Science Career Talks
Science Career Talk: Careers in Health Services
March 5th, 2020
Education building (ED 4011)
Courtney is the Community Engagement Lead for Canopy Growth Corporation in Atlantic Canada, based in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador. Courtney educates and builds meaningful relationships with business, social services, community organizations, and more, to further the public’s understanding of cannabis legislation, legal cannabis products, services and applications, and, ultimately, help people navigate this new market responsibly. She enjoys discussing all aspects of the cannabis industry, focusing on destigmatizing cannabis through education and awareness. Courtney will deliver a corporate introduction to Canopy Growth Corporation, and speak to the scope of the growth of the cannabis industry and the opportunities within it, right here at home.
Sleep, Health and Wellness Lab, Memorial University, NL
Bachelor of Science:Neuroscience/ Mental Health
Kathryn completed her Bachelor of Science (honours) in Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. During Kathryn's time in Ottawa she volunteered with the Ottawa Hospital doing presentations to high school kids about traumatic brain injury. From here, Kathryn realized she wanted a career within academia because she enjoyed teaching and was eager to research topics related to her undergrad courses. Kathryn went on to pursue a Master of Science in Pharmacy at MUN. Kathryn convocated in 2019 and began her role as Research Coordinator at MUN's Sleep, Health, and Wellness Lab withn the department of psychology. Kathryn believes her skills she gained throughout her masters helped prepare her for her role as research coordinator. In Kathryn's new role she is helping with a study researching the best way to improve cognitive impairment in cancer survivors.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)
BSc.AHN, RHN, RNCP
Bachelor of Science in Applied Human Nutrition Degree (BSc.AHN)
Tara is originally from St. John’s, NL and has nearly two decades worth of experience working in the nutrition field across Canada, most recently here in our beautiful province as well as in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec. She has helped thousands of Newfoundlanders, Labradorians and Canadians reach their individual health goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tara opened her own private nutrition consulting business, Healthy Balance, in St. John’s, NL almost ten years ago and has recently expanded her business to become a Holistic Health Group.
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). As well, Tara’s services are covered by most insurances under Naturopathy.
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. She embraces the concept of nourishing and nurturing our body for optimal health and wellness.
Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information
B.Sc. (Psychology/ Biology)
M.Sc. (Medicine/ Community Health)
Tracy Parsons is the Manager of Analytics at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. Her interests include using administrative data for the purposes of providing information that can be used to inform the health system. The analytics team collaborates with the Department of Health and Community Services, other government departments, and the Regional Health Authorities of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as other provincial and national stakeholders. She has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology/Biology) and a Masters in Science in Medicine (Community Health). She started at the NL Centre for Health Information as a research analyst and has almost 15 years of experience in secondary use of health data.
Faculty of Science, Memorial University
Rebecca will talk about the kinds of work that co-op students have been involved in on their work terms and how students can apply to participate in the co-op program.
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