SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Call for Proposals


The first SFU-UBC Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium is seeking graduate students whose research reflects the symposium theme: “Hands Back, Hands Forward – Indigenizing the Academy through Relationships.”

The theme aims to explore concepts, practices, innovations and challenges in making academia more respectful and responsive to indigenous knowledge systems, communities and learners.

The symposium, to be held March 7, is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

The deadline for proposed submissions is Jan. 19, 2015 to grad.sage@ubc.ca.

See attached poster for details: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/indigenous/Indigenous%20GS%20Symposium%20Poster%202015.pdf

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

Raw Milk: Science to Policy Symposium


The Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph is hosting a conference on April 22, 2014. The theme of the conference isScience to Policy. We will use as our exploratory case study current policies relating to raw and pasteurized milk.

By engaging a wide spectrum of experts, we will be able to identify and understand how scientific research is, and can be used for better policy-making decisions. We hope the conference will stimulate discussion on the need for a structured and transparent process to ensure that the most reliable scientific knowledge is used to enable governments and other organizations to determine effective policy decisions.

For registration and further details please see: https://www.uoguelph.ca/foodscience/content/raw-milk-science-policy-symposium (There are student discounts for up to 30 student registrants, first come, first serve. Please contact Kay at ScienceToPolicy@uoguelph.ca for the discount code).  A webinar will also be made available.