RadioNuclide Lab

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About the Radionuclide Lab

The Radionuclide Facility is located in the Biological Sciences wing. The facility contains three liquid scintillation counters and a gamma counter and serves to:

  • receive, distribute and handle waste from radioactive materials across the SFU campus
  • provide support in setting up laboratories for the safe use of radioactive materials
  • house and maintain instruments used for the detection and analysis of radioactivity 
  • provide information on ordering radionuclides 

The Radiation Safety Office and the University Radiation Safety Committee provide support to radiation users on campus. Faculty who need to use radioisotopes in their research require a permit (see link below for application).  SFU is granted a license by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the Radiation Safety Office issues permits according to the conditions outlined by the CNSC.  
Radiation Safety, Training & Permitting Information

Questions can be directed to: