Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship
2019-2020 Value: $6,000
The fellowship is open to candidates enrolled in studies in Human Ecology including Family and Consumer Sciences, at the masters or doctoral level. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled in a post-graduate program in Canada at the time of application.
The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.
2018-2019 Winner: VERENA ROSSA-ROCCOR
M.D., 2012, University of Tübingen
M.Sc. Population and Public Health, 2017-2019, University of British Columbia
Verena’s research evolves around the interrelationships between environmentally sustainable food choices such as plant-based diets and mental health outcomes, particularly in young adults. Verena aims to shed light upon these complex relationships and thereby inform institutions such as universities who have a responsibility to provide healthy environments for young adults on how plant-based diets may be used to improve the mental health of this population.