Student Professor Luncheon

Student Professor Luncheon

NSSA Grad School Info Night

Are you considering graduate studies in the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, or looking for more information on the application process? On Monday, October 3rd from 5-7pm, the NSSA will be hosting graduate coordinator Dr. Hanley as well as current grad students to come in and talk about the grad school application process, scholarship opportunities and answer any and all questions you may have!

Refreshments will be provided!


Location: Fitzgerald Building rm. 423

UTSU Clubs Day

Hey everyone!

UTSU Clubs Day is Wednesday, September 7th from 10 AM to 2 PM

Come learn more about the NSSA and meet members of the new executive team.

Information about our upcoming events for the 2016/2017 year will be available!

We have also compiled a Good Eats Guide for places we recommend on and around campus.

Check out the list below:

NSSA’s Good Eats Guide 2016

NSSA's Good Eats Guide 2016

Cooking Class!

Hey folks!

The NSSA is hosting a Cooking Class at 33 St George St, Baldwin room on Friday April 1st from 5-7:30 pm.  You will be learning to prepare:

  • Red cabbage and carrot slaw
  • Korean-inspired Kimchi tofu stew with tuna
  • Chocolate banana muffins

The cost of the event is just $4 and spaces are limited so sign up now! Click on the poster below for more details and click here to sign up.

Hope to see you there!

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NSSA Spring Elections!

Are you wanting to get involved with the NSSA? The NSSA is holding elections future reps! Come out to FG423 on March 30th at 4 pm for a chance to run. Interested candidates please email us at and prepare a short speech to deliver on election day.

Other NFS students can also come vote, meet our executive team, and learn about our upcoming initiatives!

PS. We’ll have refreshments too.



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Pub Night!

Come celebrate with your NSSA at our pub night happening at Shoeless Joe’s on March 24th at 6:30 pm. Join us for free food, drink and company!

Please remember to bring your IDs if you are +19 because we WILL be checking IDs. You can still come if you are underage however you will be unable to drink alcohol. Pop and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.


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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