Mark Your Calendars!

The Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) will celebrate 30 years of collaboration and innovation with three special events, culminating in a half-day symposium at Carleton University on Nov. 7 – the International Day of Medical Physics and the birthday of pioneering physicist, Marie Curie.

OMPI is a regional network of clinical, research, and academic medical physicists tied together by a passion for research. It is a Carleton University Research Centre of a unique flavour and connects three essential foundations of medical physics in Ottawa: the federal government labs, which are unique in Canada, clinical facilities for imaging and cancer therapy, which are some of the most comprehensive in Canada, and Carleton University’s Department of Physics.

Connections within OMPI have fostered an intricate web of research collaborations and provide the foundation for M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate education programs.

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OMPI30 Symposium Presenters

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All OMPI30 Events

Please mark your calendars for three special events as OMPI celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall.

Note: OMPI will return to regular programming late in November, with a seminar on Thursday, Nov. 28 and the next ones in January. Please visit the OMPI website to view the full schedule.


OMPI is a 30-year success story. On Nov. 7 members of the community will come together to recognize the collaborative nature of our research, which is essential and drives participation, innovation and access to facilities and expertise in medical physics.

Dr. Malcolm McEwen, Executive Director, OMPI

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About OMPI

The Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI) is the dynamic network of medical physicists in Canada’s capital region. Officially, it is a Carleton University Research Centre based in the Department of Physics. Founded in 1989, the OMPI now constitutes over 40 medical physicists and associate scientists in the Ottawa region.

Our members are located at The Ottawa Hospital and The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, NRC, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (Chalk River), and Nordion, as well as at Carleton University. Collectively, the medical physics community in Ottawa is one of the strongest and most diverse in Canada, spanning imaging physics, cancer therapy physics, medical biophysics, and some aspects of health physics.

The intent of OMPI is that by collaborating on common research and academic matters we can accomplish much for our field, our institutions, and for the public. Amongst its other activities, the OMPI runs a very successful monthly seminar series on medical physics research, and coordinates the MSc and PhD programs in medical physics within the Carleton Physics department.

To learn more, visit the OMPI website.


OMPI at a Glance