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Sonography Canada

Sonography Week – Celebrate Volunteers

Applauding Outstanding Sonographers

Catch the wave! Be inspired by, and follow in the footsteps of, outstanding and accomplished Sonography Canada members who volunteer their time to help promote and advance the profession, and our association.

Victor Lee, CRGS, CRCS
Helping to guide the profession



Victor currently serves as the Chair of Sonography Canada’s Board of Directors, making this his 8th year as a member of the professional association’s leadership team.

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Bernard “Buzz” Cox, RT, CRGS, CRCS
Helping to advance the practice of sonography

Bernard (Buzz) currently serves as the Cardiac Director on the Sonography Canada Board of Directors and has also been an active member of the association’s Examinations Committee and Professional Practice Committee volunteering his time and expertise to support exam blueprinting, standard setting, and national competency profile revalidation.

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Cathy Babiak, CRGS
Helping to position the profession within the healthcare sector

Cathy began her career as a practitioner and, after about a decade, started to assume leadership roles as an Ultrasound Clinical Coordinator, Charge Technologist, and Supervisor/Clinical Coordinator overseeing the operations of the program or department. In 1991, her focus shifted to education and she became a faculty member of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences where she continues to share her knowledge, expertise and experience to this day.

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Luc Trottier, CRGS
Helping to support global health

Luc began his career in general radiography after completing his education at The Michener Institute. While working as an X-Ray technologist at a downtown Toronto hospital, Luc was introduced to the field of ultrasound. He soon recognized the value and importance of the profession and the decisional latitude and diagnostic input of a sonographer. It wasn’t long before he returned to school to complete his education in sonography.

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Jasmine Jawanda
A new voice in the profession

Knowing from a young age that she wanted a career in healthcare and to work closely with patients, Jasmine felt very drawn to having a career in sonography. Before applying for the program, she gained valuable work experience at a local imaging clinic while taking anatomy and physiology courses to expand her knowledge in the healthcare field. Jasmine also volunteered at local community centers as well as residential care homes.

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Laura Thomas, CRGS
Helping to develop the future of the profession

Laura Thomas began her career working in radiography. Although she loved the job, it was quickly evident to her that working nights was not a good fit. So, ultrasound was her next step. She worked in hospitals in Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto for the first few years and then moved to British Columbia. She lived on Vancouver Island and worked in Nanaimo while offering a portable ultrasound service to veterinarians.

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Jennifer Palej, CRGS
Helping to propagate a culture of compassion in the profession

Jennifer began her journey volunteering with Sonography Canada when she served as the Board Student Advisor in 2016-2017. Later, she went on to volunteer as Chair of the Conference Planning Committee from 2017 to 2019. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Peter McLardie Memorial Educational Bursary.

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