Staff

Victoria H. Arrandale

Scientist

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 assessment in ongoing Canadian cancer...

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 and mortality among nickel and...

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 of Ottawa. She worked...

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, their properties, and interactions. At...

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. While at UBC, she completed projects on exposure assessments, risk assessments, and hazard identification and analysis. She is currently working on a variety of exposure assessment projects at OCRC...

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 at U of T. During her...

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 of chronic diseases, particularly...

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 of workshops, conferences and research events, Marjorie...

Mamadou Dakouo

Research Associate

Mamadou holds an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Before joining OCRC in March 2018, he worked as Principal Statistician for clinical trials in Dermatology, as an Epidemiologist for a study on HIV therapy and as a Research Data Analyst for a general surgery. His current research focuses on implementing statistical...

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 health issues, including microbial water...

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 her graduate studies. Manisha spent a year...

Cathy Slavik

Research Associate

Cathy joined OCRC as a Research Student in 2014 while completing her Master’s of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto in the Occupational and Environmental Health stream. Her research interests include cancer prevention, risk communication and environmental and industrial pollutants. At OCRC she has worked on a variety...

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. He is interested in...

Tammy Khuc

Research Clerk

Tammy joined the OCRC as a research clerk. She is working on a project about the nail industry that has been conducting to measure the hazards and chemicals in the nail salons across GTA.

Cindy Pham

Research Clerk

Cindy Pham is a recent graduate of University of Toronto where she specialized in medical anthropology. Through Cindy’s degree and active participation in University of Toronto International Health Program, she was able to develop a passion for global health with a focus on the social determinants of health and patient-centered...