Alumnus Spotlight

Alumnus spotted! Reece Walsh, an alumnus from Aberdeen Hall ’15, has had quite the journey since graduating from Aberdeen Hall in 2015. We caught with him for the 2020/2021 Gryphon Magazine and were blown away by his accomplishments.

“After graduating from Aberdeen Hall, I started my post-secondary studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). During my time at university, I spent the first three summers as a student researcher at Interior Health under the senior senior medical physicist. My concluded findings on CT machine quality control, resulted in a published paper and acceptance as an oral talk at the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists Annual Scientific Meeting. At the start of the following university term, I was also selected as part of the UBC Multidisciplinary Research Projects in Health Initiatives, which involved the design and creation of a camera capable of visualizing X-rays in medical scenarios. The resulting findings from this project ended up winning top poster at the UBC Interdisciplinary Health conference and being published at the American Association of Physics and Medicine Annual General Meeting.

Concurrently with the research project, I was also hard at work completing my honours thesis on the application of artificial intelligence to whiteboard handwriting recognition. With both of these projects coming to a successful resolution in early 2020, I was able to graduate with my Bachelor of Science, Honours, in Computer Science in June of this year.

Presently, I’m nearing completion of my first term at UBCO, as a Master of Science student, where my focus is aimed at automating Canadian blood labs through application of artificial intelligence.”

Way to go Reece!

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