Curt Monk

Name Curt Monk
SchoolSchool of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
  • Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Public Health
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Master of Health Studies (MHS)
  • Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) (CPHI(C))
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
TitleChair, Informatics and Life Sciences
Courses Taught
  • ENVR72020 - Environmental Public Health Law
  • BIOT2120 - Life Sciences Research Project
  • ENVR1035 - Pathway Bridge for Environmental Public Health
  • ENVR71000 - Health Information Science
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Food safety
  • Biomedical concepts
  • Health informatics
  • Leadership
  • Behaviour change
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 15 years in health care (5 as a manager)
  • 13 years in post-secondary education (faculty and chair roles)
  • Local public health unit, hospital, and post-secondary education
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications


  • Controlling E.coli 0157: H7 in childcare facilities. Hygiene Science Today. 1(1):4-8.
  • Screening policies for daycare attendees: Lessons learned from an outbreak of E.coli 0157:H7 in a daycare in Waterloo, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health, July/August 2008.
Additional Information

I have more than 15 years of health care experience. I worked for seven years in Newfoundland Health Care and eight years in Public Health in Ontario.

I have managed programs in Infection Control, Rabies Control and West Nile Virus, and have supervised a general public health program team that included 10 Public Health Inspectors.

I was previously the Chair of Health Sciences at the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, and am currently the Chair of Informatics and Life Sciences at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. In my current role, I manage Pre-Health Sciences foundational programs, a Biotechnology Technician diploma, a Bachelor of Environmental Public Health degree, and a Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science degree. I am also an executive member of Conestoga College's Pandemic Response Team.