Medical Physics

Unit 5

Above and beyond

IKBSAS faculty members recognized for teaching excellence, including first Killam award for the Okanagan campus Convocation is a time to celebrate the achievements and hard work of UBC students, but on June 7, 2018, a man who helped get many of them across the stage will also be honoured. In early May, Dr. Stephen McNeil, […]

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Q & A with Warren Hare on his just published textbook and how it came together

Warren Hare, an associate professor at the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science, recently co-authored a new textbook with Dr. Charles Audet of Polytechnique Montréal. “Derivative-Free and Blackbox Optimization” helps fill the gap for quality, accessible material needed in a new and rapidly growing sub-field of computer science. We caught up with Warren […]

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO researchers introduce system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions

UBCO Medical Physics faculty Andrew Jirasek and Michelle Hilts, along with University of Victoria PhD student Evan Maynard, have introduced a novel system to measure radiation dose in 3D under deformable conditions. The milestone was reached by building on the team's previous work in developing and optimizing a 3D radiation dose measurement tool called "gel […]

What would the world look like without Pi?

What would the world look like without Pi?

  By: Paula Tran Pi. The mysterious number and symbol you’ve known since elementary school. You probably know that pi is a ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. You likely also know that it is widely used in mathematics, and that there is a world record out there for the ability […]

Medical Physics students getting real-world experience

Medical Physics students getting real-world experience

New agreement struck between the BC Cancer Agency and UBC's Okanagan campus Real-world experience is important for any university student looking to enter the workforce, but it is especially important for medical physics students, whose careers might involve helping to deliver radiation treatment to cancer patients or researching new methods of delivery. An agreement signed […]

Mastering Data Science

New 10-month program to provide training in one of Canada’s fastest growing career fields A recent CBC article proclaimed data is now the world’s most valuable commodity, going so far as calling it as “the new oil.” That seems to confirm recent trends that show data scientists are in high demand and enjoy some of […]

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers receive UBCO Eminence Fund

Researchers in medical physics and statistics at UBC's Okanagan campus have been awarded funding through the Eminence Program to develop a cluster in medical physics and data analytics. Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society. Individually, the scholars are leaders in their areas expertise, and clustering enable them to […]

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

Quantifying brain cancer with MRIs

  A collaboration between Cornelia Laule from UBC Vancouver's Department of Radiology / Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries and Thor Bjarnason from UBC Okanagan as they co-authored a study on using quantitative T2 (qT2) MRI to characterize three different types of brain tumours. In this preliminary case study, the water microenvironments of glioblastoma, […]