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Gursevak Kasbia

Msc.. CIPHI(C)

Summary

A strong communicator with networking capabilities able to work and adapt within a multidisciplinary work environment. Unique experience in both the public and private sectors with strong analytic and critical thinking skills. An understanding of regulation, audit and surveillance which help apply  a more thorough understanding of food and health systems including agriculture, nutritional and natural health products. Experience with regulatory and policy environment in relation to food and health products and full understanding of the social determinants of health.

Work experience

February 2018Current

Volunteer

Louis Riel School Division

Volunteering with youth at St. Georges School. Aiding teachers with performing daily tasks, observing teachers with students and providing help to students who may be struggling with Mathematics and Science Skills. 

April 2017January 2018

Finance and Administration Officer

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Skills include reviewing and procuring supplies for inspectors and veterinarians in operations branch. Payment of invoices in relation to procurement, fleet management activities and leading Synapse network activities within the region including organizing diversity related events and pension seminar sessions.

Feburary 2017April 2017

Volunteer

Winnipeg Harvest

Skills include sorting of orders for afternoon delivery to various non-profit agencies in Winnipeg. Aiding with pick-up and delivery of food items, sorting and cleaning as items were received and aiding wherever required.

September 2016January 2017

Environmental Health Officer

Indigenous Services Canada

Skills include interpreting water results from different First Nation communities to determine safe drinking water standards were met. Working with First Nations communities to conduct housing, restaurant, head-start and public facility inspections on reserve and communicating information to chief and council. Evaluation of applications for septic tanks for CMHC approved homes. Conducting food safety training within communities and answering queries from Chief and Council on environmental health related concerns.

Jan 2014September 2016

Food Processing Specialist Inspector

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. 

May 2011Jul 2013

Public Health Inspector

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.

Sep 2010Apr 2011

English Language Tutor

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

Environmental Health Assistant

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.
Apr 2009Aug 2009

Territory Sales Representative

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 2008Mar 2009

Analyst

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.
Sep 2003Apr 2008

Part-Time Professor and Teaching Assistant

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.

Apr 2007Oct 2007

Natural Health Product Review Officer

Health Canada- Santé 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.

Jan 2007Apr 2007

Research Officer

Health Canada-Santé Canada
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.

Education

20092011

B.A.Sc

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

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

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M.Sc

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA UNIVERSITÉ D'OTTAWA

Clinical evaluation of natural health products and the study of obesity

19992003

B.Sc Hons.

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA UNIVERSITÉ D'OTTAWA

Courses included Nutrition, Exercise, Psychomotor learning, Economics and Buisness

Certifications

March 2017March 2023

TrainCan

Food Safety Management Training Course
Oct 20112016

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors

CIPHI

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