Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Association Career Night

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The Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Association Invites You to a Career Night

Nutritional Sciences alumni working in academia, the private sector and a government agency, will provide insights into the journey of how they got the great careers they have now. Anyone thinking about careers following their nutritional sciences degrees or would like to re-connect with fellow alumni are welcome.

Join us at 6:15 pm for a career panel hosted by Nutritional Sciences Alumni Association President, Laura Pasut. Networking reception with light refreshments to follow.

  • David Ma – Professor and University Research Leadership Chair, Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, Guelph University
  • Andrea Papamandjaris – Head, North American Medical Affairs and Canadian Medical and Scientific Unit, Nestle Nutrition
  • Candace Aqui – Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Resource Centre Program Consultant

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM
Location: Myhal Building, Room 420
55 St. George Street

Primary contact: Karen Lee (kare.lee at
Please register here.

NSGSA Journal Club Jan 15

Join the NSGSA for our next journal club on Tuesday, January 15th!

We will be discussing the meta-analysis conducted by Shangguan et al on the effect of food labelling on dietary intake of nutrients and industry practices. Come out if you’re at all curious about front of pack labelling, new proposed Health Canada regulations, and how to make sense of it all!

When: Tuesday, January 15
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Room 5254, Medical Science Building
Citation: Shangguan S, Afshin A, Shulkin M, Ma W, Marsden D, Smith J, Saheb-Kashaf M, Shi P, Micha R, Imamura F, Mozaffarian D; Food PRICE (Policy Review and Intervention Cost-Effectiveness) Project. A Meta-Analysis of Food Labeling Effects on Consumer Diet Behaviors and Industry Practices. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Dec 13. pii: S0749-3797(18)32357-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.09.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Access the article here.

No experience on the topic required — let’s learn together 🙂

NSGSA Journal Club Nov 29

Journal club ppt_templateJoin us for our next journal club on Thursday, November 29! Promoted as a natural source of iron to prevent iron deficiency and anemia, the Lucky Iron Fish has recently received funding on CBC’s ‘Dragons’ Den.’ We will be discussing whether, based on the results from a recent RCT, the lucky iron fish should be considered efficacious in reducing anemia and iron deficiency.

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Meet & Greet with Edna Park Keynote Speaker

Join us at the Meet & Greet with this year’s Edna Park Lecture keynote speaker, Dr. Connie Weaver. The Meet and Greet will take place several hours before the lecture, on Nov. 8th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at MSB 5254.

Dr. Weaver’s research interests include mineral bioavailability, calcium metabolism, and bone and cardiovascular health. The title of her lecture is “The Role of Diet in Preventing Osteoporosis.”

Please let your lab-mates know about this exciting opportunity!

If you plan to come, please let us know as refreshments will be provided at the Meet & Greet.