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 (jiali.xu@mail.utoronto.ca) or Rodney Au-Yeung

NSSA By-Elections & General Meeting

Are you a 2nd year taking NFS284 this year and wanting to get involved with the NSSA? The NSSA is holding elections for (2) second year reps! Come out to FG423 on October 21st at 5 pm for a chance to run. Interested candidates please email us at nssa.sa@utoronto.ca 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. 🙂



Grad School Info Night

Thinking of graduate school but overwhelmed by the amount of information? The NSSA is hosting a Grad School Info Night to answer all of your questions!

We have Dr. Anthony Hanley, the graduate coordinator in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, coming to speak about admissions and awards. Graduate students in our department doing clinical, epidemiological, animal, and cell research will also be speaking about their personal experiences in grad school.

The seminar will take place on October 14th at 5pm in FG423 and will be followed by an opportunity to chat over refreshments. If there are any particular questions/topics you want covered, please email them to the NSSA at nssa.sa@utoronto.ca so that we can pass them along to the graduate student to prepare an answer for you on the day of the event.

We hope to see you all there!



Cooking Class!

Hey Folks!

  • Hungry for some healthy food and healthy knowledge?
  • Want to learn basic cooking skills?
  • Keen to meet other food-lovers on campus?

NSSA and CIE have got you covered!

Come out on Friday, October 16th from 5:00-7:30 for our healthy cooking class! Endulge in the comforts of fall as we cook up a chickpea salad, a chicken and bean stew (vegetarian option: sweet potato and bean stew), and a scrumptious apple crumble!

All the dishes prepared will be high in fibre- a key component of our diet that can be easily neglected in a busy student’s life. NSSA will be giving a short presentation on the importance of fibre and where to get it!

The event will be $3. Please complete registration online here and pay at the door with cash.

Hope to see you there!



Games Night!

NSSA is hosting their second game night of the year and you are all invited for an evening of socializing and games! There will be free food so if you need a de-stressor or just want to mingle, feel free to stop by and stay awhile! The event will take place at FG 423 from 6-8pm on Thursday March 26th. See you there! 😀



Cooking Class!

Hey folks!

The NSSA and CIE are hosting a Cooking Class in honor of Nutrition Week at Cumberland House on Friday March 20th from 5-7:30 pm.  You will be learning to prepare:

  • Black Bean and Avocado Salad
  • Soy Glazed Salmon
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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!