The Spring 2018 OMPI Professionalism Workshop

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Graduate students in the medical physics program enjoyed a half-day workshop on professionalism topics on 2018 April 12.  The afternoon opened with an introduction to human research ethics by Gordon DuVal SJD (Director of the Office of Research Ethics at Carleton) and an introduction to animal research ethics by Prof. Emily Heath PhD.  We then welcomed four Ottawa-based program alumni to comprise a career panel to talk about career tracks and answer questions:  Tanya Hewitt PhD (Human and Organizational Performance Specialist, Directorate of Safety Management, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission), Lesley Buckley PhD MCCPM, Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Mojgan Soleimani MSc, Medical Physicist, Best Theratronics Ltd, and Tyler Dumouchel PhD, Scientific Evaluator, Medical Devices Bureau, Health Canada.  These four people have followed four quite different paths and their stories were fascinating to hear.  The third component of the afternoon was an introduction to the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine and the Certification of Medical Physicists in Canada by Dave Wilkins PhD FCOMP FCCPM, who is a former President of the CCPM and is also an alumnus of our program. 

The workshop was a success and we thank these seven individuals for committing their time to give the new generation opportunity to learn from their experience. 

Prof. Paul Johns, PhD FCOMP
Program Director



2018 spring Workshop - 1

Gordon DuVal and Emily Heath


2018 spring Workshop - 3

Dave Wilkins


2018 spring Workshop - 2

Tanya Hewitt, Mojgan Soleimani, Tyler Dumouchel, and Lesley Buckley