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!

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.


Nutrition Student Consultants Program

The NSSA is excited to announce our new Nutrition Student Consultants program!

The program will allow passionate Nutritional Sciences students to gain valuable experience in nutrition consulting work, while providing nutritional advice and information to food programs across campus, with the ultimate goal of engaging and educating the U of T community.

Projects will include healthy eating seminars, menu planning, and providing nutritional information, among others; the program is
mentored by professional nutrition consultants, and works in collaboration with campus partners such as U of T Food Services,
Harvest Noon, and the Culinary Arts Club.

Details and application forms are attached. The deadline is Nov 22, at 11:59pm to nutrisconsultants@gmail.com (but applicants will be
contacted on a rolling basis, so the sooner the better!)
— NSSA Executives 2013-2014
Check out our website: http://nssa.sa.utoronto.ca/
Join us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/nssa.utoronto/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSSA_UofT

CIHR/NSERC/SSHR Graduate studies award applications

This is just a reminder to all students who plan on going to graduate school in the 2014/2015 year and intend to apply for the CIHR/NSERC/SSHR award. The deadline has been extended to Nov 15, 2013 this year. If you missed the session held by the School of  Graduate Studies at U of T, you may find this resource helpful regarding eligibility, application process  etc.


Community Kitchens are back at Hart House!

New Community Kitchen Dates!

At Community Kitchen you can pool your resources and your culinary skills with others to create a  cheap feast for the senses!  Each event offers a hands-on cooking experience with a unique menu and a special quest speaker that will provide us with a glimpse into a social justice issue.

2013 / 2014 Community Kitchen Dates:

* Tues., Oct. 22, 2013 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., Nov. 19, 2013 from 6-9 pm

* Tues., Jan. 21, 2014 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., Feb. 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm  

* Tues., March 25, 2014 from 6-9 pm


$10 (includes HST) / U of T Students & Hart House Members
$15 (includes HST) / Non Student/Non Members

Visit www.harthouse.ca for more information.

Dept. of Nutritional Sciences Mentorship Program

Not sure what career options are out there in Nutritional Sciences?  Interested in networking with professionals working in the field?  Want to know about “next-steps” after graduating with a B.Sc. majoring in Nutritional Sciences?  Need advice from someone who’s “been there done that?” Applications for this year’s alumni-student mentorship program are now available!  Get them in by mid-July to ensure yourself a spot.  You don’t want to miss out on an amazing opportunity to network one-on-one with alumni from our the Department of Nutritional Sciences.

DNS Mentorship Program Application

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  The application isn’t hard at all – it’s just a way for the department to match you with alumni who are most suited to your interests!

Welcome to the 2013-14 Exec Team!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Elections today, and congratulations to the new 2013-14 Exec Team!


President: Vivian Choo
VP (Internal): Charles Ko
VP (External): Shana Kim
Outreach Coordinator: Shari Li
Webmaster: Arushi Jaiswal
Secretary: Nicole Boetto
Social Coordinator: Kaylem Boileau
ASSU/MSSU Rep: Asumi Matsumoto
4th Year Reps: Christine Tsilas and Maria Xu
3rd Year Rep: Allison Deng

I hope you’re all excited for next year, as I’m sure there will be lots to look forward to!


Since I feel like I couldn’t quite find the proper words to say it at the Elections, I just wanted to say that it has been an honor leading the NSSA this year. I have learned so much from the experience, and I’d like to thank anyone who has played a role – whether it was being a part of the Exec Team, supporting/attending an event, or even simply joining this FB group/following our Listserv. I hope that somehow the NSSA has benefited you, and if it hasn’t, please let us know how it can! We are a student association after all; made of students, for the benefit of students. The more thoughts and ideas we get from you, the better we can try to do things to support you – to make a difference in your undergrad experience. So help us! And we can all play a part in making the NSSA bigger and better : ].


One thing I’ve learned about U of T is that the more you give, the more you get out of the experience. I guess that’s pretty cliche, and I guess it sorta applies to life as a whole, not just surviving U of T undergrad haha. But anyway, seize those opportunities, embrace those challenges, and just go for it!


Wishing you all the best of luck! And thanks again!


Your 2012-13 NSSA President : ]

Lauren Lin