Information for Graduate Students

Our department provides opportunities for graduate study with world-leading researchers in many areas of physics. Our 16 faculty members at Guelph include many prize winning and internationally renowned scientists and educators, and provide a stimulating environment for advanced learning. Most of our faculty are very research intensive, and our research has been well funded with over $7M annually in recent years.

We have a current graduate enrollment of about 40 students, with the goal of increasing this number over the next several years. Our graduate programmes are administered through the Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute (GWPI) and the Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG), with graduate courses taught by instructors from both Guelph and Waterloo campuses. We can thus offer a large number of specialized courses in addition to the one-on-one interaction with the supervisor.

Whether you are a current Guelph student, from another Canadian University, or International student, we are actively seeking enthusiastic and well-motivated graduate students in all areas. You are strongly encouraged to contact faculty directly to inquire about specific research projects and opportunities for further study.

Course Information

Student Representatives

  • Miranda Schmidt
    Computer Committee,
    Liaison/Outreach Committee
    MacNaughton 413
    Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 56439
  • Philippe Landry
    GWPI Coordinating Committee
    MacNaughton 403
    Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 53530
  • John Atkinson
    Joint Health & Safety Committee
    MacNaughton 537
    Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 52165
  • Zachary Arthur
    Undergraduate Lab Committee
    MacNaughton 020B
    Phone: 519-824-4120 Ext. 58564

Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute (GWPI)

Biophysics Interdepartmental Group (BIG)

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