What is the CUPC?

The CUPC 2022 Logo. Shaped like a spherical cow, this logo pays homage to the classic example of a physics model.

Held annually since 1965, the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) is an undergraduate conference in which students from all over Canada engage and share knowledge regarding physics and astronomy.

The conference is designed by and for Canadian undergraduate students in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Attendees will have an excellent opportunity to network with peers and industry professionals. Keynote speakers will highlight exciting Canadian physics research while panel discussions explore physics careers and the opportunities and challenges facing the Canadian physics community.  Most importantly, student oral presentations and poster presentations will celebrate the best of Canadian undergraduate physics research!  The Career and Graduate School Fair is an excellent opportunity to explore post-graduate opportunities for Canadian students.

Where is this year’s CUPC?

The 58th Annual Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference will be hosted by students at the University of Guelph from October 27th to 30th, 2022. With a goal to maintain a safe and inclusive conference, the U of G organizing team are designing an accessible and intellectually stimulating environment for the brightest young minds in physics.

How can my university host CUPC in 2023?

Students interested in hosting the 2023 CUPC should consider forming a team (typically 3-5 students) to construct a bid presentation.  Contact the organizers of this year’s CUPC to let them know you are intending to present your bid at the final banquet so that time can be set aside for your presentation.  Please refer to our Bidding to Host CUPC 2023 page for more details and suggestions on the bidding process. Please note that this year’s organizing team will be more than happy to share their experience with the process of organizing a conference of this scope.