Industry Panel Sessions
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12 PM - 1:30 PM PT
The session focuses on careers in Criminology, Law and Law Enforcement. Industry panelists from BC Corrections, RCMP and Ministry of the Attorney General shared their own career journeys and provided some tips and guidance to students and graduates who are looking to start their careers within the Industry.
12 PM PT
|12:05 PM PT||
|12:25 PM PT||Panelists' Question Period|
1:10 PM PT
|Open Q & A Period|
|1:25 PM PT||Closing Remark|
Executive Director of Justice Services Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General
Natalie is an SFU Criminology graduate from the turn of the century who went on to law school at UVic and has practiced government law with the Province of BC for the last 17 years. Since 2021 she’s been the Executive Director of the Ministry of Attorney General’s policy and legislation division, where she leads a team of policy and legislative professionals delivering the Attorney General’s strategic priorities. The division is responsible for the largest legislative portfolio in government at over 120 statutes and is a leader in advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through law reform.
Constable Reymundo Gumboc
Constable Gumboc’s career with the RCMP spans over 10 years. After graduating from Depot, the RCMP Academy, Constable Gumboc was posted in Surrey, BC, the largest RCMP Detachment in Canada, where he typically responded to calls ranging from domestic disturbances and assaults to homicides. After three years working on the road, Constable Gumboc was selected to join the Youth Section, working cooperatively with school administrators, parents and students, leading assemblies focusing on bullying, gangs, drugs as well as career opportunities for those who had an interest in policing as a career.
Constable Gumboc has also worked with the Crime Reduction Unit, Proactive Policing Unit, and the Police Mental Health Outreach Team within Surrey. Additionally, Constable Gumboc worked with Provincial and Federal Teams, including the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (iHIT), Witness Protection, and he also provided security at the G7 when it was held in Quebec.
In 2020, Constable Gumboc transferred to the Divisional Recruiting Unit, where he imparts knowledge and experience to aspiring candidates who wish to follow a career in Policing.
Correctional Supervisor, BC Corrections
Rod has worked for BC Corrections for 33 years! Having spent the bulk of his career with the Surrey Pre-Trial Centre, Rod has seen a lot of change in corrections over the years -"all for the better", Rod believes. During his many years in service, Rod worked a variety of positions as both a Correctional Officer and Supervisor. He was a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) for over 20 years and was also commander for half that time. Rob has also been an Instructor for new recruits, as well as current employees. He enjoys connecting with people and sharing his passion, which his current position as a Recruiter allows him to do. His career with BC Corrections has been very rewarding and although he is able to retire, he continues to work. That’s how much he loves what he does!
Correctional Supervisor, BC Corrections
Renee has been working in BC Corrections for the past 14 years - 10 of which were spent working at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. Renee has worked in a variety of positions and in many areas during her career as both a Correctional Officer and Supervisor. Having joined the Provincial Recruitment Team in October of 2018, Renee has had the opportunity to meet with many people, sharing both her experiences and passion for what she does as a Correctional Officer. Renee is a member of the Critical Incident Response Team, the Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee, and the Provincial Honour Guard. Her career with BC Corrections has been very rewarding. She wears her uniform with pride and looks forward to the challenges and opportunities presented to her as a Correctional Officer.