Physics Department

How do things work? What can we create? Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time. It’s a pathway to careers in the sciences and engineering.

Why study physics at Capilano University?

The study of physics helps us understand the world around us. Without it, we wouldn’t have much of the technology we take for granted today, from solar panels to flat-screen TVs and the internet.

All careers in the sciences, health sciences or engineering require a solid foundation in physics. CapU offers a range of courses to help you acquire the skills and credits needed to advance in your area of study.

And if you’re interested in the universe, consider our astronomy courses to explore celestial objects within and beyond the solar system.

Small classes, quality instruction

Our small class sizes and individualized attention can make a world of difference when studying complex matters.

You’ll spend significant time in the physics lab conducting experiments. You’ll learn how to take and record measurements in a lab setting, how to analyze and evaluate data, and how to communicate results in a scientific manner.

Careers paths and further education

Physics courses are often required for majors in the sciences or engineering. They are often a component of associate degrees or engineering programs at CapU.

The study of physics strengthens quantitative reasoning and problem-solving skills. It’s a great preparation for any career – particularly within a technical field – because you’ll learn how to analyze and solve complicated problems. Future careers may include engineering, teaching, medicine, law, cosmology or astrophysics. 

Physics labs

Find all the information you need to know about upcoming labs, including manuals and other requirements, on the physics department website. This site also provides access to student resources, including course information and a 360-degree view of a first-year physics lab.

 

Bruno Tomberli
Instructor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Physics

604 986 1911 ext. 2444
Fir Building, room FR485
brunotomberli@capilanou.ca
Derek Howell B.Sc., PhD
Lab Supervisor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Physics

604 983 7571 ext. 7571
Fir Building, room FR302C
derekhowell@capilanou.ca
Kory Stevens
Lab Supervisor, Instr. Physics
School of STEM
Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3590
Fir Building, room FR302C
korystevens@capilanou.ca
Lauren Moffatt
Convenor, Physics/ Instructor, Physics
School of STEM
Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 3410
Fir Building, room FR483
laurenmoffatt@capilanou.ca
Noriko Cool
Department Assistant - STEM, Emergency Floor Warden Fir
School of STEM
Biology
Chemistry
Engineering
Computing and Data Science
Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 7420
Fir Building, room FR471
norikocool@capilanou.ca
Wendy Dansie
Divisional Supervisor, STEM, School of, Move Up Executive Councillor/Staff Rep., Emergency Floor Warden Fir
MoveUP Union Office
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Engineering
Physics
Computing and Data Science
Chemistry
Biology

604 990 7856 ext. 7856
Fir Building, room FR471a
wdansie@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this department?

Physics & Astronomy Department


604 984 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
sciences@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca