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Pauline B. Darling MSc, PhD, RD

Pauline B. Darling MSc, PhD, RD

Board Director, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research • Former Professor, retired from the University of Ottawa

Pauline is a registered dietitian who has enjoyed 40 years of studying, working, teaching, and leading research in various areas of clinical nutrition. Pauline completed her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry-Nutrition at the University of Ottawa, her dietetic internship at Kingston General Hospital her MSc in Nutrition at the Université de Montreal. Following the completion of her PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto (1997), she worked as Coordinator of Nutrition and Dietetic Research, Associate Scientist Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, and held an appointment as Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. In 2015, she moved back to Ottawa to join the School of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa as Assistant Professor until 2021.

Pauline has taught numerous university courses in clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, sports nutrition, professional practice, and life cycle nutrition. She has volunteered on numerous committees and working groups for Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Nutrition Society; and has served as a grants reviewer for agencies including the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

Judy Sheeshka

Chair, Board of Directors, CFDR
Vancouver, BC

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John-Paul Cody-Cox

Chief Executive Officer, Dietitians of Canada
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Lynn Blackwood

Lynn Blackwood B.Sc. RD

Food Security Programs Manager, Nunatsiavut Government
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Ellen Pruden

Director of Communications, Cereals Canada
Winnipeg, MB

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Mark Dekker, PhD

Sr Director, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Beverage Association
Mississauga, ON

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Hannah Chan, MPH, RD

Project/Communications Coordinator, Cabinet Office Canada
Toronto, ON

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Tina Stewart

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Brampton, ON

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Ryna Levy-Milne, PhD, RD

Provincial Program Lead, BC Cancer Agency
Vancouver, BC

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Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc

President, Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc
Toronto, ON

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Marcia Cooper, PhD, RD, FDC

Research Scientist, Health Canada
Ottawa, ON

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Sonia Couto

Managing Director, Konverge Digital Solutions
Toronto, ON

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