Thesis Defense – Human Nutrition – PhD – Abrar Mohammed Turki



The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Philosophy
(Human Nutrition)

Abrar Mohammed Turki

“Application of Novel Techniques to Devise Nutritional Therapies in Patients with Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1 and Phenylketonuria”

Friday, October 29, 2021 – 9:00 AM



Chair: Dr. D. Kitts

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. R. Elango – Supervisor

Dr. C. Karakochuck – Committee member
Dr. S. Stockler – Committee member
Dr. S. Sirrs – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. R. Elango – Supervisor
Dr. S. Stockler – Committee member
Dr. S. Sirrs – Committee member
Dr. A. Lehman – University Examiner
Dr. B. Rakic – University Examiner
Dr. M. Gillingham – External Examiner

Job Posting: School Nutrition Consultant (UN FAO)


The FAO’s Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness Group is seeking a School Nutrition Consultant, based at FAO Headquarters in Rome.


  1. Carry out a review and prepare an inventory of integrated school nutrition programmes (comprising school meals, nutrition education, school gardening, etc.) and related activities and projects in FAO and the regional offices for the purpose of improved collaboration and coordination.
  2. Convene a working group among all integrated school nutrition stakeholders in FAO HQs and Regional offices to share experiences and lessons, and identify best practices for sharing with interested stakeholders.
  3. Assist with convening meetings with school nutrition stakeholders and partner agencies to establish collaboration (also with a view to collaboration regarding the High Level Task Force on Global Food Security and Zero Hunger Challenge).
  4. Based on south-south collaboration with Brazil in Latin America, and other ongoing initiatives related to school feeding, nutrition education in schools, the nutrition of the school aged child, and farm-to-school programmes, prepare a concept note on FAO’s role and comparative advantage on integrated school nutrition programmes, as well as promotional materials.
  5. Promote FAO’s work on school nutrition in the context of the Milan Expo 2015.
  6. Support the implementation, and provide technical assistance to Project GCP/RAF/483/BRA – Strengthening School Feeding Programs in African Countries, especially regarding liaison with Brazilian partner agencies and RAF.
  7. Carry out country missions and support member countries in the development and implementation of integrated schoolnutrition activities and programmes.
  8. Carry out other related activities as required.

Please review the full job description for additional information. The closing date for applications is August 8, 2014.

FNH Graduate Mini-Symposium


The FNH Graduate Seminar Series presents: Spring Mini-Symposium

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
1:oo pm in FNH 60


Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
1. Abeer Aljaadi Results Seminar Human Nutrition Lennie Cheung Kelly Mulder
2. Lynda Soberanes Results Seminar Human Nutrition Ningjian Liang Abrar Turki
3. Alejandra Wiedeman Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Vaashti Verbowski
4. Kristina Michaux Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Theresa Schroeder
5. Brenda Ng Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Brandon Young Kyly Whitfield
6. Crystal Karakochuk Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Jovana Kovacevic Sara Moukarzel
7. Philip Chebaya Results Seminar Human Nutrition Mayumi Iwashita Lynda Soberanes
8. Kourosh Pirayesh Proposal Seminar Food Science Michael Milillo Abeer Aljaadi

Healthy Eating Strategy Survey


Add your voice to defining the priorities that will have the greatest impact on healthy eating and food security in BC

The BC Ministry of Health is refreshing the Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy.  Stakeholders from many sectors throughout the province are being consulted to ensure the Strategy addresses the most important priorities.   The aim is to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice wherever British Columbians live, work, learn and play.

We invite you to participate in shaping the Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy by completing a short on-line survey at  Your input will help to establish the priorities for collective action province-wide.  It will take about 10 minutes to complete the survey.  Your response is requested by April 4th.

Please feel free to pass on the link below to others who are engaged in promoting healthy eating and food security.

Thank you in advance for your interest.   Questions about the survey may be directed to

Here is the survey link

Thesis Defense: Sophia Baker-French


Sophia Baker-French will be defending her MSc (Human Nutrition) thesis on

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 01:00 p.m.
in Room 300, FNH Bldg.

THESIS TITLE: Food Security and Nutritional Status in Fishing Communities in Bolivia’s Northern Amazon: Results of a Household Survey

Supervisory Committee

Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Co-Supervisor)
Dr. A. Riseman (Committee member)

Examining Committee

Dr. S. Barr (Chair)
Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Co-Supervisor)
Dr. A. Riseman (Committee member)
Dr. G. Chapman (External)

Everyone welcome!