Annual Radon Workshop

BC Lung hosts a Annual Radon Workshop every November mobilizing stakeholders and researchers on radon, the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.  


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2023 BC Lung Foundation Annual Radon Workshop Schedule 

November 29, 2023





Noah Quastel, Director, Law and Policy, Healthy Indoor Environments, BC Lung Foundation. Introductory Statements. 

10:00 - 10:05

Anne-Marie-Nicol, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. Building Radon Awareness and Building the Radon Community. 

10:05 - 10:10

Jill Hall, Realtor and Radon Community Advocate  

10:10 - 10:15



Gurpreet Sandhu, Medical Physicist and Radiation Safety Officer, BC Cancer, Surrey. “Occupational Radon level measurement and Radon Education & Awareness program in Department of Radiation Therapy - BC Cancer Surrey” 

10:15 - 10:20

Dr. Fatemeh Sabet, Medical Health Officer, Interior Health, Responsible for School Health. “Radon checking at schools in Interior Health Region.” 

10:20 - 10:30

Dr. David McVea, Public Health Physician, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Environmental Health Services. “BCCDC Radon Data Repository Updates”

10:30 - 10:40

Pam Warkentin, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists and Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program. Radon Outreach through the Take Action on Radon Program 

10:40 - 10:55

Questions Period and Break. 

10:55 - 11:00 



Andy Chase, Acting Director, Building Codes & Standards, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Government of British Columbia. “Building Code Changes to Radon Rough-ins”

11:00 - 11:15



Kate Witham, Research Intern. Clinical Trials and Research, BC Cancer-Kelowna. “Residential Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer – A feasibility study in the Interior Health Authority Region of British Columbia, Canada”.

11:15 - 11:25


Yalda Yalvari, Regional Radiation Specialist, Health Canada. BC region updates. 

11:25 - 11:30

Kasey Knowles, Project Coordinator, Canadian Association of

Nurses for the Environment “CANE-ACIIE Radon Outreach Contribution Program”

11:30 - 11:35

Brandon Monahan, STEAM Specialist, Fraser Valley Regional Library – Administrative Centre “New Developments in Library Lending Programs” 

 11:35 - 11:40


Mathieu Broussard, Regional Radiation Specialist, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch-ROEB.”Pilot project: Teleworking and hybrid working increased radon exposure during working hours.

 11:40 - 11:50




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