Morgan Awards

2017 National Morgan Medal Award

2017 Morgan Award Regional Recipients


Heather Tufts

Heather Tufts’ interest in research started during her MSc in Nutrition at McGill University, where she developed and implemented a field-based project in Kenya to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of local edible plant species. Her research sparked her interest in dietetics, which she pursued upon acceptance into the UBC Dietetics Major. Upon completion of her dietetics internship, Heather took a position as the Dietetics Education Coordinator for the UBC Dietetics Major. Heather is excited to contribute to dietetics education and oversee the intern research projects, providing guidance and support to the teams.

Region: British Columbia

Katherine Jefferson

Katherine Jefferson is currently a Masters of Health Science student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, which she enrolled in after completion of a dietetic internship at Grand River Hospital in 2016. The objective of her research project was to determine if two web-based dietary assessment tools (sodium calculators) improved knowledge, attitudes and intended behaviors surrounding sodium intakes in a normotensive population. Katherine is excited to continue research with the sodium calculators in her Master's thesis where she will be identifying the best implementation method to incorporate the calculators into primary care.

Region: Northwest and Central Ontario  

Jillian Ingribelli

Jillian Ingribelli obtained her degree in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph, followed by an internship with the Northern Ontario Dietetic Internship Program. During her internship, Jillian states, she was able to learn valuable skills while conducting research on Aboriginal cultural competency in dietetics. Since graduating, she has enjoyed gaining experience working as a dietitian in Northern Ontario in the areas of long term care and public health and looks forward to future opportunities to contribute to dietetic research.

Region: Quebec and Northeast Ontario

Alexandra Rogers

Alexandra Rogers received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Acadia University in May 2016, and recently completed her Integrated Dietetic Practicum through Acadia University. Alexandra’s practicum research explored enteral feeding practices at Yarmouth Regional Hospital and whether patients were receiving their prescribed volume of enteral nutrition. Alexandra looks forward to participating in more research as she begins practicing as a dietitian.

Region: Atlantic