Mike Haynes (B.Sc., Physics, Waterloo; M.Sc., Biophysics, Western), is the Chief Scientist at the Radiation Safety Institute. Mr. Haynes has over 30 years experience in the nuclear power industry in health physics and radioactive waste management at Ontario Power Generation and the former Ontario Hydro. As Scientific Director, he is responsible for providing direction to the Institute’s scientific staff including education programs, radiation surveys and national laboratory operations. Mr. Haynes is a past President of the Canadian Radiation Protection Association.
Spencer Manwell (B.Sc., Theoretical Physics, Guelph; M.Sc., Nuclear Astrophysics, McMaster) is a Radiation Scientist at the Institute’s National Education Centre. Drawing on his nuclear physics research experience in heavy-ion accelerators in France, Germany and Canada, Mr. Manwell helps to develop and teach course material for our various training programs as well as implementing courses onto the Institute’s eLearning training platform.
Jason Sadowski (B.Sc. and M.Sc. 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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We Need to Think More About Low-level Radiation By Laura Boksman, RSIC Chief Scientist First published in The Province on July 6, 2015, online edition Radiation is all around us. It occurs naturally in our environment, coming to us from the sun, from the soil and foods that we eat, and in the air that we […]read more
Radiation safety awareness is not just for patients, but for the physicians and clinical teams treating patients as well. Radiation exposure has a cumulative effect over the course of a physician’s career. In cardiac catheterization labs, interventional radiology suites and electrophysiology, radiation exposure is a significant but often overlooked risk for medical staff. To address […]read more