Natalka Cmoc (BA [Physical Anthropology], University of Toronto, 1993; MSc [Forensic Anthropology], University of Toronto, 1995) completed field research in Ukraine and Russia, including implementing Canadian technical assistance projects in Ukraine in the 1990s. She worked with EKOS Research Associates in public policy before joining the federal government in 2007, first at Health Canada, then at the Canadian International Development Agency. She served as counsellor for technical cooperation at the Embassy to Ukraine from 2011 to 2013, working on democracy and human rights programming. Ms. Cmoc then joined Global Affairs Canada’s Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, where she was responsible for establishing the first security programming in Ukraine following Russia’s 2014 invasion, which included supporting Operation UNIFIER’s launch. In 2015, she moved to National Defence as director in the Infrastructure and Environment Branch and, in 2017, to Indigenous Services Canada as senior director of First Nations housing and infrastructure. In 2020, she became director general in the Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch at Public Services and Procurement Canada, where she was responsible for complex infrastructure policy related to the modernization of the Parliamentary Precinct and to the Laboratories Canada strategy.
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