Category Archives: Events

NSSA Academic Seminar 2018!


Yes, it’s that time of year: the NSSA is hosting an academic seminar! On Nov 26 (5-7 PM), we’ll be having two outstanding graduate students talk about their research as well as their educational and career paths. They’ll also be sharing what they’ve learned from these experiences, as well as tips for those planning to pursue a similar path.
**There will be a Q & A session following, so come with questions!

Shelley Vanderhout is a PhD candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, and Registered Dietitian focused on pediatric nutritional epidemiology. Influencing informed health and nutrition choices at the population level is her goal, through research, communication, and policy development. Shelley’s research is a part of the TARGetKids! practice-based research network at the Hospital for Sick Children and Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the U. of Toronto. Specifically, she is focused on creating evidence-based nutrition guidelines for cow’s milk for obesity prevention in children.

Jo-Anna Baxter is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Her dissertation work centers on assessing the effectiveness of the provision of multiple micro-nutrient supplements to adolescent girls in rural Pakistan. Previously, she worked on several global health-related research studies, including the development and assessment of an innovative prenatal calcium supplement in Bangladesh. She is passionate about improving maternal and child nutrition through the implementation and effective scale up of evidence-based nutrition interventions from preconception through to pregnancy.

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NSSA Games Night!

NSSA games night

Feeling beat from the stress of midterms and assignments? Want to start the unwinding process a bit before reading week and mingle, all the while engaging in some friendly competition?
Come join the NSSA for some food and fun as we host Games Night on Thursday, November 1st in MS5254 (Medical Sciences Building) from 5-7 PM. All students are welcome, so bring your friends and make new ones!

And yes, there will be refreshments!


NSSA Shaker Bottle Sale!

28276528_1994633627216783_4938895223696226578_nThis year, NSSA will be selling SHAKER BOTTLES! They will be $10 each and we will be ordering them for the end of this academic year/semester. If you would like to order, please fill out this form with your contact information and we will notify you when the bottles are ready.

NSSA Winter Academic Seminar




Come out for one of NSSA’s last events of the year! We will be holding our winter academic seminar, where you will have the opportunity to hear some grad students talk about their current research within the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UofT! There will also be an opportunity for networking afterwards. Food will be provided!

When: March 28th 6-8pm

Where: TBA

RSVP Here!

NSSA Elections!





The Nutritional Sciences Student Association invites all Nutritional Sciences majors or those taking NFS courses to run for a position on the executive team!

We are also looking to elect:
– Co-Presidents (x2)
– Treasurer (x2)
– Outreach Coordinator (x1)
– Social Coordinator (x1)
– Webmaster (x1)
– ASSU Representative (x1)
– 4th Year Representatives (x2)
– 3rd Year Representatives (x2)
– 2nd Year Representatives (x2)

Anyone taking at least ONE NFS course is eligible to run and vote. Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

If you are unable to attend, please email a short blurb about yourself to

When? March 29th, 7pm.

Where? Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen: 777 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G2C8

RSVP Here!

NSSA + NSGSA Games Night

games night flyerCome join us Thursday the 8th of March from 6-8pm for a joint Nutritional Science Student Association (NSSA) and Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association (NSGSA) Games night! Food will be provided, so all you need to bring is a smile and fierce competition!

Please RSVP here 

See you then!!


Nutritional science career night!

Join the Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Association for a career panel, followed by a Q&A and reception. Hear from Nutritional Sciences alumni working in a variety of sectors as they provide insight into how they developed their careers.

Dr. David Ma
University of Guelph, Professor and Canadian Nutrition Society, President

Ms. Andrea Glenn
University of Toronto, Registered Dietitian and PhD candidate

Mr. Eddy Morassutti
Nestlé Canada, Director of Quality Management

When? Thursday, February 8th 6-9pm

Where? FitzGerald building, room 103

Register here: Registration

Bake with NSSA!






Come and make delicious energy bars with us to fuel your day away! On November 20th from 5pm to 7pm at KP207, we’ll be making Apple/Pumpkin Spice Oat bites, Strawberry Breakfast bites, and Raw Chocolate Brownie bites.

No experience required, and the ingredients will be provided. RSVP by clicking “Going” on the facebook event page AND filling in the form.

Fall Academic Seminar

22555489_1848416635171817_969491364854395670_oJoin the Nutritional Sciences Student Association for the Fall Academic Seminar on Wednesday, October 25th from 5-7PM in FG423.

Come learn more about the exciting research happening in the department through presentations by Rodney AuYeung and Patrick Merrithew.

Topics discussed:
Rodney AuYeung: Important food sources of sugars and cardiovascular events: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohorts
Patrick Merrithew: The relationship between animal product consumption and cardiovascular disease risk factors

We hope to see you there!

LinkClick here!

NSSA General Meeting and By-Elections




Title: General Meeting and By-Elections
Location: FG423
Link out: Click here

Description: The NSSA invites all Nutritional Sciences majors or those taking NFS courses to join us at our first general meeting of the year!

At this meeting, you can learn about and provide input for all our upcoming events, including our semesterly Academic Seminars, the Student/Prof Luncheon, and the Healthy Cooking Seminar.

Additionally, we are also looking to elect:
– Second Year Representative (x2)
– Webmaster (x1)

Anyone taking at least ONE NFS course is eligible to run and vote. Food and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2017-10-19
End Time: 19:00