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Mina Jasarevic

Policy Advisor, Health Canada


Mina is a Policy Advisor on the cannabis legalization file at Health Canada, where she works on dynamic, forward-thinking, policy initiatives that help advance one of Government of Canada’s key policy and legal objectives. In this role, Mina sporadically acts as an Advisor the Director General and the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch. Prior to joining Health Canada, Mina served as a Policy Advisor on three separate files at the Department of Defence, including at the military operational headquarters. As part of her MPM training, Mina had the opportunity to work in the policy unit for the Minister of Transport; in this role, she worked directly with senior advisors and chief of staff to implement federal government direction. Before earning her MPM degree, Mina worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, for the Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Yemen operations.

Mina holds an MPM from Carleton University; an MA in Political Science from York University; and a BA with combined honours in Law and Political Science from Carleton University.

“The MPM program is a trailblazer in Canadian academia. Unparalleled nationally, Carleton University‚Äôs MPM program is a fusion of academic, pragmatic, and application-based training in the sphere of politics and support to senior government officials. Its key feature, in my opinion, are the talented and personable professors, each with an exceptional mentoring capacity and with experience in key government roles across the party lines. A close second is the high calibre of political elites introduced to students and alumni in various capacity, from part-time professors to guest speakers and sponsors of various events.” – Mina Jasarevic

Last revision: November 4, 2019