General Information

The 2019 CIFAR Quantum Materials Summer School will be held on the Vancouver UBC campus on April 8-10, 2019. The school is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and will cover a range of topics surrounding the theme of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures. The school will consist of lectures given by experts focussing on different aspects of 2D materials, a poster session and social events both on campus and in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Following the Summer School, the main CIFAR Quantum Materials Program Meeting will be held in downtown Vancouver on April 11 - April 13, 2019 at the Pan Pacific Hotel. You may find additional information about the Program Meeting by following this link.

Who should attend

Registration is required for the 2019 Max Planck-UBC-U Tokyo-CIFAR Summer School.

Registration is currently only open for students and postdocs of the Max Planck-UBC-U Tokyo Centre for Quantum Materials, those of the CIFAR Quantum Materials Program members, and invited EPIQ investigators. There is a maximum capacity of 100 attendees: therefore, in the initial round of applications, each CIFAR Quantum Materials Program member, MP-UBC-UT member, and EPIQ investigator can nominate one student/postdoc to attend. If there is remaining capacity after the initial round, additional students may be considered.

Accommodation

  • For out of town students and post docs, the summer school accommodations are generously provided by CIFAR at the Pan Pacific Hotel, 300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5.

  • The summer school will be held at Sage building on the University of British Columbia Campus, 6331 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1.

  • Shuttles will be provided twice a day from the hotel to the school and back.

Registration Fees

  • The Summer School is free to all participants, but registration is mandatory.

  • After the summer school, eligible travel and meal expenses will be reimbursed.

    • Students

      • For students affiliated with a CIFAR Quantum Materials Program member, reimbursement will be handled through CIFAR.

      • For students affiliated with only the Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center for Quantum Materials, reimbursement will be split between CIFAR and SBQMI.

        • Flights will be handled through your home institution.

        • Local costs, such as local transit, food, etc, will be handled through SBQMI.

    • Speakers

      • For speakers affiliated with a CIFAR Quantum Materials Program, reimbursement will be handled through CIFAR.

      • For speakers not affiliated with CIFAR Quantum Materials Program, reimbursement will be handled through SBQMI.

  • The CIFAR expense claim form and travel policy can be found here, please send all claims to grace.wong@cifar.ca.

  • The SBQMI expense claim form can be found here, please send all expense claims to mng@qmi.ubc.ca.