NSSA Elections Night!

Interested in becoming a member of the NSSA? We are looking to recruit students for the following positions: 
• VP External
• 4th year representative (2)
• 2nd year representative (2)
If you would like to join our team, you must email us at nssa.sa@utoronto.ca by October 12th and let us know which position you are interested in. Candidates must also prepare a 1 minute speech for elections day which will be held on Tuesday October 14th, from 5-7 pm in FG 423 (located in the Fitzgerald Building on the 4th floor). In order to run for a position or vote you must either be in the Nutritional Sciences Major program, or be taking at least one NFS course. You will be asked to provide proof of this on elections day! Further information about the duties of these positions is posted in our constitution. Good luck to all candidates!


Grad School Info Night

Are you thinking of graduate school? The NSSA is hosting a Grad School Info Night on Wednesday October 1st at FG423 from 5-7 pm. At this event, Professor Hanley the graduate coordinator at the Department of Nutritional Sciences and a speaker from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be speaking about graduate programs offered at U of T. As well, graduate students in our department doing clinical, epidemiological, animal, and cell research will be sharing their experiences about what graduate school is like. If there is anything particular you would like the speakers to address please email us at nssa.sa@utoronto.ca to let us know. We look forward to seeing you there! 


CNS UofT Seminar

The Canadian Nutrition Society is hosting a seminar on Oct 7th at 3pm at FG103. Come hear Dr. Flora Wang talk about the role of sugars in health and disease. Click on the poster below for details.


Sophomore Day Luncheon

Hey Everyone!

We will be hosting a Sophomore Day Luncheon on September 29th at Hart House’s South Dining Hall from 12:30 to 3 pm. Come out to meet your fellow students and enjoy some free food! Non-sophomore students are also welcome to attend. Click on the poster below for details!

DNS Mentorship Program

Want to learn more about opportunities in your field?

Join the Department of Nutritional Sciences Student-Alumni Mentorship Program! This is a great opportunity for you to connect with department alumni and professionals in an informal setting and learn more about your future career path.

Click here to apply now for the DNS Mentorship Program starting in September 2014 or click on the flyer below for more information.

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The 2014-2015 Executive Team

We would like to thank everyone who attended the elections yesterday and congratulate the new executive team:

President: Charles Ko
VP (Internal): Stephanie Ziembicki
VP (External): Kaylem Boileau
Outreach Coordinator: Lucy Zhang
Webmaster: Zoya Sajjad
Secretary: Karen Truong
Social Coordinator: Gladys Liu
ASSU/MSSU Rep: Allison Deng
3rd Year Rep: Yumeng Fu, Stephanie Li

There are still four spots available for 4th year rep (2) and 2nd year rep (2) positions, which will be filled at our 2014 Fall elections. Be sure to follow our facebook page or website for more details if you are interested in running!

NSSA Spring Elections

Hey Everyone!

Want to get involved with the NSSA? Come out and run for a position on the 2014-2015 NSSA Exec Team! Elections will take place in FG423 on April 4th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Available positions include:

  • President
  • VP External
  • VP Internal
  • 4th Year Representative (2)
  • 3rd Year Representative (2)
  • 2nd Year Representative (2)
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Webmaster
  • Secretary 
  • Social Coordinator
  • ASSU/ MSSU Representative

*For descriptions of Executive Positions, please see our constitution. Anyone in the NFS major, or who will be taking at least one NFS course next year is eligible to try out.  All interested candidates should email us at nssa.sa@utoronto.ca indicating which position they would like to run for, and prepare a short 2-3 minute speech on their suitability for that position.

Hope to see you all there!

Vegetarian Cooking Event

Join the NSSA as we celebrate Nutrition Month!

This cooking event will include a demonstration and tasting! You will learn how to make quick, easy, and healthy vegetarian meals on a budget. Featured ingredients include tofu, legumes and chia seeds,  which have been studied in our own Department of Nutritional Sciences!

The event will be taking place at the Centre for International Exchange (CIE) kitchen on March 25th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is absolutely free. There are limited spots so RSVP to nssa.sa@utoronto.ca by March 23rd and make sure you don’t miss out!



Foods for Health Recipe Contest

Are you an aspiring chef? Show off your creative cooking skills in NSSA’s Foods for Health Recipe Contest for a chance to win amazing prizes! We are looking for contestants that can ‘cook-up’ the most attractive, creative, and nutritious recipe involving oats.

Submitting an entry is super easy: just take a picture of your creation and email it to nssa.sa@utoronto.ca along with the recipe by April 4th (the deadline has been extended). Submit an entry of your favorite oat recipe for your chance to win!

For more information please click here.

Helpful Links for Future Dietitians

Thank you to all those who came to our Dietetics Information Night last Friday! It was a great success and we hope you learned a lot from our amazing panel of speakers. Due to the overwhelming positive response and additional questions we received, we would like to post some helpful links that will provide all the information you need about pursuing a career in dietetics.


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