Each year the CAP recognizes excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service in physics within Canada, as listed below.
Medals for Research
Medal for Applied Physics and Research
Medal for Service
Medal for Undergraduate Teaching
Click here to view past winners by year.
Click here to go to the recognitions nomination system.
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Fellows Program – Nominations open early December; will be due Feb.2024
This honour recognizes an active member of the CAP who has made significant contributions that set them apart from their peers in two or more categories, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of physics. The complement of FCAPs will not exceed 10% of the full membership of the CAP. More information here.
Medals for Research – Deadline Dec. 17, 2023
The CAP recognizes achievements across many branches of research in physics. Click on the links below to find out more about these awards.
Awarded on the basis of significant contributions to physics over an extended period of time, and/or recent significant achievement.
This medal is to recognize significant contributions in any field of research by a Canadian physicist who has successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years.
The objective of this award is to recognize research excellence in the fields of theoretical and mathematical physics.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage significant experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics.
Medal for Applied Physics and Research – Next awarded in 2025
This medal is intended to recognize and promote the creativity of scientists working in Canada in the area of industrial and applied physics, and to particularly recognize the successful application of physical principles to the creation of practical innovations, as demonstrated (for example) by novel/commercializable products or processes, and/or patents.
Medal for Service – Next awarded in 2025
CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics (awarded on odd years)
The medal is intended to recognize service to the physics community by strengthening the Canadian physics community, by enhancing the profession of physical scientists, by effectively communicating physics to the non-scientific community, or by making physics more attractive as a career.
Medal for Undergraduate Teaching – Deadline Dec. 17, 2023
The CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is to honour faculty members who possess the ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding in such a way as to lead their students to high academic achievement in physics.