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Side Event 3 Speakers (Career Panel)

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Dr. Adrienne Shnier- Facilitator

Dr. Adrienne Shnier, B.A. (Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., J.D., is lawyer and Managing Partner at her law firm, Shnier Mackenzie Law & Policy Consulting, Professional Corporation, which offers Health Law, Business Law, Franchise Law, Commercial Leasing & Real Estate, and Family Law in Toronto. Dr. Shnier is Academic Director of the LLM Program in Health Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, Adjunct Professor in the School of Global Health and School of Health Policy & Management at York University, teaching health policy, pharmaceutical policy, and health law. Dr. Shnier's research focuses on pharmaceutical policy, regulation, law, and fraud, and she has published and lectured on her research internationally. In support of students' achieving admissions to their dream post-graduate programs, Dr. Shnier founded Apply Yourself: The Advancement Spot Inc., where she serves her clients internationally as they receive acceptances with a 90% success rate to law school, medical school, dental school, Master's and Doctoral programs, and more. Dr. Shnier has a podcast, The Advancement Spot Podcast, which is a free resource for students and applicants who are ready to make their dreams their realities by working on mindset and tangible skills to build lives beyond their wildest dreams. 

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Brittney Maguire- Facilitator

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.

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Humaima Ashfaque- Panelist

Hand Hygiene Coordinator & Data Analyst, Hamilton Health Sciences 

BA ’20, Global Health, York University 

  Humaima Ashfaque is a proud graduate of York University's Global Health Program and has pursued additional certifications such as the IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control) certificate program with Queens University and Project Management Certification with Toronto Metropolitan University. She is currently serving as the Hand Hygiene Coordinator and Data Analyst at Hamilton Health Sciences, where she plays a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to best practices in hand hygiene—a critical aspect of infection control and patient safety. Humaima is also actively engaged in research endeavors. She has three research papers in progress, reflecting her commitment to advancing knowledge and addressing pressing issues in healthcare. 

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Nicky Nazareth- Panelist

Infectious Disease Surveillance Analyst, BlueDot Inc.  

Honours BSc. ’19, Global Health, York University 

MSc. ’21, Public Health, University of London 

Nicky Nazareth is driven by her passion for the intersection of health and emergency management. She currently works as an Infectious Disease Surveillance Analyst for BlueDot Inc.; a health tech start-up which uses artificial intelligence when providing outbreak and predictive intelligence for public health and life science clients. Nicky completed her MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2021, with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology and humanitarian contexts. She also holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary, an Honours BSc in Global Health and a Professional Certificate in Emergency Management, both from York University. Outside of work, she volunteers on multiple emergency management teams with the Canadian Red Cross and loves to embark on multi-day backcountry adventures. 

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Mame Antwi- Panelist

Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Women’s Health In Women’s Hands 

Honours BSc. ’21, Global Health 

Mame Antwi, with a BSc in Global Health from York University, passionately enhances health delivery services while advocating for the needs and concerns of young women from the African, Caribbean, Black, South Asian, and Latin communities. As a dedicated health researcher, Mame collaborates with youth to elevate awareness, educate, and address the health challenges faced by racialized women. Through her impactful projects, she focuses on mental health and sexual health issues among minorities across the GTA, making a meaningful difference in her community every day. 

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Anmol Yagnik- Panelist

Program Manager, Amref Health Africa in Canada 

Honours BSc. ’18, Global Health, York University 

MA ’23, International Relations and Development Studies, Geneva Graduate Institute 

Anmol Yagnik is a Program Manager at Amref Health Africa in Canada where she plays a key role in managing multi-country, multi-year projects on the African continent, and identifying and fostering strategic partnerships. Anmol has a range of experience in global health, having worked on immunization, malaria, sexual and reproductive health, and community health projects at a variety of non-profit organizations in Canada, Switzerland, and Uganda. She is passionate about making a positive change at the global health and gender nexus, creating a more equitable world for all across the gender spectrum. She holds a Master's degree in I nternational Relations and Development Studies with a focus on Gender, Race, and Diversity from the Geneva Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Science in Global Health from York University. 

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