The Physics Society of the University of British Columbia (Physsoc) was established in 1963.

The objectives of Physsoc are to:

  • Encourage and facilitate social and intellectual communication between physics students, students in other fields interested in physics and the faculty of the Physics Department.
  • Provide an opportunity for members to become acquainted with the various aspects of physics and related fields.
  • Encourage and assist members in individual physics oriented projects.
  • Provide a physics reference library for members.
  • Provide social and quiet study facilities for members.
  • Select delegates for the annual Canadian Undergraduates of Physics Association conference (CUPC).

In recent years the society has organized sponsored social events such as the Year-end Dinner. Physsoc provides academically-oriented services to students such as a reference library, study rooms, a free lecture series, funds for delegates to CUPC, and a private tutoring program. The society also provides review sessions and exam packages for sale to students.

In Fall 2015, Physsoc developed a free Physics Help Centre in collaboration with AMS tutoring and with the support of the Physics Department.

The Operating Policy, signed by each member, is intended to provide an environment free of racist, sexist, homophobic or otherwise derogatory comments or gestures. Physsoc believes in providing a safe, inclusive, and accepting environment for its members.

Physsoc’s mascot is d/rex, the friendly Eigensaur.


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