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Our Scientists and Educators

people-scientistsThe Radiation Safety Institute of Canada has an accomplished professional scientific staff with post-graduate degrees in the physical sciences:

Laura Boksman (B.Sc., Physics – Medical/Health Option, McMaster University; M. Sc. Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario) Ms. Boksman brings over 15 years of Canadian nuclear industry experience.  Before joining the Institute, she held a variety of positions  in Radiation Protection with AECL and Cameco Corporation.  Her track record of success includes roles in  Operational Health Physics, Laboratory Management, Sampling and Analysis, Emergency Management, Training, Dosimetry, and Nuclear Waste Management and Decommissioning.  As Chief Scientist, Ms Boksman is responsible for providing direction to the Institute’s scientific staff, including Radiation Protection Services, National Laboratory Operations, and National Education Programs.

Tara Hargreaves (B.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, Guelph; M.Sc., Astronomy, McMaster) is Staff Scientist and Coordinator of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s Training Program. In addition to her teaching and course development activities, she has conducted EMF (electromagnetic field) surveys for clients ranging from small businesses to nuclear power plants. Ms. Hargreaves is a member of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association and the Health Physics Society, and has completed training in Quality Control Testing at the Michener Institute.

Spencer Manwell (B.Sc., Theoretical Physics, Guelph; M.Sc., Nuclear Physics) is a Radiation Scientist at the Institute.  Mr. Manwell participates in the development and teaching of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s training programs and in various other scientific activities at the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada.

Jason Sadowski (BSc and MSc in Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Engineer-in-Training) is a Scientist and Manager of the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s National Laboratories in Saskatoon. Mr. Sadowski provides scientific and managerial oversight for radiation protection, radiation measurement, and radon dosimetry systems at the National Laboratories. He is a member of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association as well as a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan. Mr. Sadowski has also completed an Advanced Radio Frequency Safety Officer’s course from Narda Safety Test Solutions.

Octavian Mavrichi (B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics) takes pride in being our Radiation Scientist with the team at the National Laboratories in Saskatoon. Mr. Mavrichi is responsible for data analysis, quality assurance and related research for all services offered by the laboratory. He also participates in delivering our training courses in Saskatoon. Mr. Mavrichi is a registered member of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association and the Canadian Association of Physicists.

 

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