Nominate all eligible colleagues for a 2021 CAP medal !

Help recognize and celebrate your colleagues!

Do you want to have your colleague(s) recognized and celebrated for their achievements by the national association representing physics?

You are invited to nominate all of your eligible colleagues for these prestigious national medals awarded by the CAP and its partners as noted below. We are seeking candidates who represent our diverse community and particularly encourage nominations of women and members of under-represented minorities in physics.

The deadline for nominations for all 2021 Medals is April 15.

Full details regarding each of the medals listed below can be found at



CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse medal to recognize and encourage significant experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and material physics. 

CAP Herzberg medal 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, excluding an allowance of one year per child for parental leave and, NEW FOR 2021, a one year allowance to reflect the impact of COVID-19. 

CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics to recognize distinguished service to physics over an extended period of time and/or recent achievement. 

CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics to recognize significant research contributions in the fields of theoretical and mathematical physics.

CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal to recognize and encourage significant experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics.



CAP-INO Medal to recognize significant contributions in applied photonics. 

CAP Medal to recognize significant achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics.



CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching to honour faculty members who possess an ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding in such a way as to lead their students to high academic achievement in physics. NEW FOR 2021 – The CAP wishes to award this medal to a deserving teacher who successfully delivered impactful teaching experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic-modified teaching structures. Please submit nominations for any undergraduate physics teacher who you want to see considered for this recognition.


CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal to recognize significant service to Canadian physics.