Canada & APS

As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the global physics community, APS has dedicated resources to further its international engagement activities. Learn more about APS programs, events, publications, and networks offered to the physics community in Canada below.

Programs & Opportunities


Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference (CAM)

CAM 2019 was held in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Learn more


International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP)

Grants have been awarded to seven collaborations with Canadian researchers. Learn more

Travel Award

FGSA Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Recognizing students who have made noteworthy progress in academics. Learn more

Distinguished Students

FIP Distinguished Student Program Travel Awards

The Forum on International Physics (FIP) Distinguished Student Program recognizes outstanding students in any field of physics. Learn more

Women's Programs

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

The conferences are a three-day regional meeting for undergraduate physics majors. Learn more

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US Visa Information

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APS Webinars for Physicists

APS Webinars offer professional development, career guidance, and advice from fellow physicists. Past webinars are available in the webinar archive. Learn more

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ICTP-SAIFR Física de Frontera para Profesores de Secundaria

With support from the APS Innovation Fund, the ICTP- SAIFR center in São Paulo has translated 18 volumes of free material on modern physics for high-school classrooms. Learn more about the growing network of high-school teachers in Latin America that use this material. Learn More

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International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development encourages exchanges between scientists and all categories of stakeholders to emphasize the links among basic sciences and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030. Learn more

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APS Student Ambassadors

The APS Student Ambassadors program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to strengthen the network of student members at their institution dedicated to advancing physics through APS by participating in and sharing valuable APS resources and programs. Learn more

Reciprocal Membership Agreements in Canada

APS signs agreements with other physical societies to exchange certain member benefits. APS has a Reciprocal Membership agreement with the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)

Meetings & Events

As taken from the APS Meetings Calendar. To have your meeting added to the APS Meetings Calendar, please email

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 2023
January 20-22, 2023
In-person across the United States and Canada and online

APS March Meeting 2024
March 3-8, 2024
Minneapolis, MN

APS April Meeting 2024
April 3-6, 2024
Sacramento, CA

Access presentations and technical programs for past APS Meetings through the Meeting Archive and Meeting Presentations webpages.

Published by APS

Physical Review Journals

  • Since 1980, over 14,800 articles submitted by authors in Canada have been published in APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Nearly 500 articles by Canadian authors were published in 2021.

Articles in APS News

View a listing of International Articles in APS News that have appeared over the years.

APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) Newsletter

Stay up to date with the activities of the APS Forum on International Physics by reading the most recent FIP Newsletter.


APS Members in Canada

APS Members

APS Fellows

Advocacy Efforts

APS Advocacy Efforts: International Scientists & Collaborations

The APS Government Affairs has partnered with APS members to advocate for openness and scientific mobility in hundreds of meetings with Congressional staff across the United States. Learn more

APS Task Force on Expanding International Engagement

The Task Force on Expanding International Engagement examined how the Society can better serve its international members and the global physics community. Share your feedback & ideas with us!

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APS International Councilors

The APS Council of Representatives is an elected body of APS Members that addresses matters related to science and membership, including science policy. International Councilors serve a four year term and provide the perspectives and opinions of international physicists during APS Council discussions and decisions.

Xun-Li Wang

Xun-Li Wang
City University of Hong Kong

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich

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Karen Hallberg
Instituto Balseiro

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Omololu Akin-Ojo
East African Institute of Fundamental Research

Canada - APS Membership by the Numbers

*excluding the United States

*APS members whose primary residence is the US are not included in these statistics.

Recent Prizes and Awards

APS is proud to honor these recipients from Canada. See more recipients from past years.

2022 Recipients

John Polanyi

John C. Polanyi, Canada
Andrei Sakharov Prize

2020 Recipient

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Hsiang-Hsi Kung
Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics

2019 Recipient

Federico Rosei
John Wheatley Award

International STEP UP Ambassador

STEP UP Ambassadors empower fellow teachers to inspire young women to pursue physics by changing cultural views about physicists through the use of evidence-based teaching resources designed to help young women see themselves as “physics people.”

Joe Muise

Joe Muise
St. Thomas More Collegiate
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

As part of the 2020-2021 STEP UP Ambassador Cohort, Joe is modifying the U.S.-based STEP UP materials into Canadian-friendly lessons by increasing the representation of Canadian women and Canadian statistics. He is piloting these with his class, while also networking with the Canadian Association of Physicists and other organizations to encourage others to inspire young women to pursue physics. Through articles and presentations at workshops, Joe is disseminating information about STEP UP and gender equity in physics.

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