Elise Fear, University of Calgary, Wave View Imaging

2023 Winner: Medical / Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals

Winner: Dr. Elise Fear, Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary; Co-Founder, Wave View Imaging

Presenter: Jesse Monck, Director – Alberta Blue Cross

In photo: Dr. Elise Fear’s colleague accepted the award on her behalf.

Initiative: Imaging Technologies to Improve Breast Cancer Detection


Dr. Fear is a Professor and Associate Head, Research in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. She is the former Alberta Innovates iCORE Strategic Chair in Multimodality Imaging and Sensing. Her team has developed new approaches to breast imaging using low-power microwaves implemented with participant and patient groups. Dr. Fear co-founded Wave View Imaging in 2020 with the aim of bringing this technology to market to improve women’s health.