Research associate James Day and graduate student Ketty Na visited Ottawa, Ontario to attend the 53rd Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, the largest undergraduate physics conference in Canada.
Carleton University hosted this year’s CUPC, from October 20th to 24th, for Canada’s 150th anniversary and Carleton’s 75th anniversary. James and Ketty were there to represent—and recruit for—the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at CUPC’s Grad and Industry Fair. The CUPC aims to bring together the brightest undergraduate physics students from around Canada to present research, network with peers, and listen to distinguished speakers from a variety of fields and backgrounds.
A highlight of this year’s CUPC was a lecture from Lawrence Krauss. Furthermore, all of the conference attendees got the opportunity to tour labs at the NRC and Carleton University, to meet professionals from academia and industry, and to attend workshops on a variety of topics, such as diversity in Canadian physics or getting into graduate school. Thanks to James and Ketty for helping to attract the best and brightest to the SBQMI.