Student Awards

Undergraduate Student Awards 2019

Katherine Hillier - Atlantic

Katherine Hillier is awarded an Undergraduate Student Award, sponsored by Dietitians of Canada. Katherine is a dietetic intern with the Nova Scotia Health Authority following completion of her BSc in Nutrition with Honours at Acadia University. She is a passionate nutrition educator, researcher, blogger, and a certified figure skating coach. When she’s not in the kitchen developing recipes, and taking Instagram worthy food photos, she’s at the rink or volunteering. Katherine is from rural Newfoundland and has dreamed of being a dietitian since a young age. She loves helping people live healthier lives, strengthen their relationship with food and understand the potential of food. She’s on the Media Network of Dietitians of Canada Executive Committee and looks forward to becoming a dietitian working in community health.

Sponsored by Dietitians of Canada


Kristen Genereux - Alberta and Territories

Kristen is currently completing her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Acadia University and her dietetic internship with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She has always had an interest in cooking and nutrition which led her to pursue a career in dietetics. She is excited to be able to help others navigate the world of nutrition. Kristin is very passionate about teaching children how to make healthy food choices and how to cook nutritious foods through the Children’s Health and Nutritional Growth Experience (CHANGE) after school program for elementary children. She hopes to one day be a leader in the field of clinical pediatric dietetics and using innovative and creative ways to portray messages about healthy eating.

Sponsored by Canola Eat Well

Graduate Student Awards 2019

Jordan Mak - Ontario

Jordan Mak is awarded a Graduate Student Award, sponsored by Dietitians of Canada. Jordan is a student at the University of Toronto, conducting novel research in food insecurity. After 5 years of clinical practice and attaining board-certification as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, he is shifting his focus to the social determinants of health and its effects on nutrition and health. Jordan is also a passionate educator, guest lecturing to medical, dietetic and pharmacy students, and received the University of Toronto Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. Through the pursuit of a graduate degree, Jordan hopes to continue to lead in the dietetic profession by influencing nutrition policy, continue as a more credentialed lecturer in nutrition, and use research to champion novel approaches in dietetics. 

Sponsored by Dietitians of Canada