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Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano-Center
TQT/IQC, University of Waterloo, Ontario

CGQC 2023

Canadian Graduate
Quantum Conference
January 24 – 26, 2023
About

ABOUT

The CGQC is a research-oriented conference for Canada's graduate students (Master's and Doctoral level) in quantum technologies. The primary focus areas are quantum information, computing, communication, sensing, and materials, across theory, experiment, and applications. This is the first time the CGQC is being held since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we greatly look forward to meeting together as a student community again! We highly encourage interested students to register to contribute a talk or poster presentation.

This event is jointly organized and hosted on a rotating basis by the three CFREF-funded institutes across Canada: the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (University of British Columbia), Institut Quantique (Université de Sherbrooke), and Transformative Quantum Technologies (University of Waterloo). Participation is free for students from these institutes and is open to all graduate students in the areas of quantum technologies in Canada.

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Activities

ACTIVITIES

Scientific presentations

Student talks and posters , keynote presentations by leading researchers, and the perfect environment for discussion and collaboration.

Lab
tours

Discover the laboratories, facilities,  and research groups of Transformative Quantum Technologies and the University of Waterloo.

Industry engagement

Presentations, panels, and networking opportunities, connecting Canada's quantum graduate students with private-sector leaders in this emerging industry.

Non-technical sessions

Interactive sessions to equip Canada's future research leaders with awareness and skills to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society through scientific advancement.

Speakers

SPEAKERS

Prof. Stephanie Simmons
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SILICON COLOUR CENTERS

Stephanie Simmons is an Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair, and CIFAR Quantum Information Science Fellow, based out of the Department of Physics at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and is the Founder and Chief Quantum Officer of Photonic Inc.

 

Her work on silicon quantum technologies was awarded a Physics World Top Ten Breakthrough of the Year of 2013 and again in 2015, and she is one of only 5 individuals to have ever won this award twice. She was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2020, and her work has been covered by the New York Times, CBC, BBC, Scientific American, the New Scientist, and many others.

Prof. Crystal Senko
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QUANTUM COMPUTING WITH TRAPPED BA+ IONS

Crystal Senko joined the Institute for Quantum Computing in November 2016 as Assistant Professor with the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. She holds the Canada Research Chair in Trapped Ion Quantum Computing.

Senko’s research at IQC focuses on using trapped ions for quantum simulations and quantum computing applications. Her work also explores qudits and how to improve the efficiency of encoding a logical unit of information using the multiple levels of a qudit.

Prof. David Cory
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CONTROLLING QUANTUM DEVICES

David Cory is a physical chemist working to develop quantum devices for sensing and computation. Earlier sensors have found applications in fields as varied as cancer diagnostics, materials processing for tires, improved sensitivity for oil exploration, and a sensor for dark matter searches. Two startups recently spun out of the lab develop quantum sensors with medical, biochemical and materials applications.

 

He held the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Information Processing and is currently the principal investigator for the Canada First Research Excellence Fund in Transformative Quantum Technologies.

Sponsors

SPONSORS

The CGQC is made possible primarily through the funding provided by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (Apogée Canada Fonds d'Excellence en Recherche).

We are also collaborating with industry partners to strengthen the link between Canada's quantum graduate students, the CFREF hosting institutions, and the private sector.

Poster Partner
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Innovation Tier
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Foundations Tier
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Schedule

SCHEDULE

View a printable pdf of the conference schedule on one page:

View the full scientific program, including the titles and abstracts of all talks.

Interactive Schedule
Breakfast
07:30
St Jerome's
Welcome
08:30
Main hall QNC0101
Institute session
08:45
Main hall QNC0101
Presentation session 1A
09:45
Main hall QNC0101
Break
10:30
Atrium
Keynote 1
10:45
Main Hall QNC0101
Poster setup
11:45
Atrium
Lunch
12:00
St Jerome's
Keynote 2
13:00
Main hall QNC0101
Break
14:00
Atrium
Presentation session 1B
14:15
Main hall QNC0101
Break
15:30
Atrium
Non-technical session 1
15:45
QNC1201
Poster session 1
17:00
Atrium

TEAM

The organizing committee proudly bringing you CGQC2023

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Conference Lead

Jack deGooyer

MASc, University of Waterloo

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Industry Coordinator

Maeve Wentland

MSc, University of Waterloo

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Communications

Ankita Chakravarty

PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

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Design & Programme

Sam Wolski

PhD, Université de Sherbrooke

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On-site Logistics

Collin Epstein

MSc, University of Waterloo

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Remote Logistics

Steve Lamoureux

MSc, Université de Sherbrooke

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