About the Physics Society

The Carleton University Physics Society provides a way for undergraduate and graduate students to get involved with the department, by meeting other students and taking part in various seminars, trips and activities that the society and the department run.

Past activities include:

  • A visit to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO): A trip thousands of feet underground to visit the SNO facility, used to study neutrinos arriving from the sun.
  • Attending the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) featuring presentations by undergraduate students from all over the country. Gives students an opportunity to interact with Physics students from other Canadian universities.
  • Annual Undergraduates vs. Faculty & Staff  Soccer Match followed by party. Usually held in the early fall.
  • The Herzberg Formal: Open to all the societies in Herzberg Laboratories, this event has taken place at The Crowne Plaza in past years - a good excuse to dress up and be social as term comes to an end.

The society also has its own room, 3413 Herzberg Laboratories (HP), where Physics students are welcome to gather to study or socialize. The room is furnished with a computer, a microwave and a couch and should be open most times of the day.

If you're interested in joining the society,  contact a member of the society executive. Membership gives you the opportunity to attend events at a lower price than non-members.