Science Career Talks



Biochemistry Career Talk

On Monday, October.30th, 2017 there will be a Biochemistry Career Talk for science students/ graduates whereby biochemistry alumni will speak about what career path they have pursued and how they navigated their job search with a science background. Networking often plays a major role in how students/graduates find jobs and careers that fit their interests and values.

This event will provide a great opportunity for science students/graduates to build their network, learn what opportunities there are in the hidden job market and how to best market skills to employers.

Please note:Although this Science Career Talk is for biochemistry students/ graduates, jobs and careers often overlap in other disciplines in science. Students/ grads from different disciplines in science  are welcome to attend!

Where: The Landing (UC-3018)
When: October.30th, 2017
Time: 12:00pm- 1:30pm


The Alumni Presenting on October.30th, 2017:


Tara Antle
Business Owner
Healthy Balance, St. John's, NL

 Tara is originally from St. John’s, NL and has a decade worth of experience working in the nutrition field, both here in our beautiful province and in Ottawa, Ontario. She has helped hundreds of Newfoundlanders and Canadians reach their individual goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tara has opened her own private nutrition consulting business called Healthy Balance, in St. John’s, NL

Tara’s diverse educational background blends together two very different ends of the nutrition spectrum. To encompass the traditional side of the dietetic field, she graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition Degree (BSc.AHN). She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) as she graduated from a 2-year program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Ottawa, Ontario. Tara has since registered with the professional governing body Nutritional Consultants Organization of Canada, a division of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants. This enables her to use the professional designation of Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP).

Tara is a hard working, energetic and creative individual who truly believes that education and prevention are key factors for a healthy population. She promotes the concept that the combination of proper nutrition, regular physical activity and maintaining a positive attitude are achievable means for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador to enhance their health and well-being.

Douglas Howse
Certified Public Health Inspector
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Douglas Howse is a Certified Public Health Inspector with experience in environmental health, tobacco control, health promotion, and policy and program development. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, minoring in Sociology, from Memorial University; and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Public Health from Ryerson University. Since 1998, Douglas has worked with the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government in a variety of roles. Prior to joining the Department of Health and Community Services, Douglas worked as an Environmental Health Officer in the central and eastern regions of the province. In this position he enforced public health legislation, monitored drinking water quality, provided public education on food safety, and investigated foodborne illness. In 2002, Douglas successfully competed for a provincial consultant position in which he provided policy and program development support in the field of environmental public health. Since 2010, Douglas has worked as a Chronic Disease Consultant, where he contributes to the implementation and monitoring of the Cancer Control Policy Framework, the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Policy Framework, the Primary Health Care Framework, and the new Way Forward Chronic Disease Action Plan. Douglas attributes his continued career success to lifelong learning, building on previous work experiences, and maintaining positive relationships.

Apekshya Poudel
Compass Group, St. Johnn's, NL

Apekshya completed an honours in Biochemistry (Nutrition). She is currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Food Safety with the Marine Institute. Apekshya completed a research project in one of the biochemistry labs for her honours project. She worked in various part time jobs during her undergrad such as working with the health sciences cafeteria since 2013, several MUCEP positions with the biochemistry labs during her undergrad years such as Student Research Assistant and she worked as a Customer Service Representative and Postal Clerk with The Attic (copy centre) within the University Centre at Memorial University. 

Apekshya volunteered with the International Student Advising Office, Student Volunteer Bureau and assisted with some other events which occured at Memorial University. She participated as a Student Assistant with MUN Students Union. She also created and facilitated an event during the earthquake in Nepal.






To register for the Biochemistry Career Talk,  click here

Space is limited.

Thank you!


Career Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

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