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.
10th year anniversary: University of Ottawa Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences
December 12, 2017
The room was buzzing with familiar and new faces at a celebratory wine and cheese held on November 29, 2017, hosted by the University of Ottawa’s School of Nutrition Sciences, in collaboration with the Dietitian Alliance of the Ottawa region.
Over 90 participants attended the commemoration of the launching of the Program in 2007, including staff and professors of the School of Nutrition Sciences, dietitians working in the Ottawa region, alumni and current students.
Thanks to a dynamic group of people, a program unique in Ontario was created in 2007. This four-year program is offered in French to bilingual students and includes hands-on learning through integrated practicum placements. Since then, the Program is proud to have 248 graduates, to have obtained the national professional accreditation as well as forming the base of the School of Nutrition Sciences in 2015.
What a feat in such a short time! It is a reflection of the hard work, devotion and passion of its staff, as well as to the participation of over 100 affiliated partners offering practicums in different areas of dietetic practice. It is also important to point out the steadfast support of the CNFS (Consortium national de formation en santé-volet Université d'Ottawa) and the involvement of the Association of Students in Nutrition (ADÉNUT) without whom none of this would have been possible.
Language requirements for admission to the Nutrition Sciences program
All persons looking to be admitted to the Honours program in Nutrition Sciences must attend one of the exam sessions organized by the program. The candidates should register themselves to an exam session. They will be held on the following dates: December 10, 2016, January 14, 2017, January 28, 2017, February 11, 2017, March 4, 2017, March 18, 2017, April 8, 2017.
Congratulations to all our fall graduates!
The Faculty of Health Sciences congratulates its new graduates and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.
It’s almost time to go back to school, and the FHS is getting ready to welcome you with open arms! Read the Dean's welcome message, catch up on what FHS members have been up to during the past few months, and check out what activities we have in store for you during Welcome Week.
Welcome Week is the best way to discover the campus, meet your future best friends and get acquainted with University of Ottawa students and staff from across campus! Dozens of activities are planned, including mandatory information sessions. Sign up today!