OHEA would like to recognize and congratulate three outstanding Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ec).
The image shown is featured in the current issue (September 2018) of Brescia University College's Alumnae Magazine, BOLD. It shows three Professional Home Economists who received outstanding recognition from Brescia University College this year:
OHEA is thrilled to congratulate OHEA member Erin MacGregor and her business partner, Dara Gurau, as they have been placed on the shortlist for Taste Canada Awards. In its 21st year, Taste Canada Awards has announced a shortlist of cookbooks and food blogs competing for a culinary writing award. 91 cookbooks and 50 food blogs are entered in the competition!
2018 OHEA Awards -OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award Recipients and Speeches
At OHEA's 39th annual conference on March 24, 2018, Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec., and Erin MacGregor, RD., P.H.Ec., were awarded with OHEA's President's Distinguished Service Award and OHEA Founder's Honour Award, respectively.
Cindy Hartman, P.H.Ec. presented Erin with her award at the conference. Jason was not present at the conference, but Cindy gave a speech about both Erin and Jason at the conference. Cindy presented Jason the OHEA President's Distinguished Service Award 2018 at the LHEA AGM & dinner on Tuesday May 8th at Growing Chefs in London.
Please see photos and speeches below.
Congratulations to Jason and Erin, both very well deserving recipients of the 2018 OHEA awards!
Thank you to the conference planning committee and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped to organize OHEA's 39th annual conference and thank you to all of our sponsors! We also would like to thank everyone who came out to the conference and showed their #PHEcPride. We truly appreciate it, and could not have had such a great event without your support!
Doris Badir, P.H.Ec., was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87.The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.
At a ceremony held Dec. 19, 2017 in Nepean, Ellie Topp, P.H.Ec. received a Canada 150 Medal along with 50 other deserving individuals including her husband Clarke and her most recent co-author Marilyn Booth, retried RD. “Each of us walked across the stage to receive the medal from our MP Chandra Arya while a short summary of our activities was read aloud” recounts Ellie modestly.
Medals were awarded in each riding to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to their immediate community. Ellie was nominated for her outstanding dedication on the NROCRC Board and for her devoted work as a Professional Home Economist.
Congratulations to Juliana VanderMey, recipient of the New Grad membership donated by Ottawa Home Economics Association
My name is Juliana VanderMey. From my last name you have probably already guessed I am of Dutch descent. I grew up in the city of Mississauga, Ontario and moved to London, Ontario to pursue a degree in Foods and Nutrition at Brescia University College, affiliate of Western University. I have recently graduated with a BScFN Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Minor in Psychology. Throughout my degree I have taken advantage of many opportunities in the Foods and Nutrition field. One of my greatest achievements was working on a research project with Dr. Latifeh Ahmadi. Our research on Flixweed Oil was accepted for presentation at the 2015 American Oil Chemist's Society Annual Summit. I will be returning to Brescia to pursue a Professional Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training in May of 2017 to pursue my dream of becoming a Registered Dietitian. Upon graduating from this degree, I hope to get into nutrition education to help increase awareness on various nutrition issues and the policies and guidelines associated with them.
My passions are not just limited to nutrition. In Mississauga I was very involved in music, playing Piano for 14 years and Baritone and Trombone for 4 years. This passion for music got me involved in Western's Marching Band as a Trombonist. Outside of school I am an avid budgie breeder, having raised around 20 chicks since starting off. Coincidentally, my nutrition degree came in handy with this as a breeding hen and her chicks require specific diets for optimal health and growth.
Overall, I am a very proud alumni of Brescia, and am honoured to be accepted into the Ontario Home Economics Association. I hope to do great things with not only the RD designation, but also the PHEc designation.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.