April 2, 2013
Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced on March 14 the appointment of Alexander (Sandy) McEwan, MD, as a member of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for a 5-y term. “Dr. McEwan is a leading expert in nuclear medicine and medical isotopes,” said Oliver. “His insight and leadership will be great assets to the CNSC as it continues to ensure safety, security, health, and environmental stewardship in the nuclear industry.”
McEwan, a past president of SNMMI, has more than 25 y of experience in nuclear medicine and served as a special advisor to the Canadian Health Minister during the medical isotope shortage in 2009. He is the chair of the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and medical director of the Cross Cancer Institute (Edmonton).