Category: Features

TR-24 cyclotron in Edmonton’s Medical Isotope and Cyclotron Facility 0

2023 Anthony J. MacKay Student Paper Contest Winner

The objective of this study was to develop a high-yield Pb-203 cyclotron production route using isotopically enriched Tl-205 target material and the Tl-205(p,3n) Pb-203 reaction as an alternative to lower energy production via the Tl-203(p,n) Pb-203 reaction.


Interview with Jeff Fleming, CRPA’s President-Elect

Regular readers of the CRPA Bulletin have come to expect Dave Niven, chief editor, to interview incoming CRPA presidents. In this issue, Dave continues his interview series by talking with Jeff Fleming, CRPA’s president-elect. Jeff tells us about his job as an inspector in the Operations Inspections Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, about joining CRPA when he was looking for a network of professionals to help him grow and learn, and about the CRPA board of directors’ plans to launch a naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) taskforce.

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Radon Awareness: The Power of Working Together

In the spirit of “Working Together,” (the theme of the 2023 CRPA conference) Erin Curry (CARST), asks how we can best support organizations and individuals working to raise radon awareness? She says that, as associations that unite professionals with a common interest, both CRPA and CARST know we will get further by forging partnerships, playing to our strengths, and—when it comes to awareness—not giving up! It takes consistent effort over time to see results.


Single-Cell DNA Sequencing — A Potential Dosimetric Tool

Every year, CRPA’s Student and Young Professionals Committee organizes the Anthony J. MacKay Student Paper Contest. The winner receives the Anthony J. MacKay trophy and a $250 cash prize, and the winning paper is published in the CRPA Bulletin. Last year’s winner, Felix Mathew, presented his paper, Single-Cell DNA Sequencing – A Potential Dosimetric Tool, at ICRP 2021+1.


Embracing the Future: A Recap of the ICRP 2021+1 Session on Involving Young Professionals

Among sessions of technical and scientific importance at the recent ICRP 2021+1 conference in Vancouver, one session was strategically aimed at growing the radiation protection field. Specifically, the session explored how we can increase the involvement of young people in radiation protection. Omar, along with his co-chair, Mike Boyd from the US Environmental Protection Agency, set out to invite young professionals from around the world, with experience in different organizations and subfields, who could bring their ideas to the forefront. In this article, Omar shares his key takeaways from the session.


Amendments to the CNSC Radiation Protection Regulations: Introduction

The amended Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Radiation Protection Regulations were published in November of 2020. Following their publication, CNSC adopted a compliance promotion approach with licensees to allow them time to update their radiation safety programs. That period has now ended and all licensees must now meet the new requirements.

The July 2022 issue of the Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation (DNSR) Digest highlighted some areas where CNSC inspectors continue to see non-compliance with the updated regulations. We thought this would be a good time to remind Bulletin readers of the regulation changes.