The 1st edition of the RÉQOP – COPL Summer School, an initiative that’s here to stay

On June 5, the first summer school organized by the Réseau étudiant québécois en optique photonique (RÉQOP) supported by COPL was held in conjunction with our Annual Conference. Activities focused on cross-disciplinary skills training for our graduate students attracted some...
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Well-deserved success for COPL’s 35th Annual Conference!

On June 4, the École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS) hosted the annual conference of our strategic cluster. The team worked hard to design and deliver an ambitious program that provided participants with fresh perspectives and complementary knowledge as well as...
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Registration for the 35th COPL Annual Conference and Scientific Poster Session

To all COPL members, Registration for the 35th COPL Annual Conference continues until May 20! When: June 4, 2024 Where: École de technologie supérieure de Montréal (ÉTS) To view the program and register: COPL Annual Conference To all students, Don't...
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8 million from CFI for HiLight project

Led by professors Sylvain G. Cloutier of École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and Wei Shi of Université Laval, the Hybrid integrated systems of Light (HiLight) infrastructure project receives $8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Quebec government....
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5 April 2024

TrUST Program_INRS (professional skills training)

April 5 - May 3 - June 7 - July 25

Here is a series of professional skills training courses open to COPL members.

TrUST course on equity, diversity and inclusion
By Marie Baron of INRS
Friday, April 5, 1:30 pm to 3 pm
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TrUST course on intellectual property
By Nicolas Déziel of OPIC
Friday, May 3, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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TrUST course on leadership and management
By Martin Enault of Centech and the Quantum Innovation Zone
Friday, June 7, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
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TrUST course on science popularization
By Diane Dechief of McGill
Thursday, July 25, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
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4 November 2024

Event in photonics and quantum, a vector of innovation for Quebec

Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, Université Laval
November 4, 2024 at 9:00 am to November 5, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Come celebrate COPL’s 35th anniversary on November 4 at Université Laval.

November 5 will be devoted to the Symposium on Quantum Integrated Photonics.

Programs for both days will be announced over the course of this summer.

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