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Thank you to all of our conference attendees, presenters and hosts for another amazing conference

See you in 2025!

(see the 'Resources' section in the top menu for links to resources from this conference - thanks to all our contributors!)

The 2024 Theme was “Physics for a Changing World”, through sessions that focus on:

• complex systems and medical physics by TMU
• climate change by our OAPT climate change team
• first-year university physics instruction
• modern physics by PI, IQC, SNOLAB, McDonald Institute, and more

    Keynote Address: Dr. David Cramb, Dean of Science TMU

    "Exploring the Scientific Method: Losing your marbles"

    The OAPT mission is to support excellence in physics teaching at the high school and university levels in Ontario. The OAPT was founded over 40 years ago as a collaboration between secondary and post-secondary physics instructors. Our conference is a great way for educators across Ontario to connect with one another, share teaching ideas, and help build a strong physics education community.

    Conference Sessions

    Red = TMU Presentation

    Orange = University Focus

    Green = Climate Change

    Blue = Modern Physics

    Full description of sessions and presenters

    Full Conference Schedule

    Thursday May 23, 2024

    Location: Vari Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, Third floor Sears Atrium



    4:30 - 6:00 pm

    Registration and Socializing

    5:30 – 7:30 pm


    6:45 – 7:00 pm

    Welcome TMU and OAPT

    7:00 – 8:00 pm

    Undergraduate Teaching Lab Open House at the Department of Physics:

    Access to the lab tour will only be available at 7pm. Latecomers can enjoy dinner in the Sears Atrium until 7:30 or meet up at the social.  

    8:15 - 10:00 pm

    Social: Social: Imperial Pub(lic Library), upper level, 54 Dundas St E

    Friday May 24, 2024

    Location: Vari Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, lower ground level



    8:00 - 8:45 am

    Registration, Refreshments and Exhibitors

    8:45 – 9:00 am

    Welcome from TMU and OAPT, conference instructions

    9:00 – 10:00 am

    Keynote Presentation: Dr. David Cramb, Dean of Science, TMU

    “Exploring the Scientific Method: Losing your marbles”

    Room: LG14

    As part of a second-year course in Nanoscience, an activity was developed to help learners recall and activate the scientific method. Marbles are chosen as a neutral device for proposing hypotheses that are testable in the classroom. Learners gain experience in experimental design and reproducibility of data they collect. 15 years of experience in this activity has taught us to expect the unexpected.

    10:00 – 10:10 am


    10:10 – 10:30 am

    Short Coffee Break and Exhibitors

    10:30 - 11:30 am

    Session A

    11:30 - 12:30 pm

    Lunch and Exhibitors

    12:30 – 1:30 pm

    Session B

    1:30 – 2:00 pm

    Coffee Break and Exhibitors

    2:00 – 3:00 pm

    Session C

    3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Coffee Break and Exhibitors

    3:30 - 4:30 pm

    Session D

    4:45 – 5:45

    iBEST Lab Tours – Registration Required:

    Please meet at the main entrance to the Vari building (245 Church Street) at 4:30 for the first tour and 5:00 for the second tour. Please be prompt!

    5:00 pm -

    Dinner: location sign-up at the conference

    Saturday May 25, 2024

    Location: Vari Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, lower ground level



    9:00 - 10:00 am

    Session E

    10:00 - 10:30 am

    Coffee Break

    10:30 - 11:30 am

    Session F

    11:30 - 12:00 pm

    Conference Debrief - everyone is welcome

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