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About our group

REPOL is a student association for the students at the COPL (Centre d'optique, photonique et laser) at Université Laval, Quebec (Quebec), Canada. This group is associated to the international professional societies OSA and SPIE.

Our goals are to:

  • Organize conferences and workshops;
  • Plan industrial visits and networking activities with industry representants;
  • Organize networking activities (like the annual Christmas party, cocktails, sports and more!);
  • Consider our members' suggestions.
REPOL is officially recognized by Université Laval as a student association and has its own charter (in french only).

Why register?

REPOL needs your registration to continue growing, because without members, there is no student chapter. The more students are registered to OSA and SPIE, the more money we get from these societies to carry out activities. You can ask your advisor to pay for your registration. They have resources for this and it will be cheaper for them when you go to conferences.

Advantages for being a member of OSA and SPIE

  • Monthly magazines and electronic journals.
  • Important rebates for conferences and workshops.
  • Optics InfoBase : a powerful tool for bibliography.
  • Great networking opportunities.
  • Grants and scholarships.
  • Being a member of a profesionnal association adds credibility to your resume.
  • WorkInOptics and SPIEworks, job-seeking websites.
  • Two invited speakers per year.

How to sign-up?

To register, fill out the two on-line registration forms:

Executive committee

Here are the REPOL officers for 2015-2016

Jean-Raphaël Carrier

Alex Côté
President, SPIE

Xavier Dallaire

Xavier Dallaire
President, OSA

Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard

Jean-Christophe Gauthier
Outreach coordinator

Mathieu Boivin

Sébastien Magnan-Saucier

Harold Dehez


Conference coordinator

Nicolas Ayotte


Industry coordinator
Sports coodinator

Daniel Bouffard-Landry

Simon Duval
Social Program

Denis Panneton

Samuel Gouin
Undergrad Officer