Please join us on February 16th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm for a virtual panel discussion with Alumni of influence from School of Public Health.

Our Panelists



Dr. Joshua Eyitemi

Dr. Joshua Eyitemi is a Clinical Services Manager with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, where he currently provides clinical leadership at the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the Grodno State Medical University, Belarus. After completing his medical education, Joshua relocated to Canada to complete a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Following the completion of his MPH program in the School of Public Health in 2020, Joshua joined the Saskatchewan Provincial Health Authority, where he has worked in various operational leadership positions – as regional quality care coordinator, manager of community health services, and currently manager of clinical services. In these roles, Joshua has led the delivery of quality and uninterrupted health care services to rural and underserved indigenous communities in Saskatchewan. Joshua’s passion for health systems leadership, clinical quality improvement and patient safety, and health care human resources and financial planning shaped his interest to pursue a Masters degree in Clinical Service Operations at the Harvard Medical School, which he hopes to complete by spring 2024. Joshua is passionate about health equity and delivering care to marginalized and underserved communities.


Dr. Steve Jimbo

Dr. Steve Jimbo earned a PhD in Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics from the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently working as the Manager of Digital Health and Analytics at the Saskatchewan Health Authority. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. He has previously served as a Laboratory Manager and Grant Manager with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and a Project Manager and Post-Doctoral Fellow at VIDO in the area of vaccine development.


Ms. Prudence Musinguzi

Prudence graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Master's in Public Health. Prior to joining the U of S, she completed a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Human Resources Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She is now working with the YMCA of Northern Alberta.


Mr. Godfrey Osakue

Godfrey is the co-owner of Point Fitness in Saskatoon. He came to Canada to attend York University. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology he moved to Saskatoon in 2010 to complete his Master’s in Public Health at the School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan. His intention was to return to Toronto after completing this degree in 2012, however, he had fallen in love with the charms of the “City of Bridges” and decided to call Saskatoon home. Point Fitness was opened for business in 2017.


Dr. Rahwa Osman

Dr. Rahwa Osman is an SPH Alumni, who received her PhD from the Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics program in 2018. Dr. Osman completed her PhD research under the supervision of Dr. Philip Griebel at VIDO. She has since done a postdoctoral training in malaria vaccine research at the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research (CGIDR) in Seattle. She also serves as a co-chair of the Global health Working Group within the non-profit, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS). In this position, she created a webinar series titled, “Being a Women of Color in STEM” which covered topics on the barriers and opportunities in STEM for Black female scientists. She is a member of the Canadian Black Scientists Network (CBSN). She is currently a Senior Research Scientist at a local company in Saskatoon

About the Moderator


Dr. Hassan Vatanparast

Dr. Vatanparast (MD, PhD) is a Professor with a Joint Appointment to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and the School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan. He is actively involved in research and health promotion initiatives, mainly targeting health status and access to care for marginalized populations from different ethnocultural backgrounds. Dr. Vatanparast is serving as chair/member in various scientific advisory panels and editorial boards at national and international levels.

Dr. Vatanparast is teaching Advances in Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation and Advances in Public Health Nutrition.
Dr. Vatanparast is leading several research and health promotion initiatives at the local, national, and global levels aimed at improving the health of marginalized populations. Prof. Vatanparast and his co-researchers benefit from multi-sectoral collaboration in these initiatives and have published their findings in around 200 articles. Hassan and his colleagues continue their collaborative work to improve the health of at-risk populations, particularly refugees from different ethnic backgrounds and indigenous communities.