Grouping: CAP News

Update on CAP Advocacy plus Email MP; support 2024 federal budget asks

CAP Science Policy Update – 2 items CAP Advocacy meetings held in December 2023 Contact your MP before Jan.15/24 – support asks in CAP brief to Finance Committee re 2024 Federal Budget!   CAP Team holds three advocacy-related meetings in December 2023 In early December the CAP sent letters to Prime Minster Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minster Freeland,… Read more »

The CAP receives $300,000 donation to its Foundation to expand its annual lecture tour

A $300,000 donation supports the CAP Lecture Tour to foster inclusive physics education and raise awareness of physics research and its impacts among Canada’s youth Ottawa, Ontario, 2023 November 21. The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is excited to announce that it has recently received a $300,000 donation to the CAP Foundation to support the… Read more »

CAP Statement on Nagorno-Karabakh

The Canadian Association of Physicists is deeply concerned about the people in Nagorno-Karabakh (also called Artsakh by Armenians) whose health and safety are at risk. We wish to express our deepest solidarity with physicists and researchers in the region and with Canadian physicists with family, friends and collaborators impacted by this. The CAP promotes the… Read more »

2023 Federal Budget

The CAP’s Science Policy Committee* has completed an analysis of science-related highlights from the proposed 2023 Federal Budget, entitled “A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy, Healthy Future.” Throughout the year, the CAP will continue to monitor government policy that could affect physics in Canada.  In particular, the CAP, and the Canadian physics community at large,… Read more »

CAP News Bulletin – February 2023 (#19.1)

On behalf of the CAP and the CAP Foundation, we would like to thank you for your support in 2022 and to wish you the very best in 2023.   In this News Bulletin, you will find updates on the following: Greetings from the President Important dates coming up Review of CAP EDI practices 2022… Read more »

Government of Canada launches National Quantum Strategy to create jobs and advance quantum technologies

| Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The strategy will see major investments in quantum research, talent and commercialization. CAP members Dr. Raymond Laflamme and Dr. Stephanie Simmons will serve as co-chairs of a new Quantum Advisory Council. Waterloo, Ontario, January 13, 2023.  Quantum science and technologies are at the leading edge of research… Read more »

CAP Science Policy Update – email MP re student support ; Advisory Panel seeking input; CAP brief re 2023 Federal budget

Contact your MP! – increased support for students is needed CAP Submits brief to Finance Committee re 2023 Federal Budget Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System – input accepted until December 1st Contact your MP! – increased support for students is needed   You have probably noticed a significant initiative, led by the… Read more »

CAP Submission to HoC Finance Committee re 2023 Federal Budget

As every year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited Canadians to participate in the planning of the 2023 Federal Budget. CAP’s Science Policy Committee prepared a strong submission stating that the financial status of HQC trainees be reviewed with a view to ensuring adequate Government investment in this important resource.  It… Read more »

Meet the first CAP Fellows (FCAP)

First CAP Fellowships Awarded Congratulations to our inaugural Fellows The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Physicists has initiated a process to establish a Fellowship Program. The CAP Fellowship Program will recognize CAP members who have made important contributions in physics research, in physics teaching, in the advancement of technology, or in service to… Read more »