OHEA Membership Renewal Reminder The new membership year for the Ontario Home Economics Association starts on March 1, 2024. If you are a member and have not received a renewal reminder please contact Eileen Stanbury.
Congratulations to the 2023 Student Incentive Award Winner Congratulations toEmalee Murphy! Emalee is the acting student liaison for the board of OHEA for the 2023-2024 academic year, and was featured in our speaker series where she discussed the future of home economics. Emalee is in her final year of the BSc of Foods and Nutrition program at Brescia University College (BUC), where she is the President of the Student’s Human Ecology Association. She plans to specialize in agricultural advancement research.
Opportunities & Call for Abstracts/Awards: Call for Proposals - International Development (Engberg-Fewster) Award Canadian home economists and professionals in related fields (individuals, teams, or organizations) are invited to apply for grants to support projects carried out in the developing world. Deadline: March 21st, 2024 More info here.
New opportunity: Travel funding for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows The Vanier Institute will offer eight travel grants of $750 each to support the participation of doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at conferences where their research has been accepted for presentation. Research must be related to family diversities or family wellbeing in Canada. A formal announcement of the funding opportunity and an application form will be posted in February. Subscribe to Linktree to be notified of the announcement.
Knowledge mobilization opportunity The Vanier Institute will be hosting Julia Sauter, a postdoctoral fellow from Oslo Metropolitan University, during the first two weeks of May 2024. One of her fellowship goals is to enhance knowledge mobilization skills. They are looking for a scholar whose focus is in the area(s) of step-families, older adults, and/or older families and who wishes to mobilize their research findings. Julia will be creating an Issue Brief (similar to a Policy Brief document), outlining the key issues and recent findings from studies of families in Canada. If you are eager to have your findings shared on the Vanier platform in an easily accessible format, please contact Margo Hilbrecht (email@example.com).
Call for Proposals - Doris Badir Leadership Development Award Call for proposals from CHEF. Projects must increase leadership capacity of individual human ecologists/home economists or professional associations. Deadline: February 28, 2024 More information here.
Upcoming Events Webinar: Exploring the Canadian Perspective: Unpacking the Latest WHO Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines and Their Practical Implications This one-hour webinar will feature two experienced pediatric RDs. They will cover: an informative overview of the new WHO guidelines; insightful takeaways tailored for Canadian dietitians; practical strategies to support parents starting solids. March 21, 2024 Register here.
UBC Home Ec Masters HEEL The UBC Human Ecology and Everyday Life (HEEL) online master program in home economics education is currently taking applications for a September 2024 intake. This online graduate programdelves into key aspects of Home Economics curriculum with connections to Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) curriculum, Textile Arts, and Culinary Arts. For more information, click here.
IFHE offers Scholarships for Home Economics Students Call for applications for the period 2024 - 2026: the IFHE scholarship recognizes students for achievements in promoting the profession and putting its interdisciplinary values into practice. It aims to identify and financially support Home Economics students to advance the profession on an international level through work on an international project. For more information, click here. Deadline for submissions is 29 February 2024.
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Invitation to Canadian IFHE Collegues to Join IFHE-US in a 2024 Pre-IFHE World Congress Tour IFHE-US would like to extend an invitation to its Canadian Colleagues to join them on a Pre-Congress Tour of Ireland Jfrom une 15-24, 2024. The tour has a home economics focus with visits to woolen mills, sheep farms, Kenmare Lacemakers, the Aran Islands and a food tour of Dublin. More information, click here. Reservation deadline: February 1, 2024
Manitoba Women's Institute presents Food Safety From Farm Gate with Angela Beaton, Director, Foods Safety and Inspection (Zoom presentation) This presentation will focus on what and how direct marketers of food products in Manitoba can produce, process and market in Manitoba from a farm, home or at the Farmers Market. Register via email here. January 17 2024 at 7pm
Webinar: Food and Nutrition Trends for 2024 Staying on top of nutrition trends helps nutrition professionals be client-centric and relevant. Spark nutrition communications offered a 2024 trends webinar and resource: 10 Top Trends Dietitians can Leverage in 2024. You can access both for free here. The link to watch the replay is live until January 31.
Sustainable Good Cultures Workshop (DAAD-funded) The SUSTAINABLE FOOD CULTURES workshop connects alumni of German institutions of higher education and/or research from diverse disciplines and countries in recognizing past achievements (e.g. cooking utensils, meal structures, life skills) to explore foodways that serve a future-proof tomorrow (e.g. in terms of food security, food literacy, justice, just transition). June 2-8, 2024 in Berlin, Germany Call for application - January 31, 2024 deadline More here.
REEP 2024: 17-th International Scientific Conference “Rural Environment. Education. Personality (Zoom) The aim of this year’s conference is to find solutions, exchange ideas or highlight topical problems with the 21st century education tendencies in university and adult education, competence, education for sustainable career development and personality development in diverse and inclusive environments. May 10, 2024 Learn more and register here.
IFHE Teacher Seminar: Home Economics Education in the Digital World (Zoom) In the second IFHE Teacher Seminar: Home Economics, Professor Johannah Soo (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) will talk about including digitalization in Home Economics Education with the focus on Sustainable Consumption and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Learning material and access information will be provided five days before the meeting. Register early by paying the seminar fee through the IFHE website. The presentation will be recorded for those who are not able to attend. For more information, visit the IFHE website. February 6th, 2024, 8:30 - 10:00 am GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)/4:30 - 6:00 pm Singapore
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Canadian Home Economics Foundation: Communications and Information Dissemination (Gwenyth Bailey Simpson Award) Canadian home economists or professionals in related fields (individuals, teams or organizations) are invited to apply for awards to support projects that disseminate information to the public on current developments or topics related to food, general nutrition, or consumer information. Projects in Canada that provide information to the public on topics related to food, general nutrition, or general consumer information, and that involve a home economist or professional in a related field will be considered. For more information, click here. Submit by January 31.
Canadian Home Economics Foundation General Grants and Awards Available Do you have a plan for a project, a speaker, to prepare educational materials or need funds for a specific activity? CHEF has general funds, as well as several funds designated to special areas, available. A home economist/human ecologist must be involved in the project. Details about the grants and awards available and the application information can be found here. The Foundation is dedicated to improving quality of life to individuals and families by providing financial assistance to home economics professionals in carrying out research, developing educational tools, and in conducting public service projects, and to support post-secondary education related to the profession.
Contact CHEF for grant application or queries, comments or questions.
Call for papers extended to March 30: The 2024 Global Forum for Financial Consumers The Global Forum for Financial Consumers is the annual conference of the International Academy of Financial Consumers, providing an opportunity for international academics, policymakers, and professionals to share knowledge, experiences, and practical solutions for financial consumer protection. This year’s theme is Financial Inclusion & Financial Protection in a Changing Environment. For more information, click here. Submission deadline is March 30, 2024