CNS University Student Representative Program


The CNS University Student Representative (USR) program is designed to maximize student engagement in educational, professional development, and networking opportunities within nutrition and related fields. The USR program offers the opportunity for students to develop personal and professional skills in organization, communication, and networking.

CNS aims to secure one volunteer USR and one Faculty Advisor at every Canadian institution with a nutrition or related program. If you are interested in serving as a USR or Faculty Advisor, see the information below and contact

There is currently an opening for one student or post-doctoral fellow USR at the following institutions: Acadia University; University of British Columbia; University of Calgary; Concordia University; Dalhousie University; University of Guelph; Laval University; McMaster University; Université de Moncton; Mount Saint Vincent University; University of PEI; Université  de Sherbrooke; Simon Fraser University; St FX University; University of Waterloo; University of Western Ontario (Brescia); University of Windsor; York University.

The TLC is currently looking for a Faculty Advisor at the following institutions: Acadia University; Concordia University; Dalhousie University; McGill University; Université de Moncton; Montreal University; University of PEI; Université de Sherbrooke; Simon Fraser University; University of Windsor.

University Student Representatives (USR)

USRs play an important role, as student leaders, in growing and sustaining their institution’s student nutrition community. During physical distancing, this role is especially important to engage and support fellow nutrition trainees. USRs are supported by the CNS Trainee Leadership Committee (TLC) and a University Faculty Advisor to maximize student engagement by

The time commitment for USRs is estimated to be 10 hours each semester. USRs hold a 1-year tenure, beginning in August (or immediately thereafter) and ending the following July. USRs will be supported by the TLC and provided with sample communication strategies, emails, posters, newsletters, events, etc.


How to apply?

Interested USR candidates are invited to submit an application to Candidates must be current CNS members. Applications must include an up to date Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, as a single PDF. Letters of recommendation will also be accepted but are not mandatory.

Faculty Advisors

University faculty advisors are integral to the success of the USR Program. The time commitment for faculty advisors is estimated to be 4 hours per semester. They support the USR in carrying out their activities and are involved with:

How to get involved?

Interested Faculty members are encouraged to contact for more information.

Contact for more information about the USR Program.

The CNS USR program is currently overseen by the following members of the CNS Trainee Leadership Committee (TLC), in addition to CNS Administrators:



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