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Gursevak Kasbia


A strong communicator with networking capabilities able to work and adapt to a multidisciplinary work environment. Experience in both the public and private sectors with strong analytic and critical thinking skills. An understanding of regulation, audit and surveillance in food and health systems including agriculture, nutritional and natural health products. Experience with client centred administrative finance, regulation and policy related to food, environmenthealth products and social determinants of health. Currently transitioning to a career in training and education.

Work experience

July 2018August 2018

Aspire Program Assistant

Louis Riel School Division

Assisting teachers in teaching of classes to students for the Aspire Summer Program. Helping set up equipment and assisting teaching staff with preparation of activities. Occasionally teaching classes in absence of teaching staff. 

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.

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


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.

Volunteer Experience

December 2018Current

Assistant Coach

Louis Riel School Division - Dakota Collegiate School

Grade 9 Assistant Coach, helping the head coach with running drills and help with games at tournaments. 

February 2017April 2017

Winnipeg Harvest


Aiding with various tasks at Winnipeg Harvest including sortation, order filling, picking up food from local partners, cleaning and sanitation and any other tasks that may be needed. 

June 2017August 2017

Canada Games


Aiding with the setup and take down of venues including sailing and volleyball and softball. Working with media teams to direct media to the athletes' reception area, helping to supply athletes with water and food.

January 2018June 2018

Louis Riel School Division

Volunteer- St. George School

Working with various elementary school grades from Kindergarten to Middle School helping teachers with activities including coding using robots, mathematics and numeracy and literacy skills. 


September 2018Current

BEd. Candidate

University of Manitoba

Practicum courses taught in the areas of Physical Activity and Health, Science, Geography, Food and Nutrition and Recreation



Ryerson University

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



University of Ottawa

Clinical evaluation of natural health products and the study of obesity


BSc. Hons.


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


March 2017March 2023


Food Safety Management Training Course
Oct 20112018

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors


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