General Information

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The Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference (CQISC) is the annual conference in the field of Quantum Information Sciences run by and for students across Canada and around the world. The conference is open to students of various backgrounds including, but not limited to, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and engineering. The conference is held over the five days following the Annual Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information. All participants are encouraged to present a 20 minute talk or contribute a poster describing their research.

The CQISC was first held in 2004 at l’Université de Montréal and since then has been held at various Canadian institutions including the University of Calgary, the Fields Institute in Toronto, the University of McGill, and the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Today the CQISC enjoys a reputation as being one of the premier quantum information student conferences in North America. The students at the University of Guelph are proud to continue this valuable tradition

CQISC allows students from a wide range of disciplines to come together and learn of new research areas presented by their peers. The conference allows its participants to develop ties with students with similar research interests and strengthen networks between quantum information research institutes.

Important Dates

  • Application for support:April 9th, 2014
  • Submission dealine: May 16th 2014
  • Registration deadline: June 9th 2014
  • Students' Conference Dates: June 23-27, 2014


Registration for both the CQISC and the Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information is free and can be done at the Fields Institute website here. In addition to registering for the conference and school, you can also apply for financial assistance, if you feel a need.



In addition to student talks, we plan to have three guest speakers which will be announced here soon. There is also a trip planned during the week to the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, where there will be a tour of the facilities.

Accepted Talks

  • Omar Shehab Fair sampling loophole and the Vazirani­Vidick protocol
  • Shima Bab Hadiashar Communication Complexity of One-Shot Remote State Preparation
  • Annie Jihyun Park Demonstration of Robustness of Anyonic Braiding, simulated with an NMR quantum information processing
  • Philippe Allard Guerin Contextuality and quasiprobability distributions for qubits
  • Jean-Philippe M. MacLean Building a Single Photon Source for a Diamond Memory
  • Leonardo Disilvestro Graph State Computation within Spekkens’ Toy Model
  • Kent Fisher Experimental three-photon nonlocality under strict locality conditions
  • John M Donohue Ultrafast readout of time-division multiplexed photons via chirped-pulse upconversion
  • Sadegh Raeisi Bose-Einstein condensate with composite bosons
  • David Velasco Villamizar Quantum Speed Limit for relativistic electron in an uniform magnetic field
  • Katja Ried Causal models for quantum variables
  • Marek Wajs Entropic Bell inequalities and triangle principle
  • Jaspreet Sahota Quantum Correlations in Optical Interferometry
  • Jacob Bian A Rebit Wigner Function
  • Christopher Hernadez Dynamical Properties of Quantum Spin Systems
  • Tyler Jackson Quantum tomography with Pauli Operators
  • Joel Klassen New directions in pure symmetric extendibility
  • Jeremy Levick Totally Positive Density Matrices and Linear Preservers
  • Tomas Jochym-O'Connor Exploring the complementarity between quantum privacy and error correction


The majority of conference activities will be held in:

Room 1200, Albert A. Thornbrough Building, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada


We are also happy to announce that there will be a shuttle leaving from and returning to the Quantum Nano Center during both events. However to make use of this wonderful service you must be registered! The tentative schedule for the shuttle is as follows
Day Depart (AM) Depart (PM)
Monday 16th 8:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue-Fri (17-20) 8:00 am 5:30 pm
Monday 23rd 8:30 am 7:00 pm
Tuesday 24th 8:30 am 5:30 pm
Wednesday 25th NOT YET DECIDED (direction will be reversed due to field trip to the QNC)
Thursday 26th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Friday 27th 8:30 am 1:00 pm

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