Megan Katz

Resume

Education

2012 - 2014 - George Brown College – Prosthetic & Orthotic Technician Program
2007 - 2011 - NSCAD University – Jewellery Design & Metalsmithing
Fall 2009 - Glasgow School of Art – Exchange Program – Jewellery & Metalsmithing

 

Employment/Volunteer Experience

 

Registered Prosthetic Technician
Eastern Health, Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre – June 2014 – Present
• Responsible for the fabrication of a range of diagnostic and definitive prosthetic devices from start to finish
• Ongoing collaboration with patients for the design and fabrication of unique cosmetic prosthetic covers
• Able to repair and modify traditional and non-conventional prosthetic devices
• Strength in lab organization and monitoring inventory
• Member of internal and external committees

Speaker, "The Body Fabricated"
Eastern Edge Gallery - May 2016
• Spoke about how prosthetic limbs are fabricated, common threads between prosthetics and contemporary jewellery and how they can reflect and enhance the human experience

Volunteer
Centennial Child and Infant Center, Sept. 2013 – Feb. 2014
• Worked one on one with children with developmental and cognitive disabilities

Technician

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health (School Work Term) – March 2014
• Fabrication experience in prosthetics, orthotics and pedorthics
• Exposure to clinical practice

Technician

Ottobock (School Work Term) – Nov. 2013
• Silicone Lab – Matched skin tones in silicone, fabricated custom liners and diagnostic partial fingers
• Central Fabrication Facility – Fabricated custom seats and backs for mobility devices and diagnostic prosthetic sockets

Technician
Toronto Orthopedic Services, May – Aug. 2013
• Worked as part of a team to fabricate a variety of orthotic devices from start to finish
• Repaired orthotic devices

Front of House Manager
Stasis Local Foods, Jan. – Aug. 2012
• Responsible for maintaining store front, inventory and daily operating procedures
• Provided excellent customer service
• Extensive knowledge of local artisanal food products
• Trained coworkers

Artist-in-Residence
Harbourfront Centre (Craft Studio - Metal), July 2011 – June 2012
• Fabricated one of a kind contemporary jewellery
• Developed a personal business plan
• Collaborated with other artists-in-residence and curators to develop exhibitions

French Language Assistant
Accent Program, Sept. 2008 – Jan. 2009
• Created, developed and taught French lessons tailored to individual students’ difficulty level
• Worked in small groups and one on one to strengthen French communication skills
• Interacted with students and teachers to help raise awareness and knowledge of French language and culture

Relevant Skills & Accomplishments

 

Achievements & Affiliations

  • • Registered Prosthetic Technician – Member of Prosthetics Orthotics Canada, 2016 - Present
  • • CPR Certified – St. John Ambulance, 2017
  • • Dean's Medal Recipient – George Brown College, 2014
  • • Student Association of George Brown College Domestic Student Scholarship – George Brown College, 2014
  • • Dean’s Honour List – George Brown College, 2012 – 2014
  • • Member of CAPO – The Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2014
  • • Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship – NSCAD University, 2010

Leadership & Organization

  • • Excellent time management skills and setting goals for independent businesses, organizations and public health facilities
  • • Adaptable, strong problem solving skills
  • • Practical knowledge in managing and leading teams of up to 10 people
  • • Served as a representative for the Prosthetic and Orthotic Program at George Brown College
  • • Successfully completed Leader-in-Training and Counsellor-in-Training leadership programs at YMCA Camp Pine Crest

Communication

• Bilingual, able to speak and write in English and French
• Consistent participation and initiative in group settings
• Strong public speaking skills
• Receptive to constructive criticism
• Experience collaborating with people of different cultural backgrounds

Teaching & Facilitation

• Several years experience as children’s camp counsellor, teachers’ assistant and facilitator of youth based programs
• Worked with youth with behavioural and learning challenges
• Warm, friendly and approachable demeanour quickly accepted by others