The CNFS recognizes their student ambassadors and bursary winners
February 16, 2018
The Consortium national de formation en santé - University of Ottawa section presented a dinner-conference to highlight the success of student bursary recipients and the contribution of CNFS ambassadors to aid the integration of first-year students on Wednesday, January 31st.
We would like to congratulate Esther Charbonneau, a student in the Nutrition program who received a bursary for her dissertation: « Quand c’est une question de santé » (When it's a health issue).
In the attached photo, Esther, holding her certificate, is accompanied by Dr. Susan Tosh, Director of the School of Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Isabelle Giroux, Program Director and Jacinthe Savard, who gave a copy of her book to each ambassador.
The purpose of the bursary program for students is to educate future professionals on the issue of the health of Francophone communities living in a minority context and to promote research on this topic.
We would like to congratulate our all students who participated and thank the CNFS for their support for training of health professionals in French!
Lecture : Le développement d’aliments fonctionnels pour les nuls
The speaker, Nicolas Bordenave, Ph.D., will demystify for you the process of creation and marketing of functional foods and will offer a "behind the scenes tour" of the agri-food industry, covering the essential aspects of designing new products that are on your plate (commercial aspects, research and development, regulation, production, etc.)
Speaker: Nicolas Bordenave, Ph.D., Assistant professor at the School of Nutrition Sciences of the University of Ottawa.
Event date: February 22, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lecture: Le développement d’aliments fonctionnels pour les nuls
Location of the event:
Face to face: Social Sciences Hall, room 4004, Université d’Ottawa
On December 11th, the School of Nutrition Sciences has held a first-of-its-kind Research Symposium on health benefits of food. Both the outgoing Vice-Dean of Research for the Faculty of Health Science, Dr. Mario Lamontagne, and the newly appointed Vice-Dean, Dr. Jeff Jutai were on hand to welcome guests from Carleton University, the Ottawa Hospital (TOH), the Children’ Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Health Canada in addition to professors and students from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Lingyun Chen, who is a Canada Research Chair in Plant protein, structure function and nutraceutical delivery from the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, was the invited speaker. Dr. Chen described her work on protein-based delivery systems of nutraceutical compounds, which was followed by a talk on the importance of dietary fibre for health and wellbeing by Dr. Susan Tosh, Director of the School of Nutrition Sciences. Dr. Chibuike Udenigwe, Associate Professor and Assistant Director – Graduate Studies of the School of Nutrition Sciences spoke about the many faces of peptides in food and health and Dr. Krista Power, Associate Professor in the School of Nutrition Sciences, explained the interplay between food and the intestinal microenvironment and implications for health and disease.
It was an outstanding opportunity for professors to connect with health professionals and other researchers working in similar fields and for the audience to learn more about emerging research areas. Definitely something to repeat!... and indeed, another Research Symposium is already planned for 2018.