement)

Best Student Presentation Competition



Considering a career outside of academia?

The CAP Congress is for you! Practice your presentation skills, network with employers, and make lifelong connections. 

Plus, you’re in luck! This year, CAP is offering additional professional development opportunities during Congress for graduate students looking to stand out as they enter the job market.


Practical Tips for Growing Your Network – Flipped Classroom

Part 1: Pre-workshop online component (60 mins)

Part 2: ½ day in-person component (3 hours)


Get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school or during your post-doctoral fellowship will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This flipped classroom course requires you to view a short online course that will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity followed by an in-person session where you will put knowledge to practice!

Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you!

TUES, JUNE 4TH – Industrial, Professional, and Applied Physics Symposium

New this year, we introduced a day focussed on your professional development.

All Day (8:30-16:45):

Come listen to invited speakers talk about their experience and careers in non-academic fields. This is a perfect chance to explore different physics careers that may be of interest to you!

Lunch (12:00-13:30):

Sit in on our professional development panel! Not only is lunch on us, but we want to give you the tools to build your career outside academia. 

Afternoon (16:45-18:15): 

Join in on the fun and stop by the poster session to keep up-to-date on the latest research.

Evening (18:15-20:00):

Thought that was all? Not quite! Don’t miss our meet + mingle session. Start the event with a talk on science graduate to commercial sector from Insight Data. Finish off with beer, food, and networking to make connections you keep for a lifetime. Better yet, try to put the test what you learned in your MITACS workshop!

Sign up for any, or all, of these events as you complete your Congress registration!