Ryley-Jeffs Lecture 2019: Embracing the Strength in Difference

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Dr. Laurie Wadsworth is the recipient of the 2019 Ryley-Jeffs Memorial Award.

For over 30 years, Dr. Wadsworth’s pioneering and innovative career has focused on enhancing practice-based communication strategies, informing visionary policy change for healthier Canadians, and advocating for rigorous qualitative research methodologies within health research. Much of this work occurred in public health and academic settings. She investigates mass media messages to understand the roles of food in society and studies the historical roots of dietetics. Dr. Wadsworth’s goal is to inspire audiences to re-examine their approach to life and practice – to see the world through a different lens. She approaches this transformational learning by highlighting the values of inclusivity, self-awareness and critical thought processes.

Date of presentation: June 2019

Speaker: Laurie Wadsworth, PhD PDt, Senior Research Professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS has extensive community nutrition experience in Saskatchewan with 12 years as Public Health Nutritionist, Provincial Nutritionist, and Health Promotion Consultant. She sat on the Trans Fat Task Force for Canada, is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of Dietitians of Canada, and is a Fellow of Dietitians of Canada. She has published many peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented research findings in numerous national and international settings.


Video presentation (46 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)

Audio file (mp3 file)

Cost: Free

Last Updated: September 8, 2020

Type: Learning on Demand

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