Building on his extensive experience in protein and peptide chemistry, structure and function, Professor Udenigwe will chair a research program that supports the development of innovative approaches to the use of plant-derived proteins and peptides in the food industry.
Florence was chosen for the Award for her independent dedication to her research project on the evaluation of commercially available protein supplements for use by varsity athletes. Her research results are being used in a sports nutrition course and to educate varsity athletes at the University of Ottawa.
With its forty participants, the Appreciation Day for the Nutrition Program Preceptors, included continuing education sessions and took place on May 31st at the University of Ottawa. The event was a real success!
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.
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.
The Nutrition Sciences program at the University of Ottawa is proving to be a sure and practical path to a rewarding career.
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.