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.

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

CNS aims to secure one volunteer student or post-doctoral fellow USR and one Faculty Mentor at every Canadian institution with a nutrition program.

The TLC is still looking for one volunteer student or post-doctoral fellow USR at the following Canadian institutions: Acadia University; Cape Breton University; Concordia University; Dalhousie University; University of Guelph; Laval University; McMaster University; McGill University; Mount Saint Vincent University; Ryerson University; Simon Fraser University; University of Alberta; University of Calgary; Université de Moncton; University of PEI; University of Waterloo; University of Western Ontario (Brescia); University of Windsor; York University.

University Student Representatives

USRs play an important role, as student leaders, in growing and sustaining their institution’s student nutrition community. USRs are supported by the CNS TLC and a University Faculty Mentor to maximize student engagement through:

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 Mentors

University faculty mentors are integral to the success of the USR Program. The time commitment for faculty mentors 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.


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