Government of Canada Virtual Networking Event

Engage with Government Departments and Agencies from the comfort of home! This unique opportunity is exclusive to U of G students and includes opportunities to:

  • Learn about employment in the public sector
  • Meet U of G alumni and other Government of Canada employees to hear about their career paths
  • Learn and ask questions about the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) 
  • Connect with Human Resources representatives from Government Departments and Agencies
     

This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all year levels, programs, and colleges! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Public Sector Employee Panel

Wednesday October 28, 2020 Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) Presentation and Q&A & Breakout Rooms with Human Resources Representatives

Thursday October 29, 2020 - Gryphons in the Public Sector: U of G Alumni Panel


Tuesday, October 27, 2020 

► Public Sector Employee Panel

Click Here to Watch the Recording Online

10:00a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

WELCOME

Primal Silva - Chief Science Operating Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFA)

Elaine Fenner - Experiential Learning Hub, University of Guelph

10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

 

OPENING REMARKS

France PégeotExecutive Vice-President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

10:30 a.m. - 12:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEE PANEL

Moderator:

Elie ChamounScience Analyst, Science and Policy Sector, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Panel Members: 

Primal Silva - Chief Science Operating Officer, Science Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Paul GaskinDirector General, Planning, Operations, and Information Branch, Natural Resources Canada

Cezarina Kora Manager, Pesticide Risk Reduction, Central Experimental Farm, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Heather AitkenPharmacovigilance Evaluator, Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Canada

Jennifer May-HadfordActing Manager, Canadian Public Health Service, Public Health Agency of Canada

Kathleen LabergeManager, Canadian Field Epidemiology Program Public Health Agency of Canada

Susan McDonaldPrincipal Researcher – Research and Statistics, Policy Sector, Justice Canada

Larissa RutquistManager of the Indigenous Courtwork Program in the Programs Branch, Justice Canada

Sylvia Nayoung HanScience Advisor, Aquaculture, Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Science, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

12:55 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Primal Silva - Chief Science Operating Officer, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFA)

Elaine Fenner - Experiential Learning Hub, University of Guelph


Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

► Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) Presentation and Q&A

► Breakout Rooms with Human Resources Representatives

Click Here to Watch the Recording Online

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Robert Ianiro - Vice President, Human Resources Branch, CFIA

10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

PRESENTATION BY PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 

Sharmin Bashar - Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) and Q&A

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Room 1 - Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)    

  • Chantal Corimier
  • Jennifer Doelman
  • Claudine Goguen
  • Ashley Harasym
  • Michelle Revet
  • Sasha Simek

Breakout Room 2  - CFIA – Diversity, Inclusion, and the Indigenous Summer Student Program              
  • Colleen Ahntholz
  • Jennifer Hogel
  • Yasba Sarwar

Breakout Room 3 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Josianne Leblanc
  • Melissa Colette
  • Kelly McNaughton                                                  

Breakout Room 4 - Health Canada and Public Health Agency

  • Louise Laflèche                               

Breakout Room 5 - Justice Canada

  • Stéphanie Campbell
  • Djou Sekhi

Breakout Room 6 - Natural Resources Canada

  • Alexandra Furino
  • Marie-Claude Hache-Miron

Thursday October 29, 2020

► Gryphons in the Public Sector: U of G Alumni Panel

From studying at U of G to pursuing fulfilling careers within the Government of Canada, hear the personal journeys of five Guelph grads!

Click Here to Watch the Online Recording

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moderator:

Taline ArtinianAlumni Advancement Manager, University of Guelph

Panel Members:    

Elie Chamoun - Science Analyst, Science and Policy Sector, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Cheryl Khoury - Section Head, Targeted Epidemiology and Biomonitoring Section, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada

Paul Gaskin - Director General, Planning, Operations and Information Branch, Natural Resources Canada

Sylvia Han - Grants and Contributions Advisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Kelly McNaughton - HR Advisor, Recruitment and Collaborative Staffing, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Notes: 

  • This event is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from all year levels, programs, and colleges! 
  • Register for 1, 2 or all 3 days.
  • Each day requires a seperate registration. Please see above for registration links for each day. 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact : 

Sarah Goody | Events Coordinator

Experiential Learning Hub | University of Guelph

sgoody@uoguelph.ca