Conference Schedule

Note: due to a potential labour disruption at UPEI which could begin March 20, 2023 we have decided to move the conference to Friday, April 28 and Saturday April 29. 

Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods 2023 Tentative Schedule

(MCDH) - Don and Marion McDougall Hall (building #12 on Campus Map)

Friday, April 28, 2023

4:00–6:00 pm — Registration and Tradeshow Exhibit (MCDH 248)
4:30- 6:00 pm — *Pre-Conference Workshop A: Tour of Bio-Food Technology Centre; OR Pre-Conference Workshop B: (HSB Dining Room) Indigenous Food Across Turtle Island
6:00–7:00 pm — Reception and Tradeshow Exhibit (MCDH 248) - Sponsored by the UPEI Dean of Science
7:00–7:30 pm — Opening Ceremony - Orientation and Welcome (MCDH 242)
7:30–8:30 pm — Keynote Presentation: Dr. Cathy Mah (MCDH 242) - "The Food Environment as a Determinant of Dietary Behaviour"

Saturday, April 29, 2023 

7:30–8:00 am — Registration (MCDH 248)
8:00–9:00 am — Learning Breakfast: Dr. Sukhinder Kaur Cheema (MCDH 248) - "Maternal Nutrition and the Health of the Next Generation"
9:15–9:30 am — Opening Remarks (MCDH 243)
9:30–10:30 am — Session A: Oral Presentations (MCDH 243)
10:30–10:45 am — Nutrition Break and Tradeshow Exhibit (MCDH 248) 
10:45 am–12:30 pm — Student Poster Presentations (MCDH 329)
12:30–1:30 pm — Lunch (Wanda Wyatt Dining Hall) and Tradeshow Exhibit (MCDH, Louis MacEachern Market Street)
1:30–2:30 pm — Session B: Oral Presentations (MCDH 243)
2:30–2:45 pm — Nutrition Break (MCDH 248)
2:45–3:30 pm — Speaker: Dr. Ruth Harvie (MCDH 248) - "Using the gastrointestinal microbiome to personalize nutrition advice: Are we there yet?" 
3:45–5:00 pm — Closing Awards Ceremony and Reception (TBA)

*Pre-Conference Workshop
Friday, March 31, 2023  
4:00–6:00 pm

A: Tour of Food Bio-tech Centre

Participants will be provided with a guided tour of the Bio-Food Technology Centre, located on the UPEI campus. A maximum of two groups of 15 participants can be accommodated on a 45 minute tour.

B: Indigenous Foodways of Turtle Island: 

Speaker: Margaret Augustine, Assistant Professor, UPEI Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies 

Participants will learn about the food ways of the Mi’kmaki through the sharing of stories as well as through a food demonstration. 

Learning Objectives: Participants will: 

  • gain an understanding and awareness on the relationship that the Mi’kmaq have with Mother Earth and food. 
  • learn about efforts to reclaim traditional Indigenous foodways and resist the impact of colonization.
  • observe the preparation of traditional Mi’kmaq foods and learn the stories behind particular recipes.