Greg Kennelly

BSc (Hons),  1972

Greg's professional career began with training as a Medical X-Ray Technician in the pre-BCIT days when individual hospitals had their own training schools for nurses, x-ray and laboratory technicians. Following graduation from that program in 1963, he was invited by the late Dr. Harold F. Batho to join the staff of the BC Cancer Institute - later the Cancer Control Agency of BC and currently the BC Cancer Agency - as a technician in the Physics Department. By 1966, he realized that, in order to achieve future advancement, he would need to return to school and earn a degree. Accordingly, he enrolled at SFU in January 1967 to pursue an Honours Physics degree, graduating in 1972.

Following graduation, Greg returned to the BC Cancer Institute as a Junior Physicist and, in 1977, was transferred to the Victoria Cancer Clinic as the sole physicist at that site. He moved back to the Vancouver Centre in 1979 following his marriage to a Vancouver General Hospital anaesthesiologist. In 1984, Greg was elected to Fellowship by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, becoming the first of only three people with only a baccalaureate degree to achieve this distinction. He retired in 2003 as Senior Medical Physicist and Provincial Radiation Safety Officer from a BC Cancer Agency career that spanned 40 years. Also in 2003, he was one of the founding members of the British Columbia Association of Medical Physicists and in 2005, the Canadian Organization for Medical Physics elected him to Emeritus Membership in recognition of his efforts to promote the profession.

In addition to professional activities, Greg served three years with the RCAF (Auxiliary and University Reserve); was active in the Scouting movement, serving 14 years as a Beaver leader, Scout leader or Regional Council member as his sons moved through the program; have been involved in the RCMP Block Watch program since 1996; and, in 2013, was invested into the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster in recognition of long service to the Anglican Church of Canada at both the parish and diocesan levels.


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