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Making radiation treatment better
Posted Tue, Apr 24th

If you're ever looking for researcher James Gräfe, you would be advised to check his schedule.

Four days of the work week, Gräfe is based at Ryerson University, where he's a professor in the external,Department of Physics. On the remaining day, though, he can be found at a local hospital, where as a clinical medical physicist, he ensures cancer patients receive the correct dose of radiation, precisely where it's needed to treat their disease.

Read the full article at Ryerson Today.

[Photo: Clifton Li]

Clinical medical physicist James Gräfe works at the Odette Cancer Centre, part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Department of Physics Receives CAMPEP Accreditation Renewal
Posted Tue, Apr 24th

Physics faculty celebrate CAMPEP accreditation renewal in newly renovated teaching lab KHE 231. [Photo: Clifton Li]

Ryerson's graduate programs in biomedical physics have received a five-year extension of a prestigious accreditation and Ana Pejović-Milić, chair of the... Read the full story in Ryerson Today.

Dr. Catherine Beauchemin Inducted into Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Posted Tue, Apr 24th

The Department congratulates Dr. Catherine Beauchemin on her induction into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Read more at https://www.ryerson.ca/research/news/2017/0912/

Caribbean Teachers Visit for Experiential Physics!
Posted Mon, Aug 21st

On August 9 the Department of Physics welcomed a delegation of guidance teachers from several Caribbean islands.

Read all about it in the Jamaican Observer!

Physics experiential learning activity with Caribbean delegation (photo: Kimone Thompson)
Alumna Christiane Burton Wins Sylvia Fedoruk Prize!
Posted Fri, Aug 18th

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.

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