Clarkson Soars from Dance into the Radioactive World of Nuclear Medicine

Lindsay Clarkson’s journey in dance started at the age of six where she found an outlet to focus her energy and enthusiasm. As a high school student at Edge, Lindsay (class of 2014) learned how to advocate for herself in the dance world – a skill she took with her as she continued on to pre-professional dance in Vancouver. She trained at studios there for two years following high school. Wanting to explore the dance world in Europe, Lindsay moved to London and continued her dance training. As time passed, dancing professionally became less of a focus. For Lindsay, London became a hub for European travel and exploring new cultures and cities.

On her return to Canada two years later, Lindsay quickly found herself teaching hot yoga in Calgary. After years of teaching dance and choreography, moving to a yoga studio was an easy transition. Yoga became a great way to stay active and support others in their health. But, as she considered her future career options, the world of medicine began to pull her in. Her Edge education had prepared her well for life beyond the Edge campus, and she had developed a deep desire to achieve her personal best.

Lindsay applied for the highly competitive Nuclear Medicine Technology program at SAIT and was accepted in the fall 2019 cohort. This two-year accelerated program is both challenging and rewarding, and is an intense technical training in diagnostic and treatment for clinical nuclear medicine settings.

Nuclear medicine is only the beginning of Lindsay’s career in medicine. She already has plans to continue on to pre-med studies and take the MCAT in the future. This Edge alumna is certainly not afraid of a challenge, as she continues to ask, “How can I be the best in this situation?”