CSSQI 2014
General Information Program Travel and Local Info Students' Conference

Johnston Hall clock tower

Alumni Walk on the south side of Johnston Green

Bullring coffee shop

Gryphon mascot in front of campus cannon Old Jeremiah

Inside Johnston Hall

Veterinary clinic research

War Memorial Hall

Winegard Walk

General Information

The 14th Annual Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information will be held at the University of Guelph, from June 16-20, 2014.

All students who participate in the Summer School are strongly encouraged to attend the Canadian Quantum Information Students' Conference as it presents an excellent opportunity to interact with fellow students. For more information about CQISC please go here.


The Canadian Summer School on Quantum Information is now in its 14th year and is proud to bring together students from Canada and other countries to learn about quantum information science. Past schools have been held in Toronto, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Waterloo, Vancouver and Calgary. This annual summer school series focuses on educating select early-stage graduate students in a stimulating environment of lectures by world-leading researchers covering leading aspects of quantum information. The lecturers are known not only for being leaders in the field, but also for their strong didactic skills. The lecturers are drawn from the areas of computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics.

The goal of this summer school is to provide introductory lectures on quantum information science to a general audience of graduate-level computer scientists, physicists and mathematicians.

The school consists of five consecutive days of talks that cover the basics of quantum information processing as well as more advanced topics, including quantum information theory, quantum algorithms and lower bounds, Implementations and models and quantum communication, nonlocality and interactions.

Important Dates

  • Application for support:April 9th, 2014
  • Registration deadline: June 9th 2014
  • Summer School Dates: June 16-20, 2014


Registration for both the summer school and the students' conference 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.

Contact Information

CSSQI14 Organizing Committee

Invited Speakers

Organizing committee

  • Jianxin Chen (University of Guelph & IQC, University of Waterloo)
  • David Kribs (University of Guelph; Chair)
  • Nengkun Yu (University of Guelph & IQC, University of Waterloo)
  • Bei Zeng (University of Guelph; Co-chair)

Previous Schools

Year School Host
2013 13th IQST at the University of Calgary
2012 12th Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo
2011 11th Université de Sherbrooke
2010 10th University of British Columbia
2009 9th Fields Institute
2008 8th Université de Montréal
2007 7th University of Waterloo
2006 6th University of Calgary
2005 5th Université de Montréal
2004 4th Institute for Quantum Computing and the University of Waterloo
2003 3rd University of Calgary
2002 2nd Montreal
2001 1st Toronto

Sponsored by

Fields Institute   University of Guelph   CIFAR Institute for Quantum Computing   Perimeter Institute   CryptoWorks21 INTRIQ
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