Graduate Studies in Physics

(Formerly GWPI)

The Graduate Studies in Physics program active at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, is the largest physics & astronomy graduate program in Canada and among the largest in the world.

When you apply to our program your application is viewed by Physics and Astronomy faculty, at both institutions – that is over 120 prospective supervisors. You will have access to a wide range of courses, with offerings at both campuses and you will be a part of a vibrant and thriving research community. Our tradition of collaboration and innovation allows us to offer students a rich and varied graduate experience. With partnerships between; the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the range of research topics available, is one of Canada's widest and most challenging.

Find out more about the Program

More information can be found on the  Graduate Studies in Physics, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo website, the following are some key links to get started:

Key Contacts

  • Kiley RiderKiley Rider
    Graduate Studies in Physics
    Administrative Assistant
    Office: MacN 212
    Phone: Guelph: (519) 824-4120x52263 / Waterloo: (519) 888-4567x37598
  • Dr. Robert WickhamDr. Robert Wickham
    Graduate Studies in Physics
    Associate Director and Graduate Coordinator
    Office: MacN 220
    Phone: (519) 824-4120x52192
  • Dr. Xiaorong QinDr. Xiaorong Qin
    Associate Graduate Coordinator
    Office: MacN 449
    Phone: (519) 824-4120x53675