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Health Protection (Gwen E. Leslie) Lectures

Past Lectures 


Food - Finding the Real Facts

Dr. Dylan Mackay

November 19, 2017 Brandon, MB


Food and Nutrition Education Matters

Dr. June Matthews

February 24, 2017 London, ON


Understanding Indigenous Food Sovereignty - Lessons, Stories, Successes

Tabitha Martens

October 22, 2016 - Winnipeg, MB


Food For Thought: Can Food Literacy Guide Us Through the Maze of Food Messages?

Dr. Joyce Slater

University of Manitoba

February 27, 2015 - Winnipeg, MB


Consumer Trends in Healthy Foods: Optimizing the Opportunities for Prairie Grown Ingredients and Foods

Kelley Fitzpatrick

Professional Home Economist

October 25, 2014 - East Selkirk, MB


Food to Live By: My Top 10

Mairlyn Smith, PHEc

October 26, 2013 - Winnipeg, MB


A New Paradigm for Weight: An Effective Model for Promotion of     Healthy Body Image, Eating, Fitness and Weight in Children and Teens 

Kathy Kater, LICSW

Psychotherapist, St. Paul, Minnesota

October 22, 2010 - Winnipeg, MB


Global Malnutrition; causes, trends and solutions

Dr. Barbara Macdonald

May 3, 2010 - Winnipeg, MB


Current Food Safety Issues

Dr. Lynn McMullen

April 16-17, 2010 - Red Deer, Alberta

2007 The Obesity Stretch
Farah Bandali, MSc, RD
Leader, Community Development, Calgary Health Region
October 19, 2007 – Portage la Prairie, MB

Beyond Botulism: What You need to Know About Foodborne Illness in Today’s World
Bonnie J. Lacroix, PHEc, RD
PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
September 29, 2006 – Charlottetown, PEI


Strategies for a Healthy Future: The Importance of  Getting Back to Basics
Mark Tremblay, PhD
Chair, Active Healthy Kids Canada
Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
October 22, 2005 – Gimli, MB


Current and Emerging Issues in Food Safety
Lynn McMullen, PhD
Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta
May 7, 2005 – Calgary, AB


Nutrition and Health: Communicating the Right Message
Leslie Beck, RD
Leslie Beck Nutrition Consulting Inc.
October 22, 2004 – Winnipeg, MB


Rethinking Security in an Age of Globalization
(how globalization has affected how we perceive health and human security)

Elizabeth Dowdeswell, BSHEc, MSc
President, Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Toronto
July 6, 2003 – Regina, SK


Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: opportunities and challenges
Vivian Sullivan, PAg
Industrial Technology Advisor, National Research Council
Industrial Research Assistance Program, Winnipeg
June 5, 2003 – Onanole, MB


Finding the Balance – Technology:Enabler or Disabler?
Susan Roberts, B.Sc, M.Ed, RDN
National Project Coordinator – “Healthy Eating is in Store for You”
August 17, 2002 – Ottawa, ON


Health and Homelessness
The Honourable Claudette Bradshaw
Minister of Labour and Federal Coordinator for Homelessness
June, 2001 – Truro, NS


Changing the Way We Think About Health
Elaine C. Clark, Health Promotion Consultant


Afraid to Eat: Women and Children in Weight Crisis

Frances Berg, MS, LN


East Meets West: Influences on Nutrition and Health
Zoe Ryan, RDN
Tzu Chi Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine


On Stage at the Glen Cairn Community Centre: What’s Behind, What’s Up Front
Dr. Susan Geddis, Family Outreach Worker
Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre
London, ON


Great Expectations: A M.E.L.L.O.W. Approach to Total Health (a pattern for personal and professional success)
Martin Collis, PhD
University of Victoria


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