News Archive:


  • Gawon Han & Amanda SwanSep. - Congratulations to Gawon Han and Amanda Swan. Both students successfully defended their MSc thesis this fall. Gawon will continue in the MP gradute program working toward a PhD. Amanda starts her Medical Physics residency at TBCC, Calgary in the new year.


  • Dr. Andre GhilaSep. - Congratulations to Dr. Andre Ghila for successfully defending his PhD thesis.


  • Dr. Oleksandr ZelyakDec. - Congratulations to Oleksandr Zelyak for successfully defending his Medical Physics MSc thesis.

  • Dr. Hali MorrisonAug. - Congratulations to Dr. Hali Morrison for successfully defending her PhD disertation!


  • Dec. - Congratulations to Jean-David Jutra for passing his PhD Defence.

    Dec. - Congratulations to Shima Yaghoobpour Tari for successfully defending her masters thesis. In January 2017, she began her residency in Ontario.

    Dr. Eugene YipDec. - Congratulations to Dr. Eugene Yip for successfully defending his PhD disertation!

  • Brie with her supervisorsNov. - Congratulations to Brie Cawston-Grant for successfully defending her masters thesis! We wish you success in your future endeavors!

  • Sep. - Congratulations to Daniel Tamagi, MSc..

  • Jan. - Congratulations to Devon Baille, PhD..


  • Daneille Anderson, PhDAug. - Congratulations to Ms. Anderson on the successful defence of her thesis entitled: "Dosimetry and Biological Studies for Microbeam Radiation Therapy at the Canadian Light Source". We wish Daneille, the best of luck in her future endeavours.

  • Jan. - Congratulations to Medical Physics graduate students, Dylan Breitkreutz and Eugene Yip who were successful applicants for the Department of Medicine, 75th Anniversary Graduate Award.


  • July - First Linac-MR Images of a Human Subject

    1st Linac-MR image of head

    View example images in the photo gallery at

  • June - Congratulations to J.D. Jutras and Hali Morrison. Both Graduate Students have been awarded the 2014 Catherine M. Pearson Cancer Research Graduate Studentship and Cameron C. Daye Research Allowance.

  • May - T. Rock Mackie, Ph.D., an alumni of the U of A Medical Physics program will receive the William D. Coolidge Award at the 2014 AAPM meeting in Austin Texas. This is the AAPM's highest award and recognizes Dr. Mackie for an eminent career in medical physics.

  • Feb.-Four Medical Physics Graduate students have received the Government of Alberta graduate studentship award. Congratulations to Dylan Breitkreutz, Brennen Dobberthien, Brian Morrell and Hali Morrison.


  • Dec.-Congratulations to Amr Heikal, PhD and Moti Raj Praudel, PhD for successfully completing the Medical Physics PhD program. The Division of Medical Physics would like to wish them success in their future endeavors.
  • Apr.-Three Medical Physics Graduate Students receive awards:
    • Moti Raj Paudel was awarded the Dissertation Fellowship Award. This award recognizes Moti's  academic and scholarly excellence as a PhD candidate who is within 1 year of program completion.
    • Derek Liu was awarded the Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize, recognizing Derek's research accomplishment as a PhD candidate.
    • Dylan Breitkreutz received the prestiguous Julie Payette-NSERC research scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the top 24 applicants of the NSERC PGSM competition.
  • Apr.-The Linac-MR Project Team lead by Dr B.G. Fallone is awarded a $5M grant by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS) to develop a Clinical Linac-MR system for Image-guided Radiation Therapy


  • Sep.-Welcome to our new Medical Physics Graduate students, Dylan Breitkreutz, Brennen Dobberthein, Brian Morrell, and Hali Morrison who begin their studies fall of 2012.


  • Dec.-Katie Gagnon completes PhD.

    Katie Gagnon with PhD Supervisor Don Robinson Katie Gagnon with Supervisor Dr. Don Robinson

  • Dec.-Dan Michael Santos completes MSc.
  • Dec.-Medical Physics graduate student, Michael Reynolds is the recipient of one of the University of Alberta's 75th Anniversary Graduate Student Awards.
  • Aug.-A research team headed by Medical Physics Director, Dr. Gino Fallone receives $6 million in funding to build a prototype Magnetic Resonance Real-time Guided Radiation Therapy machine.


  • Oct.-Dr. Gino Fallone Knighted by the Italian Republic. ...more
  • Sep.-UAlberta Awards the Govenor General Gold Medal Award to Joel St. Aubin, a graduate of the Medical Physics Program. ...more

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