NutriNews Issue 7 2017 - Page 10

The Nutritional Sciences Graduate Students’ Association (NSGSA) aims to represent the Department of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) graduate student body by supporting and engaging students, both at the university and community level. During our graduate studies, we are fortunate to learn, whether it be in a classroom, at a lab bench, in a clinic, etc., and continue to gain knowledge and develop the way we approach problems and questions. Yet, gaining knowledge is only part of the equation, what we do with this knowledge is also important. OUTREACH By: Stephanie Nishi By being involved in the community we have the opportunity to take the knowledge and experiences we gain from our studies and put it into practice to (hopefully) contribute to improving quality of life or at least increase awareness of nutritional sciences and help in deciphering nutrition information. This year, the Department of Nutritional Sciences via the NSGSA has organized and been involved with a number of community-based initiatives including: weekly fundraising Coffee Breaks, The aMAZEing Food Journey at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Basketeers, and a Diabetes and Nutrition Workshop. Issue 3 | Nutrition of Everything | 4