Health Leadership Academy 2021 Programming

The Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy is offering programs to foster aspiring and current health leaders to learn, and unlearn, the necessary skills to navigate and adapt to the ever-changing health environment. Leaders will respond to the changing health landscape, disrupt the status quo, and lead in innovative ways while taking interdisciplinary approaches.They have two programs on offer, Emerging Leaders and Pathfinder. Applications are open now!!Emerging Leaders:Learn the fundamentals of leadership in a health context Tailored to senior undergraduates and recent graduates Offered virtually: May 2-9 and August 15-22, 2021 Learn more: your leadership journey in an applied leadership development program with personalized coachingTailored to health leaders, young professionals and post-doctoral/graduate students Offered virtually: Sept-Nov 2021Learn more:…/education…They are also offering a “Leading in Health” speaker and networking event series. This new series explores what it means to be a health leader. Alumni and special guests will share their stories, experiences, and perspectives on key issues happening in healthcare today, and how they are making an impact in the industry. Connect with a community of health leaders by participating in discussions and networking. Learn more: Michael G. DeGroote Health Leadership Academy is a joint venture between the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. For more information about the programs, please visit

NSSA 2021 Elections

The official voting for the NSSA’s 2021-2022 Executive Team has officially begun! Voting will proceed online starting March 31st at 12:00 AM EST and will close April 7th at 11:59 PM EST. If you have any questions or concerns, please email! Please note to be eligible to vote, you MUST be a current U of T student AND have taken/is currently taking a NFS course.

Health and Human Right Conference

Are you interested in issues related to human rights and health? Do you want to get connected with like-minded individuals to discuss these topics? Please join us for the 23rd annual Health and Human Rights Conference this March 11th – 13th for various keynote speakers, breakout sessions, NGOs, and research presentations. This year we’ll be exploring “The Future of Healthcare Accessibility”, especially through the lens of COVID-19, health inequities and human rights. There will also be a chance to get a certificate of participation, gift cards and other fun goodies!

To register for FREE, and get more information, please visit: You can also find us on Facebook:

And on Instagram:

Meals 4 Movement

Ever wondered what to eat pre/post workouts? Not moving too much during quarantine? We’ve got you covered!

Join us Thursday March 11th from 3-5pm for a nutrition seminar with Professor Denis Collier (RD, MSc, CSEP-CEP) and learn all about HIIT workouts with New College Athletics (and break a sweat while you’re at it)

DID WE MENTION THERE’S A LULULEMON YOGA MAT GIVEAWAY?? What are you waiting for? Sign-up now!

Nutritional Sciences Information Night

Trying to decide on your POSt? Interested in the Nutritional Sciences? Take this opportunity to learn about the Nutritional Sciences major and discover what our department has to offer! Ask questions, connect with upper-year students, and find out more about our 3rd and 4th year research courses, where students can take on their own research projects. This event is open to all students! 

Date: Thursday, February 24th, 5-6PM (EST)

Please RSVP here:

Alumni Connect – A Podcast on Anchor

Looking for new podcast recommendations?! Be sure to add the DNS Alumni Association podcast– Alumni Connect -to your list! This exciting podcast will cover a wide array of topics and profile different DNS alumni! The first episode is live- check it out below!

Thanks to our sponsor, Manulife, for their support on this initiative!

Volunteer Opportunity for Undergraduate Students

We are inviting applications from undergraduate students in your department to participate in a scoping review. The scoping review is looking at the infant feeding experiences of Indigenous caregivers living in Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. The detailed protocol can be found here:

This is an opportunity for students to gain experience working with a review team at the graduate studies level, screening and reviewing database results and the grey literature, with the possibility of authorship on a subsequent publication of the scoping review results.

Position Description:

– A minimum of 5 hours/week (on average) time commitment until April 2021

– As one of four reviewers, complete initial screening and full text review of database search results using Covidence Software

– Provide support for the grey literature search and review

– Participate as a team member in making decisions about the scoping review process and analysis

– Provide feedback on results analysis and the final publication

The following skills/experience are of interest for this volunteer position:

– Strong work ethic, team player, and time management

– Experience and/or interest in Indigenous health research

– Experience and/or interest in Scoping and Systematic reviews

– Completion of NFS301 (Nutrition Literacy) is an asset

– Experience using Covidence Software is an asset, but not required

We ask that any interested students please submit their CV and transcript (copy) to Hiliary at by January 29th.