Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA | CANADA B3H 3J5 | +1 (902) 494-2337

Dalhousie thanks you for attending CUPC 2010, October 21-25th.

Congratulations to the University of Saskatchewan for winning the bid to host CUPC 2011!

Dear Physics Phriends,

The time has come to start thinking about the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference once again. This conference is one of the largest of its kind in North America. Students involved in research, as well as several notable speakers, will present on a variety of topics including astrophysics, medical physics, condensed matter, and material science. This year, Dalhousie University will host the 46th CUPC, from October 21-25th, 2010.

CUPC began in 1965 and was co-hosted by McGill University and the University of Toronto. This conference is run by undergraduates for undergraduates. Each year, a new group of students organizes the conference with charisma, hard-work and dedication to add to the continued success of this event. This event would not be possible without the financial support of community sponsors and government agencies.

Each year, over 200 of Canada’s phinest physics students get together to interact in an educational and social environment. Students are given the opportunity to attend guest lectures, give presentations, and visit labs both internal to the host university and externally. This year Dalhousie is pleased to have Kip Thorne, Jerry Battista, Gary Johnson, and Jeff Dahn confirmed as guest speakers.

Full registration fees include accommodations at the Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites located in downtown Halifax throughout the conference, full breakfast buffet each morning, and a ticket to the final banquet. Registration fees will be $350 and $180 if no accommodations are required. Further information can be found on the registration and accommodations pages.

In past years, the conference has been attended by second through fourth year undergraduate students as well as recent graduate students. Attendees may present physics related work that they conducted as an undergraduate, be it during a summer job, USRA, undergraduate thesis, etc. Presentations are not mandatory and we encourage all physics students to attend.

Arrival and registration will take place October 21st starting at 1 p.m., followed by a reception and guest lecturer in the evening. Student presentations will take place Friday-Sunday, as well as lab tours, lectures, graduate fair and closing banquet Sunday evening. The conference will conclude with a final breakfast Monday morning. The preliminary conference schedule can be found on the conference program page, and will be updated as the conference approaches.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing you at CUPC 2010!


Lindsay Cherpak

Co-Chair – CUPC Organizing Committee

President – Dalhousie Undergraduate Physics Society

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