PASA - Physics and Astronomy Student Association

group-photo.jpgThe Physics and Astronomy Student Association consists of undergraduate students in 2nd year and above in the Physics or Astronomy programs at Western. Our purpose is to enhance the undergraduate student experience through organizing numerous social events, actively seeking to recruit more students to the program, providing services to first-years, and being active in physics outreach. Details on upcoming PASA events will be posted here for your convenience, so check back frequently!

Please follow this link for a list of the 2019-20 Executive Committee Members.

On this page you will find a list of upcoming events and useful links (see below).

Your PASA team,

Athy Aravinthan, Jenna Veugen, Cole Baker, Nicholas Popiel, Gabriel Cattrysse, Sofia Pasquini, Yosief Redda, Maddy Schwartz, Bryce Kilbourne

Events Calendar:

Gradient @ the Grad Club will take place Jan 16, 2020 from 6-10pm. Gradient is an annual gathering of students and faculty in an informal setting.  There will be food and trivia!  Tickets are available from the PASA office for $5 each.

Movie Night at Western Film in UCC.  Wall-E, January 20 at 7pm

Silk Screen Workshop. On January 30, 2020 we will be making our own unique t-shirts!  Details to come.

Shadow Day is Feb 27, 2020.  More details to come.

Physics Help Centre  – Every week, PASA hosts a help centre for students of all years where PASA members volunteer their time to help tutor.  Help Center is held in PAB 48 on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 and on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30. 


Every year PASA hosts a Physics Undergraduate Conference (otherwise known as PhUnC) that gives undergraduates from across the province the opportunity to share their research through mini talks and poster sessions. This year's conference date is Thursday March 12, 2020. The keynote speaker this year is Michael Kolios. The schedule will be: Welcome Speech, Poster presentations, lunch & industry fair, keynote speaker, grad student chat, oral presentations, trivia, dinner & awards! 

Registration is now open to everyone:

Useful Links

Our Facebook Page
Office of the Registrar
Student Health and Wellness
Student Success Centre