Hello everyone,

I’m very pleased and excited to be the BC Cancer Foundation’s guest blogger for the month of December. I am a Professional Practice Leader in Medical Physics at the BC Cancer Agency, Fraser Valley Centre and an Adjunct Professor at School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University.

I was born in small town called Chirimiri in Madhya Pradesh state of India, famous for coal fields and a beautiful hill station. After completing high school, I moved to Punjab state where I did my under graduate degree and  PhD in Bio Physics with the Department of Bio Physics and Center of Advanced Studies in Physics from Punjab University Chandigarh India. I did my postgraduate studies in Medical Physics at Bhabha Atomic Research Center and Bombay University in India.

In the year 1996 I moved to Canada. It is very fascinating to see your own journey of life, how your destiny takes you from one part of world to another. After immigrating to Canada, I did a post doctoral fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and completed my training in Medical Physics at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. I became a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology in the discipline of Radiation Oncology Physics in 2007.

I consider every teacher in my education venture to be my mentor and I have learned something that has taught me to go to the next step either in school, college or even at my work place.

Kirpal

Professional Practice Leader, Medical Physics, BC Cancer Agency Fraser Valley Centre