Staff

Victoria H. Arrandale

Research Fellow

Victoria Arrandale holds an MSc in Occupational Hygiene and a PhD in Medical Science (Occupational Health). Victoria’s interest in occupational exposure and disease stems from her experience in the pulp and paper industry as a young worker. Victoria’s current research focuses on improving the exposure...


Colin Berriault

Research Associate

Colin completed his MA in Human Development at Laurentian University, where he worked on a surveillance project focused on tellurium exposure and garlic odour development in silver refinery workers. He extended his interest in occupational epidemiology to the field of cancer while studying cancer incidence...


Saul Feinstein

Research Associate

Saul obtained his MSc in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University where he studied chronic disease, including both physical and mental health. His Masters thesis looked at a novel approach to measure spatial mobility in a population with severe mental illness, linking mobility with physical, mental...


Emily Gross

Research Associate

Emily completed a BHSc in Health Promotion (Western University, 2013) and a MPH in Health Promotion (University of Toronto, 2015). Having always been interested in chronic disease, Emily completed a practicum at the OCRC in 2014 where she got to look at chronic disease from a new angle: occupational...


Jill MacLeod

Research Associate

In 2012, Jill MacLeod completed her MPH in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Jill was introduced to occupational health research during the co-op placements she completed as an undergraduate student while studying Economics and Political Science at the University...


Kate Jardine

Research Associate

Kate joined the OCRC after completing her Master's in chemistry at the University of Toronto. Her experience working in chemistry laboratories and in the pharmaceutical industry led to her interest in workplace exposures and health. Her background gives her a strong understanding of chemical exposures...


Linda Kachuri

Research Associate

Linda completed her MPH degree in Epidemiology at the University of Toronto in 2012. She first became interested in cancer epidemiology while working on a surveillance project, the aim of which was to characterize incidence and mortality trends in Canada from 1970 to 2007 for 13 different cancer types...


Sheila Kalenge

Research Associate

Sheila joined OCRC after completing her Master’s degree in occupational and environmental hygiene at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. It was at UBC that she completed projects on exposure assessments, risk assessments, hazard identification and analysis and in particular, occupational...


Joanne Kim

Research Associate

Joanne was inspired to pursue occupational health research while working as a volunteer (and later as a research student) at the St Michael’s Hospital Occupational and Environmental Health Clinic. She recently graduated from the MPH program in the division of Occupational and Environmental Health...


Rivka Kushner

Research Associate

Rivka completed her Masters of Public Health with a specialization in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto. She first became concerned about industrial exposures while learning about impacts of oil sands development in northern Alberta and advocating for the Alberta Government to address the...


Garthika Navaranjan

Research Associate

While completing a degree in human biology and doing research in microbial ecology, Garthika became interested in combining the two fields to explore the effects of the environment on human health. More specifically, Garthika is interested in exploring the role of environmental chemicals in the development...


Marjorie Pagcu

Project Coordinator

Marjorie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, and a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. She has over 10 years of experience in administration, financial planning and project coordination and management. In addition to coordinating and planning the organization...


Manisha Pahwa

Research Associate

Manisha Pahwa was OCRC’s first student. She completed her M.P.H. major project at the Centre, examining occupational pesticide exposure and cancer risk. Manisha recently received the 2010-2011 Ontario Student Opportunity Trust Fund Institute for Work and Health (IWH) Graduate Fellowship to help support...


Ela Rydz

Research Associate

Ela completed her MPH in Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Alberta in 2015. Ela first took interest in the environment’s influence on health during her Bachelor’s degree in Ecology. During her Master’s degree, Ela became involved in the surveillance of various environmental...


Cathy Slavik

Student

Cathy Slavik is a Master of Public Health student at the University of Toronto in the Occupational and Environmental Health stream. She became interested in occupational and environmental cancer research during her undergraduate studies in the Environmental Sciences program at the University of Toronto...


Chaojie (Daniel) Song

Research Associate

Chaojie (Daniel) Song received his master of science degree from the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia in May 2013. He decided to pursue graduate studies in the field of occupational and environmental health after finishing an undergraduate degree in preventive medicine...