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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:

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.

Tara Hargreaves (B.Sc., Physics and Mathematics, Guelph; M.Sc., Astronomy, McMaster) is Staff Scientist and Coordinator of the Institute’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 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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