Be one of 30 people to join Lyricy Francis, Analyst in Health System Analytics at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), and hear about her experiences at the University of Waterloo and how they continue to help her today.
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- the value of building relationships with your professors in your future career journey,
- tips and tricks for acing your job interviews during and after your academic studies,
- how to make the most of your co-op experiences,
- and how to actively find skill-building opportunities in the field of health analytics, or any field of your interest!
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I had the pleasure of obtaining my BSc in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo. My undergraduate studies had a strong focus on the Canadian health care system, systems thinking, research methods, and public health principles. I molded my knowledge of health issues and learned how to evaluate health system performance through evidence-based decision-making. My interest in health analytics and research methods directed me to purse the Health Research specialization in conjunction with my BSc. I was enrolled in the co-op program where I got to gain 1.5 years of work experience in the public sector and got to apply my learnings practically. Notably, in my 8-month role as a Research Assistant at York Paramedic and Senior Services, I assisted in the program evaluation of community programs. Soon after completing my undergrad, I started working as an Analyst for the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
In my role, I am responsible for contributing to the development and production of analytical products that inform health system improvement. While working full-time, I pursued my Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. The online program allowed the flexibility for me to continue working while I strengthened my understanding of public health principles. Furthering my education with the MPH provided me a strong foundation for understanding health care in Canada especially in today’s changing healthcare landscape. I hope to further advance and progress in the health sector and pursue my passion for using data to better health care in Canada.