Side Event Two Speakers
Brittany Maguire - Side Event 2 -Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Brittany Maguire is the Employer and Alumni Liaison with the Career Centre at York University. Her portfolio includes coordinating services and events that connect students and new graduates with employers and alumni to create mutually valuable opportunities. Brittany has worked in post-secondary education for the last 8 years and has had the honour of being a Student Support Specialist, Field Education Coordinator, and Professor. Brittany is currently pursuing her Career Development Practitioner Certification and holds a Master of Social Work degree.
Gurneet Bhela - Side Event 2 -Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Gurneet Bhela is currently a Master’s student in Health Evaluation at the University of Waterloo. She completed her undergraduate degree in Global Health at York University, specializing in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. During her time at YorkU, she served as a Student Health Ambassador (SHAY), Presidents Ambassador, and worked at the Faculty of Health as a Recruitment and Liaison Assistant. Gurneet previously worked at Grand Challenges Canada as a Program Analyst for the Global Mental Health program, where she supported the bold ideas of innovators looking to generate health and social impact in low- and middle-income countries. She is passionate about knowledge mobilization and aspires to become a professional program evaluator in the global health space.
Devanshi Shah - Side Event 2 -Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Devanshi Shah (she/her) is an epidemiologist for the Substance-Related Harms Division at the Public Health Agency of Canada, where she focuses on surveillance of opioid and stimulant-related harms in Canada. She holds a Bachelor degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. In 2020, she received the Canadian Graduate Scholarship for her research on tuberculosis. She has previously worked as a research assistant and secretariat for the Lancet Commission on Diagnostics.
Maame De-Heer - Side Event 2 -Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Maame De-Heer is an adept Public Health Professional with 10 years academic and professional expertise in healthcare. Maame serves as a Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada in the Public Health Agency of Canada division. Remarkably, Maame is the Founder of a grassroots initiative called the Power of Love Foundation Canada. This organization provides services and resources to Black women and girls in low-income setting, with the aim of improving their overall wellbeing. Maame acquired a Masters of Public Health in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, from the University of Toronto, alongside a Collaborative Specialization in Global Health, Health Services & Policy Research. Maame De-Heer is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree at Loma Linda University in California, United States, where she is specializing in Health Policy and Leadership. Comprehensively, Maame’s lifelong goal is to impact members of the society through community engagement, mentorship, and service. Her life is guided by a famous quote from Muhammed Ali, which reads, “if your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it."
Kathleen Mae Nebre - Side Event 2 -Career Conversations: From Global to Local Health
Kathleen Mae Nebre is currently working at the University Health Network as a Records Management Representative. Kathleen is also the Program Facilitator & Campaign Lead for the non-profit Global Health Mentorships (GHMe). Kathleen graduated from York University in 2020 with a degree in Global Health, specializing in policy, management, and systems. Kathleen is currently pursuing a Master of Science, Global Public Health at Queen Mary University of London. In her spare time, Kathleen loves to read and travel. In fact, Kathleen travelled to Berlin, Germany to complete the Global Health practicum component, working as a Research Intern at the Berlin Institute of Technology.