Events at PI

Throughout the year, Perimeter Institute hosts various events for PI Residents to improve the skills they need to embark on a career that they love.

Held once a year, the Trajectories Career Day is Perimeter’s flagship career event for physicists. Workshops and other events are also offered.

Trajectories Career Day

The day brings together current students and postdocs in theoretical physics with former students who have found great success in a variety of areas—from startups to big companies, finance, and even bestselling novels. Many of them were affiliated with Perimeter Institute and chose their career paths over other opportunities in academia.

Through a combination of talks and panel sessions, and networking events, the Trajectories Career Day showcases the many career possibilities available to young physicists, steps they can take to explore these options, and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Highlights from Trajectories 2019

  • Coming soon!

Highlights from Trajectories 2018

  • Read about the inaugural Trajectories Career Day at Inside the Perimeter
  • Imogen Wright's inspring Keynote Presentation (video)
  • Video panel highlights (coming soon)

Next Trajectories Career Day: May/June, 2020 


Upcoming Events

  • Coming soon!

Past Events

  • Preparing for Networking (June 3, 2019 at PI)
  • Resumes for Industry: How to prepare your academic CV for an Industry Role (Feb 26, 2019 at PI)

Career review office hours at PI

The People and Culture team provides individual office hours. If you are interested in reviewing your resume, transitioning your career away from academia or just have general questions about applying for jobs in Canada, please email Christina Bouda (Talent Management Specialist) to arrange a time to meet.


“Young theoretical physicists completely underestimate what their opportunities are.”


Michael Duschenes
COO, Perimeter Institute