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44th C.J. Mackenzie Gala of Engineering Excellence

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Prairieland Park

503 Ruth Street West

Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6

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On January 21, 2020, the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan will be celebrating the achievements of electrical engineering alumnus, Dr. Brad Polischuk (BE'88, MSc'90, PhD'93), at the C.J. Mackenzie Gala of Engineering Excellence. Each year, the gala recognizes an alumnus who has achieved a position of eminence within their profession and honours their achievements by recognizing them as the evening’s Distinguished Lecturer and inducts them into the College of Engineering’s Alumni Wall of Distinction.

Founded in 1976, the college’s flagship event brings together students, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering to connect with engineering professionals, prominent companies and organizations across the province, as well as alumni. The event has become known within the Saskatoon engineering community as the College of Engineering’s premier event for engineers to gather, celebrate and listen to a distinguished alumnus.

ABOUT THE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER:

Dr. Brad Polischuk is a medical device executive with more than 25 years of research and development experience in the medical technology industry. He is Vice President of R&D for Hologic, a medical technology company that is a manufacturer and global supplier of diagnostics products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment. As a leader in this area, Hologic is active in four segments: diagnostics, breast and skeletal health, medical aesthetics and gynecologic surgical solutions. Hologic employs more than 6,200 people globally and had annual revenues of more than $3.3B USD in 2018-19. Dr. Polischuk oversees a team of 40 scientists and engineers that is developing solid-state sensor solutions for the detection of breast cancer and osteoporosis, as well as body composition assessment, and interventional surgical solutions.

Dr. Polischuk is a triple alumnus of the University of Saskatchewan, earning his bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988. He completed his M.Sc. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1993. Under the supervision of Dr. Safa Kasap, Dr. Polischuk’s graduate research focused on the electrical properties of disordered semiconductors. This early research set the foundation for Dr. Polischuk to develop commercial sensors for medical imaging applications more than a decade later. He has more than 20 published scientific and research papers and seven patents. Dr. Polischuk has served as referee and editor for the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Medical Physics journals, refereed NSERC grant applications and participated in industry standardization committees such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). He has also served as a scientific advisory board member for an early-stage venture startup focusing on 3D printing for medical applications.

Dr. Polischuk lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Lisa Stark.

The College of Engineering looks forward to an evening with Dr. Brad Polischuk, and fellow engineers, industry professionals, faculty, staff, and students as they gather to celebrate an evening of engineering excellence!


The evening's menu is handcrafted by the head chef at Prairieland Park.

For those with food allergies or dietary restrictions, you will be able to select a declare you allergy/dietary restriction during the ticket purchasing process and the chef at Prairieland Park will make a custom meal to accommodate your needs.

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