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.
News related to CAP
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.
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."
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 Evan Rand and Andrew MacLean who were awarded the 1st place and 2nd place prizes, respectively, in the Division of Nuclear Physics best student presentation competition at the annual Canadian Association of Physicists Congress held in Edmonton Alberta, June 15-19.
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.
- 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.
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:
- 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
- Alexandros Gezerlis
- Carl E. Svensson
- Chris Gray
- Daniel Siegel
- De-Tong Jiang
- Dennis Mücher
- Elisabeth J. Nicol
- Eric Poisson
- Huan Yang
- Iain Campbell
- Joanne M. O'Meara
- John R. Dutcher
- Leonid Brown
- Liliana Caballero
- Martin Williams
- Michael Massa
- Paul Garrett
- Ralf Gellert
- Robert Wickham
- Stefan W. Kycia
- Vladimir Ladizhansky
- Xiaorong Qin