Young Professionals Workshop

The purpose of the Young Professionals Workshop is to provide residents, graduate students and early-career medical physicists with education on professional and job-readiness skills. This is intended to complement academic and research training and prepare them for successful careers in clinical, research, industry, government and academic fields. Keynote speakers, a panel of individuals from a diversity of backgrounds and a hands-on networking experience will be the highlights of this workshop.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday September 24th and is included in the ASM registration fee.

Schedule/programme :

11:00-11:30 Welcome and Student Council update

11:30-13:00 Career Panel featuring an RSO/PA, Clinical, Resident, and Academic Physicists, and an HR professional.

13:00-14:00 Lunch:  Mira Keyes' talk: Staff Burnout - Conundrum of the Modern Health Care System

14:00-16:00 Workshop: Finding Space and a Voice for Diversity

16:00-16:30 Refreshment Break

Presenters/conférencières :

Zahra Anjomani, PhD
Junior Physicist
BC Cancer Agency


Malgorzata D'Souza, MSc
Physics Assistant
Tom Baker Cancer Centre


Rebecca Feldman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science,
Mathematics Physics & Statistics
University of British Columbia



Jennifer (Jenn) Jakobi, PhD
Dean Pro Tem College of Graduate Studies
Professor, Health and Exercise Sciences
The University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus


Mira Keyes, MD, FRCPC
Radiation Oncologist
BC Cancer Agency




Erin Strong, CPHR
Head of Human Resources
Pinnacle Renewable Energy





Kathleen Surry, PhD, MCCPM
Medical Physicist
London Regional Cancer Program