Bernadette Muise has been a medical laboratory technologist for close to 35 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie in 1974 and then received her medical laboratory technology training in Nova Scotia and migrated west to work in Edmonton for the first few years of her career. She has worked in Transfusion Medicine at The Moncton Hospital in NB for the bulk of her career. Bernadette has helped organize many educational events in NB, including the CSMLS National Congress in 2005 and is firmly committed to promoting professional development. Bernadette followed the inaugural competition avidly and is anxious to see what will develop this year. She served in various capacities on the Board of Directors of New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists from 1998 until 2010. Bernadette is currently seconded to the New Brunswick Department of Health in the role of NB representative on the Provincial Territorial CBS Blood Liaison Committee.
Bernadette is a Judge in the 2012 Learning Competition.
Chris is associate professor in the Division of Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Alberta where he teaches Transfusion Science and Immunology. As an instructor in both the didactic and clinical phases of the program he enjoys pursuing his academic interests which include interprofessional education, instructional technology, discovery learning and continuing education.
Christopher is a Judge in the 2012 Learning Competition.
Nada Nsier has always been intrigued by Transfusion Medicine (TM). After a bit of research, she landed at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with a BSc in Medical Laboratory Technology. She completed her training in May 2006, started working casual in TM at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and received her CSMLS certification in June 2006. After completing her degree in June 2007, she worked very briefly at the Rapid Response Lab in the Misercordia Hospital. In September 2007, she returned to TM fulltime. Since then, Nada has been very interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest in TM topics through attending and organizing educational events. She has been a member with the Northern Alberta Vein-to-Vein (NAVV) since 2008, and served on the Learning, Resource, and Education Network (LEaRN) Committee for Alberta Health Services since 2009.
Nada is a Judge in the 2012 Learning Competition.
Nancy is a medical laboratory technologist with many years’ experience in Transfusion Medicine, primarily in the educational sector. On her retirement from the faculty of The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, she was honored with the title of Professor Emeritus for her achievements. Nancy shared her knowledge and experience in a variety of venues, from the full-time class room, through evening courses and seminars, to correspondence courses and teleconferences, and most recently in on-line programming. A life-long learner, she completed the requirements for advanced registration in Transfusion Science, a subject certification in Immunology, a baccalaureate degree in Medical and Applied Biotechnology and a master’s degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction). Her interest in the diversity of learning experiences led her to become a judge for the 2012 BloodTechNet learning competition.
Nancy is a Judge in the 2012 Learning Competition.
Val is the Canadian Blood Service’s Hospital Liaison Specialist for the Prairie Region. The Prairie Region includes hospitals serviced by Canadian Blood Services in Manitoba, North West Ontario and Saskatchewan. She has a Bachelor of Laboratory Technology from at the University of Regina and is a registered MLT. Prior to her current position, Val was the Blood Bank Charge Technologist at the Plains Health Centre in Regina and then the Laboratory Manager at Canadian Blood Services Saskatchewan for thirteen years.
Val is a Judge in the 2012 Learning Competition.