Degree: M.Sc. (NutrEd), PDt
Patricia St. James was born and raised just outside of Montreal, Quebec on the South Shore. She completed an undergraduate science degree in nutrition with an integrated dietetic internship at McGill University. She headed out west to begin her career in British Columbia as sole dietitian/food service manager for ARAMARK (formerly VS Services Ltd.) in a 75 bed continuing care facility on Vancouver Island. For the next 25 years, Patricia moved around considerably throughout the West and Northwest (BC, NWT, Alaska and Yukon) gaining valuable experience in the clinical and administrative field of dietetics in continuing and acute care settings. It was in the Yukon when she was the Director of Nutrition Services at Whitehorse General Hospital that she completed her Masters of Science in Nutrition Education degree at Finch University/Chicago Medical School through distance learning. Such helped her immensely in her multiple role there as manager of nutrition and food services, manager of the diabetes education center and coordinator of the Yukon First Nations Dietetic Internship program. After ten years in the Yukon, with much urging from her husband who had already retired and the need for warmer winters, Patricia decided to move on and go east closer to her roots. Now living in the Garden of Eden, she finds herself working part-time in two continuing care facilities and now teaching Introduction to Foodservice & Quantity Food Production.