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Deanna Ostafichuk

4807 103 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB




I am a Self-Motivated Team player with a Strong Goal Oriented work ethic. I have excellent
research, people, and communication skills. I have demonstrated my adaptability in many different
situations and environments (including cultural), and have a strong desire to learn. My interests are
broad ranging from the Sciences to Languages. I am an eager fast learner, and pride myself in
having excellent listening skills. I am fluent in English and French and have a basic knowledge of
the Korean language.

BEd, Secondary Education Chemistry Major, Biology Minor (After Degree), 2015-Present
University of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta CANADA
BSc, Honours Biochemistry/Biotechnology (Co-Operative Program), 2013
University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario CANADA
Honors OSSD (High School Diploma) with Certificate in French Emersion,
Sinclair Secondary School, Whitby Ontario CANADA

Professional Experience
Daegu Ministry of Education
Daegu, Korea
Aug 2013 Aug 2015
Native English Teacher: Developed and presented English Language lessons, and learning
activities to Korean speaking children in grades 3 to 6 within the Daegu Public School
System at Haeseo Elementary School.

Co-operative Program Work Experience

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Jan 2012 Aug 2012
As a Student Research Associate, assisted in a study of genetic signature diagnosis and
gene targeted treatment of prostate cancer. Characterized prostate cancer cell lines and
analyzed the effect of partial gene loss.
National Research Council of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
May 2011 Aug 2011
As a Student Research Assistant, under the direction of the Senior Research officer I
researched and tested different DNA analysis techniques in the laboratory to determine a
preferred method for the analysis of bacteria in fecal samples stomach cancer marker.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sep 2010 Dec 2010
As a Student Lab Assistant at the National Microbiological Laboratory, I participated in the
antimicrobial testing, and genetic analysis of a number of H. influenzae strains.
Amorfix Life Sciences, Ltd
Mississauga, Ontario
Jan 2010 May 2010
As a Student Research Associate, developed standard procedures for sample preparation
while participating in the analysis of a new animal model

Deanna Ostafichuk
4807 103 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB



Professional Development Qualifications and Training

Community Helpers (University of Alberta Community Social Work Team)

Oct 2015

QPR Suicide Prevention Training (University of Alberta Community Social Work Team) Oct 2015

TESOL Qualification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Canadian Council on Animal Care Certificate (National Research Council)

Feb 2013
Jul 2013

Activities and Interests

Recreational activities include exploring global cultures through travel, and learning new things by
attending Adult Continuing Education Classes (Korean Art, Korean Cooking, Meditation)
Study Buddy Volunteer - Braemar Terra Centre, Edmonton, AB

Oct 2015 Present

As a Study Buddy, I tutor high school students in science and math. Braemar Terra Centre is a
high school school for pregnant and parenting teenagers. http://braemar.epsb.ca/
Current Member of the Royal Asiatic Society (Korea)


Former Member of the Seoul Book and Culture Club


Imprint (Official Student Newspaper) University of Waterloo

Sep 2009 Apr 2013

As a Student Journalist and Proof Reader, wrote a variety of articles, including music reviews
and events. Edited articles written by other student journalists to help maintain consistent
journalistic standards and quality.

Available upon request