15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
Welcome to the 2014 CAP Congress! / Bienvenue au congrès de l'ACP 2014!

Elements of Professional Practice for Physicists

17 Jun 2014, 17:00
W-130 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Invited Speaker / Conférencier invité Herzberg Public, Plenary, and Medal Talks / Conférenciers des sessions Herzberg, plénières et médaillés (CAP-ACP) Professional Development


Mr Michael O'Neill (CAP - PAC)


Elements of Professional Practice for Physicists Prepared by: M.K. O'Neill , M.Sc. (Physics), P.Eng, P.Phys and Dr. Stephen Pistorius M.Sc. (Med) Ph.D. (Physics), P.Phys., FCOMP for the CAP Professional Affairs Committee The Canadian Association of Physicists has established a professional designation: Professional Physicist (P.Phys). Although qualifying criteria are in place for P.Phys applications, other aspects of professional practice have not been fully developed. The purpose of this talk and workshop is to explore elements of professional practice through a review of practices found in other professions, as well as legal obligations, such as expanded duty of care, which are inherent to professional practice . We will cover topics such as the general nature of professional practice, the common elements of professional practice, and the application of these to P.Phys professional practice.

Primary author

Mr Michael O'Neill (CAP - PAC)


Dr Stephen Pistorius (CAP-PAC)

Presentation Materials