Lunch and Learn: Working with Red Cross


Lunch and Learn: Working with Red Cross

Date / Time
May 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT


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The Canadian Red Cross has played a significant role in Canadian society for over 120 years. They help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience. 

In this Lunch and Learn session, we will be speaking with IMGs who are currently working for the Canadian Red Cross, about:

  • Their background, career path, and how and why they pursued their current roles,
  • Their responsibilities within the organization, and the successes and challenges associated with their roles, and
  • Tips as to how to obtain a position within the organization, and what to expect during the onboarding process. 

Our guest panel will include:

Bess-Joan Ogome is an Emergency Care Worker with the Canadian Red Cross for the last few weeks. Graduated from medical school in Nigeria with four years practicing experience. She came to Canada as Permanent Residence 6 months ago. Bess is inspired by her family and likes to sing and watch movies in her free time.

Oluwadamilola “Damie” Jaiyeola is an international medical graduate from Nigeria.  She moved to Canada in 2019 and was a part of the AIMGA CTProgram in 2020. She is presently employed as a Public Health Advisor with the Canadian RedCross.

Uchechukwu Ifeoma Katchy is a Nigerian-trained physician with a specialization in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the West African College of Physicians. She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and is a certified Epidemiologist by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US (CDC).

Uche was extensively involved in disease control and outbreak response in Nigeria and is currently working for the Canadian Red Cross as a Provincial Public Health Lead where she coordinates COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures across Alberta. She also doubles as the National Technical Lead on epidemic prevention and control for the international land borders in Canada.

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