Success Resume

Tanya Hewitt, PhD


Passionate, enthusiastic lifelong learner.  Dedicated employee, and took the plunge into entrepreneurship where self development became a priority.  Fully embracing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, changing my Western lifestyle to help save the planet, and supporting environmental organizations 



Some Traditional Strengths

  • Good organization skills
  • Ability to focus and get sh*t done.
  • Truly enjoy learning.
  • Research skills, from literature reviews to assessing quality of information.
  • Interviewing skills (80+ interviews in my PhD)
  • Analytical skills (my various degrees, plus my self analysis available on LinkedIn
  • Fluency in English, medium competency in French
  • Share information – through webinars, conversations, podcasts
  • Communication skills with different individuals, on tricky topics
  • Humble


University of Guelph

1991-1996 BSc Specialized Honours in Physics, Co-op at the National Research Council for 12 months Canada Scholar (80% average every year)

Carleton University

1996 -1999 MSc Medical Physics – Thesis Pinhole SPECT Sidhu Singh memorial award from Carleton Physics graduate program (1998), for outstanding achievement in both academics and research

University of Ottawa

2011-2015 PhD Population Health – Thesis Incident Reporting University of Ottawa Graduate Student Volunteer Award (2015)

Interesting Tidbits

  • Changed my family’s diet to healthier eating, tracking mostly online recipes used since 2014.
  • Took the lead when volunteer parents needed coordination.
  • Have changed from being vengeful to being more understanding and compassionate.
  • Changing my lifestyle to be less harmful to the planet (reducing plastics, energy use and consumerism)
  • Having passionate energy and enthusiasm
  • Driven to be fully engaged in reconciliation efforts with Canadian Indigenous peoples.

Work Experience

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission [Various]

1999 – 2020 (with educational break for PhD)

Brought Regulatory Document 2.1.2 to successful completion – take a look at the video