DNS Alumni Connect

Welcome to DNS Alumni Connect - our digital platform to keep DNS alumni up to date on emerging nutrition topics, the newest DNS research, and DNS activities and events.

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DNS Alumni Connect Podcast

This is an exciting new platform hosted by the DNSAA, which features podcasts on a wide range of topics.

Episode 5 - "Canada's New Food Guide - A Brief Discussion" featuring Rodney Au-Yeung and Matineh Rastegar Panah, PhD students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Listen to it on SpotifyApple or Google.

Episode 4 - "An Interview with Dean David Allison - 2019 Edna Park Lecturer" featuring Dr. David Allison, Dean and Distinguished Professor in the School of Public Health at Indiana University Bloomington. Listen to it on SpotifyApple or Google.

Episode 3 - "A Journey in Research and Academia" featuring Dr. David Ma professor at the University of Guelph's Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. Listen to it on SpotifyApple or Google.

Episode 2 - “The DNS Strategic Plan" featuring Department of Nutritional Sciences Chair Dr. Deborah O'Connor discusses the Department's 2021-2026 strategic plan. Listen to it on SpotifyApple or Google

Episode 1 - “Welcome to Alumni Connect", featuring Laura Pasut (BSc ’82, MSc ’84), President of the Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Association. Listen to it on SpotifyApple or Google.

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Nutrizine is a DNS graduate-student led publication exploring a wide variety of nutritional science topics, highlighting cutting-edge research, and communicating news and events from the DNS.

Winter 2021: This edition of the graduate-student led publication focuses on the theme of “Wellness”, and highlights events from the first half of 2021. Get reading now at https://uoftnutrizine.wordpress.com/

Summer 2020 (Change and Transition) : https://uoftnutrizine2020s.wordpress.com/

Winter 2020 (Going Global): https://uoftnutrizine2020w.wordpress.com/

fat. what's hormones got to do with it?


New Faculty Lecture on YouTube: Fat. What's hormones got to do with it? 

In March, new DNS Assistant Professor Dr. Jacqueline Beaudry gave a presentation highlighting her research on hormones and adiposity. Visit the University of Toronto DNSAA YouTube channel to check out the recorded lecture and subscribe.

Edna W. Park Lectures

The DNSAA has posted videos from past Edna Park Lectures for those who may have missed the original broadcasts or wish to view them again YouTube.

2020 Career Night: The DNSAA hosted a career night panel in February 2020, featuring DNS alumni Ed Morassutti (Nestle) and JoAnne Arcand (Ontario Tech University). Watch the presentations and discussions on YouTube.

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DNS Strategic Plan

The DNS has recently launched its strategic plan for 2021–2026. We encourage you to read about the Department’s future plans, including goals for research, education and enabling strategies. Visit the Strategic Plan webpage to learn more.

UofT Alumni Reunion

DNS at Alumni Reunion

Calling all kids! Learn healthy eating tips from DNS student Sarah Jarvis as part of Kids E-Passport at Alumni Reunion. For quick access to Kids E-Passport and other Alumni Reunion events featuring Temerty Medicine community members, please register via this sign-up page.


Get Involved

If you have ideas for events, future podcast topics, or want to get involved, please contact the University of Toronto's Alumni Services.

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