Let's Talk Government of Canada Careers (Graduate Students and Alumni)

Let's Talk Government of Canada Careers (Graduate Students and Alumni)

Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Interested in learning more about career opportunities available with the Government of Canada? Memorial University graduate students and alumni are invited to join the Office of Alumni Engagement and Career Development for Let’s Talk Government of Canada Careers on March 3 at 2:30 p.m. NT. Working professionals will be on hand to discuss the public service as a career choice and provide insight and advice for those looking to pursue a career with the federal government.

Register for this free event today!

Introduction to the panelists:

Moderator: Julie Bowering, Senior Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies

Annette Gibbons
Deputy Minister Champion, Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program (RPL)
Annette Gibbons (BA’88) is the associate deputy minister with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC), actively addressing numerous food-related issues on the national stage. She is also Memorial University’s deputy minister champion, a role that involves building relations between the Public Service of Canada and Memorial, to identify shared priorities, align and promote relevant research and build awareness of career opportunities in the public service. Prior to joining AAFC in October 2018, Ms. Gibbons served as an assistant secretary to the cabinet at the Privy Council Office, assistant secretary to the Treasury Board at the Treasury Board Secretariat and assistant deputy minister at Natural Resources Canada.

Jennifer MacPhee
Assistant Director, Atlantic Region, Public Service Commission of Canada
Jennifer is the Assistant Director, Atlantic Region at the Public Service Commission. She has been a federal public servant since 2004, and spent her career in various human resources roles with the Department of National Defence, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Public Service Commission. She is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary’s University. She currently resides in Halifax and is a proud Newfoundlander

Jacqueline Perry
Director General, DFO
Jacqueline began her public service career in 1989 with the Public Service Commission in Ottawa as a HR professional. She held various positions with the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Coast Guard before starting work with Fisheries and Oceans in 1996. Since that time, she has held a variety of positions including Director of Resource Management and Indigenous Fisheries, Regional Director of Policy and Economics, and Regional Director of Fisheries Management. In January 2018, she became the Regional Director General for DFO in the NL Region. Jacqueline holds a B. Comm Co-op (Hons) and an MBA, both from Memorial University.

Glen Hynes
Regional Director General Atlantic, Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Atlantic Region
Glen Hynes is the Regional Director General of Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Atlantic Region. In this role, he is responsible for a staff of approximately 650 employees and operations in eleven offices across the four Atlantic Provinces. Glen is the first Regional Director General with PSPC to perform the role from St. John’s, NL. The PSPC Atlantic team delivers real property, procurement, and a range of other services, including program requirements of the former Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, now part of PSPC’s Cape Breton Operations.

Formerly the Provincial Director in Newfoundland and Labrador, he was PSPC’s senior official there for many years. Glen has experience in major project leadership, service delivery, client relationship management and stakeholder engagement. In 1997, he led the country’s largest environmental remediation at the former US Naval Base at Argentia, NL. Glen has also held the Regional Director position in Accommodation and Portfolio Management where he was responsible for the majority of federal real property investment decisions in Atlantic Canada.

Glen was born and raised in Ferryland, NL, where he was the youngest Mayor in the province for several years and volunteered in numerous activities involving culture, heritage and minor sports. Glen could not be more proud to be a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Glen is the husband of one and Father of three.

Michael Hiscock
Director of Operations, Canada Food Inspection Agency
Mike Hiscock is the Director of Operations for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) where he oversees the activities of the CFIA in Newfoundland and Labrador. He is also is responsible for the CFIA National Import Service Centre whose team processes and clears nearly 5 million imports of food, plants and animals into Canada each year. Mike has worked with the CFIA his entire career. Prior to taking this position in 2015, he occupying a variety of positions from front line inspector, to working as the executive advisor to the CFIA president and to the federal Minister of Agriculture in Ottawa.

Mike earned a BSc from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), and completed an Advanced Diploma in Food Safety at the Marine Institute. He credits the advanced diploma program, in sparking his interest in food safety which led him to pursue a career with the CFIA.

Joan E. Luther
Research Scientist, Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada
Joan Luther is a Research Scientist at the Atlantic Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forest Service in Corner Brook, NL. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Memorial University and the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. She holds a B.Sc. Honours (1987) and M.Sc. (1989) from the Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her research focuses on developing remote sensing methods to characterize boreal forest ecosystems. She has authored/co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of land cover mapping, forest assessment and monitoring, and sustainable forest management.

Kristin Harris Walsh
Policy analyst and a recruit from the Policy Leaders program, Health Canada
Kristin Harris Walsh is a graduate of Memorial University (PhD Folklore, MEd Postsecondary Education), where she also worked for 14 years, primarily as a faculty member and as a researcher. In 2017, she qualified in the Recruitment of Policy Leaders pool for the Government of Canada; and, since 2018, has worked at Canadian Heritage as a Research Officer, and at ACOA-NL and at Health Canada as a Policy Analyst.


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