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Our Scientists and Educators

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

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Laura Boksman
(B.Sc., Physics – Medical/Health Option, McMaster University; M. Sc. Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario) Laura has over 15 years of Canadian nuclear industry experience. Operational Health Physics, Laboratory Management, Sampling and Analysis, Emergency Management, Training, Dosimetry, and Nuclear Waste Management and Decommissioning are just a few of the subjects in which she is very well versed.

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.

Suketu Patel (BSc and MSc in Radiation and Health Physics, McMaster University) as Radiation Scientist Suketu 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. Suketu has graduated with a bachelors degree Medical physics, and a masters degree in Health and Radiation physics. He enjoys teaching and seeing students make progress. His gentle approach to instruction will have you earn a certificate without stress or pressure.

Warmer JasonJason Sadowski (BSc and MSc in Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, P.Eng.) is a Scientist and Manager of Dr. Fergal Nolan National Laboratories in Saskatoon. Jason 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.

Warmer TaviOctavian Mavrichi (B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics) takes pride in being our Radiation Scientist with the team at Dr. Fergal Nolan National Laboratories in Saskatoon. Octavian 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. He is a registered member of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association and the Canadian Association of Physicists.

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