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Paul Gajda

Position: 

Manager, Discipline Teaching Technicians

 

Degrees and Board Certification: 

Certificate in Professional Management Specializing in Strategic Management
Animal Health Technology Diploma
B.Sc. (Major in Biological Sciences)

Contact Information: 

+1 (403) 210-6417
HRIC BA43
pgajda@ucalgary.ca

Biography: 

Paul has managed the Discipline Teaching Support Team and the Anatomy Technicians at UCVM since August 2008, providing technical support to a variety of courses including Genetics and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Outbreak Investigation, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Virology, Clinical Pathology, the Professional Skills research project, and the 4th year Veterinary Diagnostics rotation.  His team also trains undergraduate students in basic laboratory skills.

Paul led the design of the UCVM Foothills Teaching and Clinical Research Laboratories complex that was completed in December of 2012 and manages the day-to-day operation of this space.  Many thanks go out to all of the UCVM faculty and staff who contributed their ideas towards the final design.

Training & Experience: 

Before joining UCVM, Paul had nine years of experience in the laboratory animal field working with mice, rats, rabbits, cats, dogs, pigs, ducks, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs at the University of Alberta.  The various positions he held include technician, trainer, and coordinator.