Women in Physics Canada  
2nd Annual conference

Program Overview

Download the detailed PROGRAM BOOKLET: PROGRAM (JULY 27th)

(You'll get a printed copy of the PROGRAM BOOKLET in your registration packet)

Program Outline

  Wednesday August 1st
(Location TBA)
Thursday August 2nd
(IBLC Rm 182)
Friday August 3rd
(HENN Rm 201)
Saturday August 4th
(HENN Rm 201)
8:45-9:00 am   Introductory Remarks / /
9:00-10:00 am   Plenary Talk: Patricia Mooney (Condensed Matter) Plenary Talk: Toni Schmader (Gender and Stereotypes) Plenary Talk: Anadi Canepa (Particle Physics)
10:00-10:30 am   Coffee break (networking) Coffee break (networking) Coffee break (networking)
10:30-12:00 am   Parallel Sessions I
(IBLC Rm 182/185)
Parallel Sessions II
(HENN Rm 201/202)
Parallel sessions III
(HENN Rm 201/202)
12:00-1:30 pm   Lunch* Lunch*
(or optional "Mommies in Physics" lunch** in Henn 304)
1:30-3:00 pm   Panel discussion: Physics careers in industry Panel discussion: Gender issues in physics and science Panel discussion: Transitions: undergrad to graduate school to postdoc and beyond
3:00-3:30 pm   Coffee break (networking) Coffee break (networking) Coffee break (networking)
3:30-4:30 pm   Plenary Talk: Samar Safi-Harb (Astrophysics) Plenary Talk: Anne Broadbent (Quantum Computing) Plenary Talk: Anja Lanz (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) //
Conference Closing remarks
5:00 pm Opening reception and BBQ Poster reception with wine and cheese @ TRIUMF*** Banquet @ Sage Bistro (6pm-9pm, located in University Centre Speaker: Judi Hess, CEO Copperleaf Technologies)

*Participants are on their own for lunch, take a look at suggestions for lunch on or near campus or a list of on-campus food services

**On Friday August 3, moms and anyone interested in meeting physicists who are parents are encouraged to bring your lunch to an informal lunchtime discussion in Hennings 304 where we can talk about the challenges and joys of dividing our time between parenthood and physics.

***Tours of the TRIUMF facilities will run during the poster session.
Transportation to/from TRIUMF will be on BC Transit Bus 41, which stops at TRIUMF

    Topics for Panel discussions:
  • Panel I: "Physics careers outside academia"
    featuring panelists: Laura Blomeley, Sandy Eix, Reena Meijer-Drees, Patricia Mooney
  • Panel II: "Gender issues in Physics and Science"
    featuring panelists: Elizabeth Croft, Judi Hess, Brenda Matthews, Toni Schmader
  • Panel III: "Transitions: undergraduate to graduate school or a job, how to find a postdoc position"
    featuring panelists: Anne Broadbent, Sarah Burke, Cynthia Heiner, Kristin Woodley
  • Detailed Program in pdf format will be posted at the beginning of July 2012

    MENU: Women in Physics Banquet Dinner at Sage Bistro (UBC) Friday, Aug 3
    (Alternative meals for those with special dietary needs will be available)

    Appetizer Arugula, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese with a Chamgagne Vinaigrette
    Entree Pan Seared Wild Salmon, Baby Spinach Risotto, Seasonal Vegetable, Lavender Butter Sauce
    Vegetarian Entree: Butternut Ravioli, Granny Smith Apples, Arugula, Cinnamon Cream Sauce
    Dessert: New York Cheese Cake, Berry Compote, Coffee/Tea


    Check out Sage Bistro as it appeared in PhD Comics by Jorge Cham.