LGBTQ+ Representative Application

We are looking for a postsecondary student representative who is engaged in the LGBTQ+ community for the Student Advisory Council (SAC)! You can find our goals and Terms of Reference in the side menu bar, and some of our past activities in the Events and Updates tab in the main menu. Please apply using the application form at the bottom of this page. The deadline for application is 12 PM EDT, September 23, 2022.


  • You must be registered as a student at a university in Canadian university at the time of application;
  • Both domestic and international students are welcome to apply;
  • You will need to join the CAP to become a member of the SAC. Please note that the first year of graduate student membership is free;
  • Must be familiar with concerns in the LGBTQ+ communities in physics and confident advocating for them;
  • Experience in LGBTQ+ advocacy is an asset, but not a requirement;
  • Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply!

From the pool of applicants, a slate of new members to the SAC will be proposed to the Nomination and Awards Committee of the CAP by the current SAC, the Director of Student Affairs and the Executive Director of the CAP. The finalized SAC will be ratified by the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For purposes of this application, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons include people who identify as First Nations (Status, non-Status, Treaty), Métis, Inuit, Native or North American Indian (including North and Central America and the Caribbean).
For the purposes of this application, members of a visible minority are people (other than Indigenous/Aboriginal persons) who are non-white in colour, regardless of their place of birth or citizenship. (Sometimes referred to as “racially visible”)
For the purposes of this application, persons with a disability are people who have a chronic, long-term or recurring physical, sensory, mental, learning or intellectual impairment, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders that person’s full and effective participation in society. This includes, but isn’t limited to, people whose functional limitations due to their impairment have been accommodated in their workplace (ex: by the use of technical aids, changes to equipment or other working arrangements).
Note regarding language: Language, particularly in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, involves social constructs which evolve over time. The definitions are not meant to label individuals but are meant to be helpful functional descriptors. They are not standardized and may be used differently by different people.
For the purposes of this application, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity include individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two spirit, asexual or a similar term.