When Ravie Samaroo first enrolled in Seneca’s Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Operations (RAQC) graduate certificate program, he had no idea that he would soon be working at the forefront of the Canadian cannabis industry.
“It’s not a career path that I normally would have seen for myself,” Mr. Samaroo said of his role as Senior Quality Assurance Auditor at the Ontario Cannabis Store (OSC), the Crown agency that has a monopoly on the legal distribution of pot in the province. “I don’t think I would have even considered this industry or this pathway if it hadn’t been for the RAQC program.”
Born in Trinidad and Tobago before immigrating to Canada at the age of 12, Mr. Samaroo completed his undergraduate degree in science at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. After a variety of jobs a former boss recommended that he look into post-graduate programs in regulatory affairs as a way to advance his career and elevate his skill set.
“Attending Seneca was a really good experience for me,” Mr. Samaroo said. “A lot of the information being presented was easy to digest and I felt like everything was very applicable.”