We offer a new course PHYS 497.15 Research Term in Physics. This course will allow students to go abroad (e.g. to Osaka University's Frontier Lab, or Umea University (Sweden), or to the University of Technology in Darmstadt (Germany)) for extended research for about three months and receive University credit for this activity. Another possibility is to join one of the major national Physics laboratories (e.g. the Canadian Light Source or TRIUMF in Vancouver) for a 3-month research term. Please contact Rainer Dick for details. As of 2009, we can also propose sudents for summer research at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
We offered the new course PHYS 352.3 on
Concepts of Radiation Physics for the first time in the academic year 2008-2009.
This course is targeted at students with interests in medical and technological applications of radiation, and in radiation safety.
Students are encouraged to see an advisor if they have questions concerning our programs or the selection of courses. All members of the Undergraduate Affairs Committee are advisors:
New BSc Programs: You can find descriptions and tabular overviews of our new BSc programs in Physics under the following links:
Links to the program descriptions provided by the College of Arts & Science can be found here.
Links to the program descriptions provided by the College of Engineering can be found here.
The B.Sc. 4-Years or Honours in Physics can be combined with a Minor in Computer Science. The B.E. degree in Engineering Physics can be combined with a B.Sc. (3-Years) degree in Computer Science. Here is a template schedule of courses for the EP/CMPT combination. Please note that the Department of Computer Science has authority over the Computer Science degree in this combination of two programs. Therefore please regularly check the program descriptions for Computer Science in the Calendar and consult with advisors in Computer Science, if you would like to opt for this degree combination.
You can take a B.Sc. degree in Physics with a strong Astronomy component. Please consult Rainer Dick or Stan Shadick for advice.
Scholarships and Awards: Our Department annually awards prestigious named awards, bursaries and scholarships (in alphabetical order):
Students who completed at least one year in our programs: Depending on the agreement of a supervisor in the department, you can apply for an NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award to collaborate in a research project during the summer. The departmental deadline for the 2010 competition is Tuesday, January 12, 2010.
What do Physicists do after graduation? Besides careers in their
traditional domains of teaching, researching, and applying the fundamental
laws of nature in science and technology, Physicists can be found in all kinds
of professions where their experimental, analytic and computational skills are
Here are a few popular job sites for Physicists which are maintained by learned societies (and therefore focus on the more traditional domains of physics careers):
Last Revision: December 15, 2009 by Rainer Dick.