Highlights

Graduation day!

Graduation day!

I was proud to attend and celebrate the incredible achievements of Drs. Williams and Cochrane at our graduation ceremony last week. Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the best in your next adventures in science and in life!

Congratulations, Dr. Williams!

Congratulations, Dr. Williams!

Huge congratulations to Brock who successfully defended his PhD on Sept 14th! Brock examined the effectiveness of folic acid supplementation in children with sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder. The findings from his clinical trial provide evidence to inform nutritional management and supplementation practices in Canadian children living with this disease. You’re an absolute […]

Thank you, ASNF!

Thank you, ASNF!

I was honored to receive the Mead Johnson Award from the American Society for Nutrition Foundation at the NUTRITION 2023 conference in Boston this week! The award is endowed by the Mead Johnson Pediatric Nutrition Institute and is given to an investigator for a single outstanding piece of nutrition research or a series of papers […]

Officially, Dr. Leepile!

Officially, Dr. Leepile!

I was thrilled to celebrate with Dr. Tebby Leepile this past week, who officially graduated. Dr. Leepile, the world  awaits and I’m so excited to see where it takes you next. Congratulations!!

Brock, emerging leading expert in childhood allergy

Brock, emerging leading expert in childhood allergy

Our very own Brock Williams is emerging as a leading expert in childhood allergy. He recently co-led an informative and incredibly well-attended Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) webinar in February, which generated much buzz in this important field of nutrition research. A recent article in our Reach Out magazine highlights some of his work at BC […]

Kelsey successfully defends her PhD!

Kelsey successfully defends her PhD!

Huge congratulations to Kelsey who successfully defended her PhD on May 30th! Her dissertation is titled: “A comparison of (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid vs. folic acid and the effects on maternal folate status and the human milk folate profile: Evidence from a randomized controlled clinical trial”. Keep an eye out for her forthcoming publications. Her external examiner, […]

Kelsey, 3rd place winner in the CNS Oral Competition!

Kelsey, 3rd place winner in the CNS Oral Competition!

Congratulations, Kelsey – one of eight finalists in this very competitive student competition at the Canadian Nutrition Society conference (May 5-7, 2023, Quebec City)! And, Kelsey won 3rd place! She presented her PhD results with ~200 CNS members in attendance. Amazing job showcasing our lab, Kelsey!    

Congratulations, Lulu – finalist in the CNS Nutrigraphic Competition!

Congratulations, Lulu – finalist in the CNS Nutrigraphic Competition!

Congratulations Lulu – one of 8 finalists in the Canadian Nutrition Society (CNS) Nutrigraphic Competition! Lulu showcased her work at the annual conference in Quebec City, May 5-7. Amazing job, Lulu!

Lulu receives a CIHR Doctoral Award!

Lulu receives a CIHR Doctoral Award!

Huge congratulations to Lulu on receiving a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award (CGS-D) to undertake her PhD in our lab. This competitive award is valued at $35,000/year for 3 years! For her PhD research, Lulu will be spearheading a clinical trial of two forms of prenatal iron supplements here […]

Congratulations, Dr. Leepile!

Congratulations, Dr. Leepile!

We are so excited and proud of Tebby, who successfully defended her PhD in January (yay, Dr. Leepile!!). Through her dissertation research, titled ‘Household Food Insecurity and the Nutritional Status of Women and Young Children in Rural Botswana,’  Tebby hopes that her findings have provided crucial insights to inform targeted, responsive, and culturally appropriate health […]