TRU Science

APS NWS 2022 Conference

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Thompson Rivers University is excited to be hosting the APSNW Section meeting June 3-4, 2022.  This conference offers a breadth of physics presentations, from the sub-atomic to the cosmic!

WHERE: The conference will take place in the Brown Family House of Learning on the TRU campus.


Registration can be made direclty through APS portal:

APS Meeting Registrationlinks to external site

The APS has a reciprocal agreement with CAP, so CAP membes can attend at APS rates.  If  you are a CAP member, then please use this form to register.

Conference Registration

We will provide means to register the day of the conference.

Student Travel Awards

Use this form to apply for up to $300USD student travel award.

General Schedule

The presentation schedule can be found here:

Other events to consider:

Friday June 3 from 3-4.  Virtual Reality.  Come and experience VR in our Makerspace.  Register here:  (max 6 registrants)

Friday June 3 from 1-2pm Solar Telescope viewing.  (Weather perimitting).  Grab your lunch and join us at TRUs observatory where we will be viewing sunspots.

Saturday June 4 from 3-4 pm.  The first ever APSNW section 3 point shooting competition.  (Weather permitting).  Join us for a fun afternoon of 3 point shooting.  Center of campus.

Poster Details

Poster boards are roughly 3ft in width and 4ft tall.  The boards will be able to accomodate wider posters, but it is suggested you create poster no wider than 3ft.


A handbook with information on wifi, restaurants, parking.


Late Abstract Submission!

There is still some space in the program, if you would like to submit a poster, please email

Contact Us

Local Organizing Committee (LOC): Mark Paetkau (mpaetkau at, Robin Kleiv, George Weremczuk, Colin Taylor, Joanne Rosvick. 

APS NWS Executive can be found at

Travel to Kamloops:

By road: Kamloops is in the interior of BC, roughly 4hrs NE of Vancouver, but can also be reached from the south via highway 97 through the Okanagan, or from the North via highways 5 and 1.

By air: Fly directly into Kamloops Airport.  Taxi service from the airport will be about $30.

There is a shuttle service: Airport Shuttlelinks to external site

Where to stay?

There are several hotels a short walk to the university: Best Western Plus, Ramada Inn, Knights Inn, Panorama. 

There are a limited number of student housing rooms, which are roughly half the cost of a regular hotel room.  Details can be found here: Conference Student Dormitory Rooms

What to do?

If you are looking for others things to do in Kamloops, or are planning on bringing a signficant other, here are some suggestions:

  • Visit a winery! Privator Winery offers picnics and wine tastings.
  • Take in a round of Golf (or driving range)- Mt. Paul Golf course, Kamloops Golf and Country Club, Bighorn Golf and Country Club
  • Take in a round of Disc Golf - Disc Golf Courseslinks to external site
  • Tennis and Pickleball at Riverside Park