Monthly Archives: November 2015

NSSA: Student-Professor Luncheon

The NSSA is hosting a Student-Professor Luncheon on Wednesday, November 25th from 12:30-2:30pm at FG 423.
Come out to meet your professors and enjoy a delicious lunch!

Professors, researchers, and graduate students who have RSVP’d:
Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy (NFS487) – founder of Nutrigenomix and research in caffeine metabolism (12:30-1:00pm)
Dr. Debbie Gurfinkel (NFS284, 301, 386, 400, 486) – senior lecturer and undergrad coordinator (after 1:00 pm)
Dr. Anthony Hanley – graduate program coordinator and research in type 2 diabetes (12:30-1:15pm)
Dr. Thomas Wolever (NFS284) – research in dietary carbohydrates
Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos – research in breast cancer
Eleanor Reid (MSc student) coming on behalf of Dr. Deborah O’Connor (after 1:45 pm)NSSA: Student-Professor Luncheon



Annual Professor Edna W. Park Lecture hosted by the Department of Nutritional Sciences

The topic for this year’s lecture is “Sports Nutrition Today:
Hydrating and Fueling Your Athletes for Success” with Dr. Lawrence L.
Spriet from the University of Guelph.  The event is on Thursday,
November 19, at 5:00 pm, in MS2172. There will be a reception
following the event. No advanced registration is necessary. If
interested, please check out the attached flyer.



NSSA Academic Seminar

The NSSA has invited Jodi Bernstein, a PhD candidate in our
department, to talk about her development of the “One Sweet App”, a
sugar calculator app that conveniently identifies the amount of total
and free sugars in packaged foods. Come learn more about the research
and development of the database behind this mobile app! The event will
be on Wednesday, November 11, from 5-7 pm in FG423. Refreshments will
be provided.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Volunteering Opportunity

From Novermber 6-15, the Department of Nutritional Sciences will be
taking part in the aMAZEing Food Journey hosted by the Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair and we are seeking volunteers to help run our
booth! We will be running interactive activities with children of all
ages to promote healthy lifestyle and dietary habits. Volunteers will
work in groups of 3 or 4 to help set up and lead the events on their
shift. Shifts are typically 4 hours long, but we welcome any
interested volunteers, even if it’s only for 1 shift! If you’d like to
be scheduled with a friend, please let us know, and we’ll make it
Admission and park will be free to volunteers that are on shift and
this will be a great opportunity to promote nutrition with friends or
meet new people!
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please
contact Crystal Xu ( or Rodney Au-Yeung