• 613-269 Main St. Winnipeg Manitoba R3C1B2
Gursevak Kasbia

Gursevak Kasbia



A strong communicator with networking capabilities able to work and adapt to a multidisciplinary work environment. Unique experience in both the public and private sectors and has thus developed strong analytic and critical thinking skills. An understanding of regulation, audit and surveillance provide a more thorough understanding of food and health systems including agriculture, nutritional and natural health products. Experience with regulatory enforcement and the Canadian agricultural and food regulatory environment.

Work experience

Work experience

Food Processing Specialist Inspector

Jan 2014 - Present
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Skills include interpretation of federal fish and seafood regulations in order to conduct compliance verification audits in fish and seafood import and export. Inspection of ocean vessels to determine risk of parasites and pests before setting sail for export to international destinations. Manitoba Synapse Network Co-Chair and Western Area Diversity Network co-champion. PREP 10 program graduate. 

Public Health Inspector

May 2011 - Jul 2013
City of Ottawa

Skills include interpretation of provincial food safety and environmental health regulations for the purpose of regulatory enforcement in both English and French languages. Inspection of facilities including and not limited to day cares, hospitals, small drinking water systems and environmental/food safety complaints from the public. Conducting of joint compliance inspections with OMAFRA and CFIA food safety effectiveness checks.

English Language Tutor

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011
Ryerson University
English Languages Services Skills include aiding international students in essay writing, proofreading of documentation and helping with conversational english.

Environmental Health Assistant

May 2010 - Aug 2010
City of Ottawa
Environmental Health Assistant Skills included collection of environmental water samples for analysis and volunteering at environmental health fairs, as well as travelling on routine inspections. Volunteered on projects such as Health Canada's Air Quality Index.

Territory Sales Representative

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009
Impress Pharma
Territory Sales Representative Skills included representing products for various drug companies and marketing them to physicians and pharmacists. Required extensive travel, and sales techniques as well as knowledge in the areas of pain medications and gastrointestinal drugs.


Jul 2008 - Mar 2009
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Surveillance Analyst Prepared research reports for senior management in the area of cancer control and analytic networks. Projects included cancer staging, data access privacy and stakeholder relations. Communicated with various governmental and non- governmental stakeholders on matters related to cancer surveillance in Canada. Helped organize meetings and events for the Partnership. Responsible for updating and maintaining SharePoint website for surveillance action group.

Part-Time Professor and Teaching Assistant

Sep 2003 - Apr 2008
University of Ottawa

Skills included teaching nutrition and research based classes in the School of Human Kinetics, including grading papers, design of curriculum and being a guest lecturer. Assisting in marking papers, proctoring of examinations and laboratory work in physiology. Instructed laboratory work in exercise physiology as well as nutrition and metabolism.

Natural Health Product Review Officer

Apr 2007 - Oct 2007
Health Canada

Skills included researching and reviewing natural health product applications from industry, liasing inter- departmentally, and externally with NHP applicants. This included using information databass and scientific data to evaluate efficacy of products.

Research Officer

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
Research Officer Responsible for researching regulatory foresight in scientific areas for the office of science. Required to prepare a report on regulatory foresight via creation of professional working group, and review of current literature.

Student Research

Oct 2006 - Jan 2007
Public Health Agency of Canada

Skills included research of Hepatitis-C information for international initiative, creation of Power Point presentations for directors and analysis of litterature in the area of sexually transmitted infections. (FSWEP Program)

Student Drug Review Officer

May 2006 - Oct 2006
Health Canada

Skills included researching non-prescription drug monographs and drug profiles in order to aid in the approval of non- prescription drugs. These included cosmetic beauty products, pain medications, laxatives and other OTC's (FSWEP Program)




2009 - 2011

Obtained Public Health Inspector Status from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors October 2011


2003 - 2006


1999 - 2003



Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

Oct 2011 - 2016

National certification body for environmental health/public health officers in Canada