Physics Help Centre

The Physics Help Centre (PHC) is a free service primarily for students who need assistance in introductory physics courses. It offers free tutoring for individuals or small groups of students.

Physics Help Center for Winter 2024

The help center closes on the last day of classes, April 8th, 2024.


Physics 1041
Sundays 6:00 to 8:00 pm
TAs: Serena
Mondays 5:00 to 7:00 pm
TA: Andrianna

Physics 1551
Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00 pm
TA: Maryam
Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm
TAs: Christian and Zoey

Physics students looking for a private paid physics tutor can also contact:



Computing questions

Generally these should be directed to the Computing Services Helpdesk ( or  506-364-2473).

Resource documents

Representatives for physics

Library representative

Wish to make a suggestion for new books on physics for the Mount Allison library? The Physics department's library representative is Catherine Lovekin. The librarian with responsibilities for physics is Anne Lepage, who can help you with library reference questions.

Physics Senate representative

Catherine Lovekin is the Department of Physics' representative to Senate and can provide information about changes in curriculum, regulations, etc. being proposed.

Science Atlantic representative

Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) is the organization which, among other activities, helps to organize the annual AUPAC student conference and organizes a lecture tour. The Mount Allison representative on the Physics Committee of Science Atlantic is David Hornidge.

Friend of the CAP

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is the national organization for physicists and physics students. The CAP appoints one person at each department as a "friend of the CAP" to act as a liaison. David Hornidge fills this role at Mount Allison.

Other representatives

  • Perimeter Institute liaison — Mohammad Ahmady
  • Radiation safety officer — David Fleming
  • Physics department website editor — Kellie Mattatall

Physics lab equipment

Cathy Pettipas is in charge of the teaching labs in the Department. Please see her if you need specific equipment for a course project or Department outreach activity.

Seminar coordinator

Each year the Department has a series of seminar speakers to talk about various aspects of physics research and the professional activities of physicists in society.

Mohammed Ahmady is the seminar coordinator. If you have suggestions for seminar speakers, or want to co-ordinate a day for a student-led seminar, please see him.