University of Alberta, 1998, MSc, Nutrition and Metabolism
UBC, 2006, PhD, Education
Jacqui Gingras was born in Kelowna, BC, in 1969 and received a BSc (Dietetics) in 1995. A student highlight was being named Intramural Athlete of the Year” in 1989. Jacqui participated in everything from ‘Day of the Longboat’ to ‘Storm the Wall’.
Following graduation Jacqui entered graduate studies in Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Alberta and was awarded an MSc in 1998. An honour received at the University of Alberta was the Elizabeth Russell MacEachran Scholarship. She then returned to UBC, and graduated with a PhD in Education in 2006.
Dr. Gingras has been a dietitian in private practice since 1997 with her own company, Deliciosa! Nutrition Counselling (www.jacquigingras.ca). She is a Registered Dietitian and a member of the BC Dietitians’ and Nutritionists’ Association as well as Dietitians of Canada since 1998. A career highlight was being named “A Woman to Watch in the New Millennium” by Chatelaine magazine (Jan 2000). She has published several technical papers and one book chapter. Dr. Gingras is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Nutrition at Ryerson University in Toronto.
In recalling her student days at UBC Ms Gingras has vivid memories of UBC Professor Claire Wright (English) “who really inspired me to write”. She introduced me to arguably one of our best food writers, M.F.K. Fisher who wrote “A Thing Shared.” I still use that piece of writing in the classes I teach today about the social and cultural meanings of food.”
One of Ms Gingras’s fondest memories of student life at UBC is “sitting at the back of the class, sipping a steaming latte, sharing Terra Breads with my friends, and learning about nutrition.”
Ms Gingras and partner Kelly Stalker reside in Toronto, Ontario.