Media Advisory - Governor General to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists Recognition Gala

OTTAWA, June 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will attend the Canadian Association of Physicists 2016 Annual Congress Special Recognition Gala on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 7 p.m., at the Shaw Centre, in Ottawa. The event recognizes excellence and innovation in physics and physics education in Canada. The work of the award winners has been recognized nationally and internationally to better define the physical composition of our material world, energy systems and the universe.

The Governor General will deliver remarks on this occasion. Nobel laureate Dr. Arthur McDonald will present the awards and give a short talk on his experiences since being awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

About the Canadian Association of Physicists

Since 1945, the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) has been the voice of physics in Canada. The CAP promotes physics education in Canada, recognizes outstanding physics achievements, seeks recognition for the value and contribution of physics to Canadian society, and advocates for supportive public policy for physics scholarship and application. For more information, visit (Facebook/Twitter: @CAPhys).

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with
the Canadian Association of Physicists
and should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. on the day of the event.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280,; Dr. Adam J. Sarty, P.Phys., President, Canadian Association of Physicists, 902-240-9996,; Dr. Marcello M. Pavan, Director of Communications, Canadian Association of Physicists, 604-868-7466,

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