CGQC 2019

Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference

June 3rd to 6th 2019


About us

Welcome to the 2019 edition of the Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference! We are a research oriented conference for students, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (Apogée Canada), who we graciously thank for their support! This event is jointly host by the three CFREF funded institutes across Canada: 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, but is open to all students in Canada.

This event will take place from June 3rd to 6th 2019 at the charming Jouvence resort.


These varied activities complement the scientific program.

Industry panel

Raising awareness about career opportunities outside academia.

Networking activities

Creating strong links between attendees and with our industrial panelists.

Diversity workshop

Proudly promoting diversity in the quantum community by direct training and fostering communication.

Lab tours

Presenting the workspaces and the professors heading the quantum workforce at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Outside activities

Stimulating discussions and collaboration opportunities in the impressive outdoors playground that is Jouvence.

Communication workshop

Improving presentation skills and communication proficiency.


Bus departure from the airport

Expected arrival time at UdeS



Departure from the Université de Sherbrooke to Jouvence by bus.

Registration at Jouvence

Institutional presentations

Overview of the Institut quantique, the Stewart Blusson Institute for Quantum Matter and the Transformative Quantum Technologies program.


Networking and diversity workshop

Break and snacks

Quantum materials 1

Student presentations.

Break and snacks

Quantum engineering and technologies 1

Student presentations.



Quantum information 1

Student presentations.

Break and snacks

Quantum materials 2

Student presentations.


Free time


Entrepreneurship and networking workshop presented by AED.

Poster session 1 presented by INTRIQ

Poster presentations by participants.



Quantum engineering and technologies 2

Students presentations.

Break and snacks

Quantum information 2

Students presentations.


Sponsor presentations

Five minute introductions by the sponsor representatives.

Rotating panel

Interactive dialog with the sponsor representatives and the conference participants.

Ooutdoor networking

Outside activities with industry panelists, weather permitting.

Poster session 2

Poster presentations by participants, as well as from sponsor representatives.


Fireside networking

Fireside discussions with industry panelists, weather permitting.


Group photo


Departure from Jouvence to the Université de Sherbrooke by bus.

Visit of the installations at the Institut quantique.


Departure from the Université de Sherbrooke to the airport by bus.

Many thanks to our sponsors

Please contact us or consult our partnership plan if you are interested in sponsoring our event.

Official partners

Hosting institutions

Governmental partners

Regular partners

With the help of