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StFX human nutrition professor receives national funding for food chemistry research
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Recognizing extraordinary achievements and remarkable contributions: DC announces 2019 award recipients
Jun 05, 2019
OTTAWA, ON —Dietitians of Canada will celebrate 54 individuals at an awards ceremony in Ottawa this Thursday, June 6, 2019. The awards celebrate individuals who have inspired, empowered and lent their passion to promote and elevate the dietetics profession.
“It is evident from the excellence and accomplishments of the 2019 award recipients that dietitians are everywhere and their influence runs deep.” said Karen Boyd, awards committee chair. “We are proud to celebrate the ways that recipients are elevating the profession and inspiring their peers and communities."
A full list of award recipients as well as details of their contributions can be found at www.dietitians.ca/awards.
Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Lecture
Student Research Day 2018 Award Winners:
The Community Engaged Research Award – sponsored by Service Learning went to:
Denise Webb, Human Nutrition (Ann Fox)
StFX Bookstore Awards:
Silver – Emily Rosta, Human Nutrition (Jen Jamieson)
Congratulations to all of our students completing their research projects this year!
Denise Webb, BSc HNU Honours Emily Rosta, BSc HNU Honours
Dietitian’s of Canada annual conference in St. John’s, NL, held in early June 2017, had excellent attendance by StFX graduates. This impromptu photograph shows about half of the graduates in attendance.
From bottom left to right:
Jensen Lutes (2007(, Shannon Robichaud (2016), Carlee Shaw (2016(, Amy Lank (2017), Selby Rowein (2017), Alexis Grano (2017), Melissa Chisholm (2017), Sonya Kupka (1995), Catrionna Wilson 1970s), Danielle MacIntyre (2014), Laurie A. Wadsworth (faculty), Dean Simon (2017), Jane Stevenson (2017), Jacqueline Cote (2017), Nicole Grewal (2016), Unknown, Jackie Spears (1995), Jennifer Wood (2013), and Melissa Hardy (2013).
It’s been a busy, productive 16 months for StFX human nutrition student Mike Keough – completing four back-to-back work placements through StFX’s Co-operative Education Program.
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Eight StFX students awarded prestigious Irving Research Mentorship Awards
This summer, the Irving Research Mentorship Awards program at StFX is allowing eight StFX students to conduct research that runs the gamut from gaining a better understanding of the molecular pathways that are targeted by bean consumption for chronic disease prevention to exploring carbon accumulation rates of different wetland types.
The prestigious award program, offered through StFX’s Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, awards each recipient $6,000 in funding for 12 weeks of research. The students, who represent a variety of disciplines, each work under the guidance of a StFX faculty member.
“The visionary financial support provided by Arthur and Sandra Irving for these highly enriching student research awards is enabling a whole generation of StFX students to immerse themselves in important research studies while being mentored by our talented faculty members. Our students are developing valuable academic, life and leadership skills through these unique opportunities. This is what StFX is all about,” says McKenna Centre executive director Mary Coyle.
“I feel exceedingly fortunate to be a recipient of this award, as I am given the opportunity to explore a new and exciting area of food and nutrition research that I could potentially follow into my career,” says Heather-Ann Burrell of Pickering, ON.
The fourth year honours human nutrition student will be examining Nova Scotian bean protein concentrates as potential sources of bioactive peptides with antihypertensive qualities.
“The overall aim of the research is to gain a better understanding of the molecular pathways that are targeted by bean consumption for chronic disease prevention, in particular hypertension,” she says.
“In addition, working under the guidance of Professor Marcia English will allow me to grow as a student researcher as I will learn various laboratory techniques and will build my critical thinking skills.”
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St. Francis Xavier Human Nutrition honours 2016 graduate, Sarah Ngunangwa, shares her experience of integrating health equity into her nutrition honours project, what her research found, and what she learned about herself along the way. You can check out Sarah's blog HERE