Amritpal Khakh

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Researcher at the University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada Area

AMRITPAL KHAKH
#417 3420 50th Street NW, Calgary, AB T3A 2E1
604-401-8585 | [email protected]

EDUCATION
Master of Geographic Information Systems: University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 2016 – 2017
Thesis: Measuring spatial accessibility of primary healthcare facilities in the City of Calgary
• Select courses included: Advanced Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro), Research and Applications in Remote Sensing (eCognition, PCI Geomatica, ERDAS Imagine, DroneDeploy), Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modeling (R, SPSS, STATA), Introduction to Programming in GIS (Python)

BSc. Public Health & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC 2010 – 2015
• Select courses included: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Environmental Health & Sustainability, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health and Illness, Human Ecology & Health, Human Pathophysiology, Health Ethics

ACADEMIC AWARDS
• Canadian Open Data Summit 2017: City of Edmonton, $1,500 2017
• Ken Caple Transfer Scholarship: Simon Fraser University, $3,500 2010 – 2011
• UBC President’s Entrance Scholarship: University of British Columbia, $500 2009
• UBC Travel Award: University of British Columbia, $500 2009

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
Khakh, A. (October 11, 2017). Value of Open Data. CODS17: City of Calgary, Calgary Municipal Building.
Khakh, A., and Fast, V. (2017). Measuring spatial accessibility of healthcare services in Calgary. Walk21 Calgary: (re)Connecting Community Together: September 19-22, 2017: Calgary. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2017.11.023

WORK EXPERIENCE – RESEARCH
Researcher: Department of Geography, University of Calgary – Calgary, AB Apr. 2017 – Present
• Master’s program project with a focus on measuring spatial accessibility to primary healthcare facilities in the City of Calgary; select responsibilities:
o Created driving, pedestrian and public transportation networks using ArcGIS’s Network Analyst extension
o Conducted GWR and SAR statistical analysis to identify relationship between health access and social determinants of health to identify underserviced regions of the City of Calgary
o Collaborated with Alberta Health Services: Calgary office’s and the City of Calgary’s GIS teams, and worked with regional and national data
o Conducted literature review on accessibility studies and currently, in the phase of preparing manuscript for publication

Research Volunteer: CoHeaRT Lab, St. Paul’s Hospital – Vancouver, BC 2014 – 2016
• 2-year volunteer work for Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Study; acquired an understanding of the importance of data collection and circulation in conducting Public Health research; select responsibilities:
o Performed data entry tasks associated with the study using MS Access, MS Excel and iData software
o Organized files containing confidential and sensitive information (physical measurements, medical history, household, and physical activity information) for data entry

Research Associate/Field Surveyor: Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC 2014 – 2015
• Position was part of formulating a community report outlining potential health impacts from the expansion of Kinder Morgan pipeline in Burnaby, British Columbia; select responsibilities:
o Presented carcinogenic properties of one of the constituents of gasoline, Benzene, in the report
o Formulated a proposal report for National Energy Board hearing on behalf of local community members
o Conducted literature reviews on the carcinogens present in gasoline

WORK EXPERIENCE – CUSTOMER SERVICE
Data Entry Clerk: UPS Customer Center – Calgary, AB Jun. 2017 – Dec. 2017
• Started in June 2017; select responsibilities:
o Entered shipment information in OPSYS software for international export
o Performed SQL queries to search customer records
o Collaborated with team members to ensure packages are delivered in a timely manner

Receptionist/Data Entry Clerk: OfficeTeam – Vancouver, BC 2016 – 2017
• Multiple positions included performing data entry roles at the OfficeTeam client locations
• Multiple positions included covering reception at different OfficeTeam clients’ locations (including Dialog, ParaMed, Silvercorp Metals Inc.); select responsibilities:
o Transferred information from google spreadsheet to the Terminos T24 banking system at Vancity
o Managed the busy main switchboard, handled, and transferred calls appropriately
o Managed outgoing and incoming mail and logged them into excel spreadsheet for records

Cashier: Costco Wholesale – Surrey, BC 2011 – 2016
• Position included demonstrating exceptional people skills (experience in problem solving, deescalating situations, handling complaints); select responsibilities:
o Processed debit, credit and cheque transactions on cash register in an efficient manner
o Trained new employees on cash register and provided them with the appropriate safety training
o Acquired an understanding of the importance of efficiency and accuracy in the role of cashier

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Data Management Workshop: U. of Calgary Apr. 2017
• Completed training in managing data before, during, and after research and in workplace; gained skills of using the Data Management Plan Assistant tool for creating data management plans

Map Your Data with ArcGIS Maps for Office: ESRI online training Oct. 2016
• Gained proficiency in visualizing MS Excel data on a map, and in performing spatial analyses such as HotSpot

Integrating R Scripts into ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools: ESRI online training Oct. 2016
• Learned to generate geoprocessing script tool in ArcGIS to utilize the capabilities of R software

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Welcome & Wayfinding Volunteer: Surrey Memorial Hospital – Surrey, BC 2010 – 2012
• Structure of this position was designed with the aim to help patients and visitors in navigation; select duties:
o Supported patients and visitors of hospital by welcoming them and providing directions
o Kept the information desk organized for accurate information delivery in a timely manner

Surgical Unit Nurse’s Aide: Grey Nuns Community Hospital – Edmonton, AB 2007 – 2009
• 300-hours of volunteer work performed in the surgical unit of hospital; select duties:
o Helped unit nurses with their paperwork and kept it organized
o Served dinner to patients per their dietary restrictions
o Escorted visitors to the designated places in hospital

MEMBERSHIPS AND INTERESTS
• Vancouver GIS Users Group: member 2017 – Present
• Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics: member 2017 – Present
• GoGeomatics Canada: member 2017 – Present
• Sikh Students’ Association: member, University of Calgary – Calgary, AB 2016 – Present

Skills

  • ArcGIS
  • GIS
  • RS

Education

Sept. 2016/ Dec. 2017

Master of GIS at University of Calgary

May 2010/Apr. 2015

Bachelor of Science at Simon Fraser University

Experience

Apr. 2017/ Dec. 2017

Researcher at University of Calgary

Jun. 2017/ Dec. 2017

Data Entry Clerk at UPS

  • Updated 5 months ago

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