We have a diverse group of professionals in our department to help you pursue your undergraduate or graduate degree.
- Faculty teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in research both on campus and at leading laboratories and institutes around the world.
- Adjunct Faculty are external experts who are affiliated with departmental research programs. Many adjuncts teach courses and supervise graduate students.
- Emeritus Faculty are retired faculty members, many of whom maintain an active presence in our department. They may supervise graduate students, teach courses, conduct research or engage in public outreach.
- Research personnel include research assistants, research associates and post doctoral fellows who are engaged in research.
- Academic & Administrative Staff have professional roles in our department, including management and operation of the laboratory program, Physics Aid Service, lecture demonstrations, and the Co-op program, or who provide network and computer support.
- Office & Technical Staff includes administrative personnel in our general office and technicians in our electronics and machine shops.
- Sessional Instructors teach degree program courses on a short-term contract basis.
- Graduate Students undertake research projects, take courses and may also hold teaching assistantships in which they teach undergraduate labs or mark homework assignments.
- Advisers are faculty members who provide guidance on matters such as course selection, program or degree requirements, and transfer credit.
- The department is home to two student associations - the Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Student Society (Phasers) for undergraduates, and The Physics & Astronomy Graduate Student Association (PAGSA) for graduate students.