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Canadian Partners

Dr. Paul Hasselback


Dr. Paul Hasselback is the Medical Health Officer for Central Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island Health Authority.  Since 1990 he has also held Medical Health Officer positions in the BC Interior, Southwestern Alberta, Calgary and Regina.  He is a specialist in public health and preventive medicine who trained in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal and was in family practice in rural Saskatchewan for four years. He has a master’s of science in epidemiology and is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC.

Dr. Secil Bayraktar (Research Associate)


Secil Bayraktar works as a postdoctoral research fellow at Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. She has received her Ph.D. in Management and Organization from Bogazici University, Department of Management. Her doctoral work, which has been awarded the best dissertation, has focused on organizational change, with an emphasis on affective and cognitive dimensions of employee reactions to change.

Ms. Justine Berndt (Research Associate)


Justine is currently a graduate student at the University of Victoria. Having completed the course-work requirements of the Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program, Justine has been recognized by the School of Public Administration for outstanding academic achievement. Prior to her Masters, Justine graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Human Resource Management. Currently, she is working at MNP as a Consultant focusing on the public and not-for-profit sectors.