CNS University Student Representative Program


Deadline to apply: August 30, 2023

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
Brock University
Cape Breton University
Concordia University
McMaster University
Ontario Tech University
Memorial University
University of Ottawa
Universite de Sherbrooke
St Francis Xavier University
University of Manitoba
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
Universite de Moncton
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Sasketchewan
University of Windsor
Western University
University of Waterloo

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 by completing the form HERE. Candidates must be current CNS members. Applications must include an up to date Curriculum Vitae in PDF format.

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.


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