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Congratulations to CAP Winners

It is my pleasure to congratulate the winners of the 2022 CAP Congress Student Awards within the Division of Theoretical Physics.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
First Prize: Karen Macias Cardenas, Queen's University
Second Prize: Samantha Buck, University of Guelph
Third Prize: Georgios Palkanoglou, University of Guelph

Honorary mention: Kensuke Gallock Yoshimura, University of Waterloo
Honorary mention: Diana Mendez Avalos, University of Waterloo
Honorary mention: Shafayat Shawqi, University of Alberta

Graduate Student Matthew Steffler elected to CAP Advisory Council as Graduate Student Councillor

Congratulations to Matthew Steffler on being elected to the Graduate Student Councillor position on the Advisory Council for the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). With four nominees for the position, a vote was held online from May 18th to May 24th for graduate student members to elect their representive. Matthew, who is currently pursuing an MSc in Physics Education here at Guelph, began his two year term as Graduate Student Councillor in June 2018.

PhD student John Malcolm Wins CAP DCMMP Thesis Award and is the College Nominee for the Forster Graduation Medal

Congratulations to John Malcolm who has been awarded the Canadian Association of Physicists Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (DCMMP) PhD thesis award for his thesis and talk on "The role of pseudospin in the optical and electronic properties of relativistic materials". The award competition was held during the 2017 CAP Congress at Queen's University, Kingston, from May 29th to June 2nd.

Professor Martin Williams awarded the 2017 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics

Congratulations to Professor Martin Williams on being awarded the 2017 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics! The award recognizes Professor Williams for "his exceptional ability to lead students to high academic achievements in physics through excellence and innovation in teaching and mentoring, for his contribution to curriculum design inspired by the results of Physics Education Research, and for his leadership in promoting the adoption of innovative research-based instructional strategies within the Canadian physics education community."

Graduate Student Christina Burbadge places 2nd for Best Paper Presentation in the Nuclear Physics Division at the 2016 CAP Congress

Congratulations to Christina Burbadge who placed second for Best Paper Presentation Prize in the Nuclear Physics Division for her presentation of her paper titled "Investigating the nature of excited 0+ states populated via the 162Er(p,t) reaction" at the 2016 CAP Congress.   Christina is leading the analysis of data obtained from the MLL facility in Munich, Germany, by the collaboration involving Guelph, TRIUMF, the Technical University Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, and the University of Western Cape (South Africa).

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Finlay - 2012-13 DNP Thesis Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Finlay, who has been awarded the 2012-13 Thesis Prize by the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists for the top Ph.D. thesis in Nuclear Physics in Canada. Paul's Ph.D.

Congratulations to Robert Moscaritolo, Russell Spencer and Calvin Tabert on their success in giving their talks at the CAP Congress!

  • Russell Spencer placed first in the Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.
  • Robert Moscaritolo tied for first in the Division of Medical and Biological Physics and went on to win first prize overall for Best Student Talk in the Friday competition.
  • Calvin Tabert placed third in the Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.

Congratulations to Guelph physics student winners at 2011 CAP Congress

Guelph students did very well in the best student oral presentation competition at the Canadian Association of Physics Conference held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s Newfoundland June 12 0- 17th, 2011:

Congratulations to:

  • Corey Kelly, 1st place overall (all CAP)
  • Sophie Chagnon-Lessard, 2nd place overall (all CAP)
  • Doug Grzetic, 2nd place, Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

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