Editor’s message / Message du rédacteur
It’s many people’s favourite time of year again—summer is here! Depending on where you live, you might have been feeling the heat over the past few weeks! For a taste of the temperatures in South Texas at this time of year, for example, see Scott Nichelson’s “Due South” column.
With the arrival of summer, many of us can start to relax and breathe easy again. One group in particular that I’m sure has been more relaxed is our conference organizing committee. The team put huge amounts of time and effort into organizing a very successful conference this year. Between the internationally focused talks, the overall scientific program, the technical tours, and the entertainment, there was something for everyone in Quebec City.
Even the uncooperative weather didn’t stop our diehard running club, led by Tanya Vlaskalin, from making it out every single morning!
Those who studied hard to write the CRPA(R) exam the day before the conference can also relax now. Congratulations to all our new Registered Radiation Safety Professionals!
Another group of people who can relax a bit are those who’ve finished their term on the board of directors. Terms of office officially end at the close of our annual general meeting during the conference, so the members who were leaving the board had a day or two in Quebec City free of their board responsibilities.
Working on the board is very fulfilling and a great way to give back to the association. Thanks to everyone who has completed their terms, and good luck to the new board members.
If you weren’t able to make it out this year then you’ve got a whole year to start planning your trip to Ottawa for our 2019 conference. Aside from summer, CRPA conference season is my favourite time of the year.
I hope you’re enjoying the new online format of the Bulletin. We’d love to hear your comments, whether on the Bulletin as a whole or on a particular article. Our Bulletin site allows anyone to post comments on each article, which I hope will be a more interactive format than the printed edition and will generate some discussions around the articles we post. I look forward to seeing—and responding to—all of your comments!
I hope you all have a great and enjoyable summer. Stay safe and (advice from someone who is particularly pale) wear sunscreen . . . or at least a hat! It’s still part of radiation protection, after all.