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Amendments to the Radiation Protection Regulations: A CNSC Perspective

The recent amendments to CNSC’s Radiation Protection Regulations were meant to enhance radiation protection for workers, the public, and the environment based on international standards for radiation protection and CNSC regulatory operational experience. This article from CNSC’s Jessica Milligan-Taylor, a project officer with the Accelerators and Class II Facilities Division, outlines all of the changes and draws special attention to some changes of particular interest.

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Radon in the Workplace – Are You Protected?

Last year, Erin Curry, the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST) regional director, explored the contribution of various indoor radon levels to annual effective dose in a two-part series in the Bulletin. In a new series that begins in this issue, she shifts her focus to radon in the workplace. She says, while we know general exposure to elevated levels of radon radiation is linked to increased risk of lung cancer, for radiation protection professionals, exposure to radon gas in the workplace may well be a case of the shoemaker’s children going barefoot.


What to expect at ICRP 2021+1 in Vancouver

The 6th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection (ICRP 2021) was scheduled to take place in November 2021, but it was postponed due to the pandemic. ICRP 2021+1 has been rescheduled for...


Ed Waller Receives the 2022 CRPA Meritorious Service Award

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes significant service provided to the Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) or to the radiation protection community in general. This year, the award was presented to Dr. Edward Waller for his support of, and service to, CRPA. Read about some of the many reasons why Ed’s contributions to the association makes him very deserving of the award.


New Board Member Interview

Chief Editor Dave Niven interviews Tara Hargreaves, a new member of CRPA’s board of directors. Tara says, “CRPA is the way to connect with those working in radiation safety across Canada. . . I would feel rather alone if I weren’t a member.”


President’s Message, October 2022

Leah Shuparski-Miller, la présidente de l’ACRP a été inspirée par l’esprit du retour à l’école. En plus d’acheter des fournitures scolaires pour ses enfants, elle achète des fournitures pour elle-même et investit dans des activités de développement professionnel. Elle invite les lecteurs à profiter des offres automnales de l’ACRP.

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Editorial, October 2022

Dave Niven, the Bulletin’s editor in chief, is welcoming back pretty much everything! Back to work in the office, back to travel plans . . . but most of all, he’s beyond excited for the return of in-person conferences. He talks about the opportunities that came out of a recent International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) conference and looks forward to ICRP 2021+1 in Vancouver in November.

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Looking Forward to ICRP 2021+1

The 6th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection (ICRP 2021) was scheduled to take place in November 2021, but it was postponed due to the pandemic. The meeting (ICRP 2021+1) will now take place November 7 to 10, 2022, in Vancouver, BC. We interviewed ICRP 2021+1 program committee member Brian Ahier to find out what’s in store.