Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) Conference 2016


Our fifth annual Women in Physics Canada (WIPC) conference will be held from July 27-29, 2016 at the University of Saskatchewan. WIPC is a national conference aimed primarily at (but not restricted to) graduate students in physics, astrophysics, mathematical physics and related fields.

WIPC is first and foremost a scientific conference, in which early career scientists have the opportunity to present their work and to hear plenary talks from leaders in the field. Its intent is also to provide support to early career women, encouraging them to continue in a career in science. The conference provides participants with the opportunity to network with women in physics from across Canada, to facilitate the sharing of experiences, ideas and advice. WIPC aims to foster a sense of community and belonging among participants.

The conference features:

  • Expert panels on career advancement and work-life balance
  • Networking workshops
  • Oral and poster sessions for attendees
  • Social activities
  • Plenary science talks from leading women in physics

Registration is now open!

Abstract submission is now open!

Accommodation info is now available on the Travel Info page. Book early!!!

We welcome attendance by people of all genders and orientations. Travel support for non-local attendees is available.

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Registration fees (early/late):
Undergrad students: $30 / $45
Graduate students: $40 / $60
Postdoctoral fellows: $50 / $75
Faculty & non-academic: $100 / $150

Registration includes entrance to all conference events including the banquet and poster session wine & cheese, and all meals for the duration of the conference (breakfast/lunch/dinner on the 27th/28th, breakfast/lunch on the 29th).

We’re happy to offer travel awards for students presenting their work. The exact amount will depend on distance travelled and number of applications received.

Conference Poster