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Kassandra Gavilanez



I am currently a Mpharm student at Liverpool John Moores University. My volunteer experience includes assisting within a variety of hospital units at Lakeridge Health Oshawa; including the breast assessment centre and cancer centre. Volunteering at Lakeridge Health has provided me with a greater understanding and insight on efficiency and accessibility for positive health outcomes. 
My leadership skills have been demonstrated and enhanced through my position as President for Ontario Tech University’s club Health Speaks. Health Speaks works towards spreading awareness of the social determinants of health and strives to promote a healthy and equal care community. 

I aspire to make a contribution to our society by assisting in minimizing barriers in healthcare.  
As a part of maxSIMhealth research team, I began my pathway towards this goal and continue doing so as I pursue my master's degree 


Pandemic Screener, Northumberland Hills Hospital

August 2020 - August 2021

  • Screening patients for COVID-19 symptoms 

  • Provide assistance and information to visitors and patients upon arrival to the hospital

  • Comply with Infection prevention and control principles including proper use of Personal Protective Equipment

Club President (Health Speaks), Ontario Tech University

September 2019 - April 2021

  • Direct and supervise all operations  

  • Delegate and assist with planning 

  • Coordinates club activities 

Volunteer, Lakeridge Health Oshawa

June 2018 - January 2019

  • Provides one-on-one interaction and patient support; demonstrating empathy, concern, and interest

  • Transporting patients through the hospital to appropriate units for appointments

  • Assisting patients with dietary needs and comfort while undergoing chemotherapy


Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) 

September 2017- Present 

Majoring in Health Sciences with a specialization in public health and a minor in forensic psychology.

Master of Pharmacy 

September 2021- Present