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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Innovation Grant

COMP is pleased to announce a refresh of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)-funded Innovation Grant.  Following consultation with COMP members and the research and radiation safety communities, the grant now has a higher award ceiling and longer delivery timelines.  These changes reflect evolving needs of the community and increase the value and impact of funded projects. 

COMP has an agreement with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to fund one or more Innovation Grants to enhance the safe use of ionizing radiation in medicine.  The Grant supports the creation of innovative tools that address radiation safety and security issues. 

Examples include: 

  • The development of software systems to facilitate quality control of safety systems 
  • Tools to enable consistent and comprehensive equipment service logging 
  • Tools to enable sharing of quality control and equipment data 
  • Professional development/educational tools including development of resources related to radiation safety training. 

 2023 Innovation Grant Competition 

COMP is pleased to announce the winner of the 2023 Innovation Grant is Dr. Andrew  K. H. Robertson, PhD from BC Cancer Vancouver for his project titled Radiation Shielding for Ultra-high Dose Rate Electron Flash Radiation Therapy. 

Innovation Grant Recipients

2023   

Dr. Andrew H.K. Robertson, PhD

BC Cancer Vancouver      

Radiation Shielding for Ultra-high Dose Rate Electron Flash Radiation Therapy   
2021   

Dr Humza Nusrat

Metropolitan University   

Virtual Reality Simulator for LINAC Training   
2019   

Alasdiar Syme PhD, FCCPM

Dalhousie University   

Development of an Emergency Response Simulator for HDR Brachytherapy   
2017   

Crystal Angers MSc, FCCPM

The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre   

Development of QATrack+ Service Log   
2017   

Robert Corns, FCCPM

BC Cancer Surrey   

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