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Alumna Christiane Burton Wins Sylvia Fedoruk Prize!

The Department of Physics wishes to congratulate alumna Christiane Burton who on July 13th was awarded the Sylvia Fedoruk prize!

The prize is presented for the best paper on a subject falling within the field of medical physics, relating to work carried out wholly or mainly within a Canadian institution and published during the past calendar year. The award was given at the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

From the Canadian Association of Medical Physicists website:

SYLVIA FEDORUK PRIZE

During her 35 years of service, Dr. Fedoruk brought honour to her country, her home province, the medical physics community, all the while maintaining a "down to earthness" which distinguishes her as a "people person". These qualities contributed to her receiving awards such as Saskatoon's Woman of the Year, The Order of Canada, and Saskatchewan's Award of Merit, all in 1986. That same year, she was elected Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1995 she completed a 5-1/2 year term as Saskatchewan's Lieutenant Governor. Dr. Fedoruk was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2008.

In 1986, the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency established the Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics to honour Dr. Fedoruk for her 35 years of dedicated and distinguished service to Saskatchewan's cancer program. This prize is presented for the best paper on a subject falling within the field of medical physics, relating to work carried out wholly or mainly within a Canadian institution and published during the past calendar year. The award consists of a plaque and a cash prize. The prize was first awarded in 1988. Selection is made by an anonymous panel of judges appointed by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists.