Honours Projects



2017-2018 Honours Students


Heather-Ann Burrell. Identification of Potential Bioactive Compounds Responsible For Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme from Soldier Bean Protein Isolates. Supervisors: Marcia English Ph.D.(c)and Dr. Alejandro Cohen.

Chiedza Chikwavaire. Use of Smartphone Nutrition Application by Nutrition and Non-Nutrition Undergraduate Students at St. Francis Xavier University. Supervisor: Dr. Pat Mazier.

Leah Gouthro. Diet assessment of collegiate athletes following a gluten-free diet.
Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson

Michael Keough. A pilot study evaluating consumer acceptability of cooked, American lobster (Homarus americanus) frozen in a new cryoprotective solution. Supervisors: Marcia English Ph.D. (c) and Dr. Matthew McSweeney

Aiyu Liu. Understanding international students’ food experience through the food literacy framework. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Gougeon.

Hayley MacKenzie. An Exploration into the Meaning of Food in the Lives of Practicing Dietitians from across Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Wadsworth

Karli Ochitwa. Exploring links between food and oral health: Learning from the experiences and understandings of caregivers of young children in Paq’tnkek Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Dr. Ann Fox

Amanda Rees. Optimizing the Micro-Encapsulation of Seaweed Peptides for Potential Functional Food Applications. Supervisor: Marcia English Ph.D.(c), Second Reader: Dr. Chibuike Udenigwe.

Emily Rosta. Nutritional Quality of Gluten-Free Diets in Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson

Brittany Sampson. A Food Literacy Development Tool for Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Gardening Manual. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Gougeon

Denise Webb. Determining the needs, wants and opportunities for promoting healthy eating at the East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy afterschool program. Supervisor: Dr. Ann Fox.


2016-2017 Honours Students

GARDNER, Casidhe. A critical discourse analysis of the use of food related memes and comic strips through social media. Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Wadsworth

VIANA, Lauren. A Comparison of the functional and sensory properties of untreated and treated Nova Scotia pulse flours. Supervisor: Marcia English, PhD(c)

MACCHARLES, Lindsay (pictured below). What Food Guidance Approach should Canada take to benefit the Health of Seniors in Rural Nova Scotia? Supervisor: Dr. Ann Fox 


2015-2016 Honours Students:


Courtney Campbell. The lipid composition of pastured eggs from wild orchid farms versus store-bought eggs in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Prof. Marcia English.

Olivia Clancy. The protein composition of pastured eggs from wild orchid farms versus store-bought eggs in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Marcia English.

Becky Chukwu. Use of Smartphone Nutrition Applications by Undergraduate Students at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX). Supervisor: Dr. Pat Mazier.

Sophie Flanagan. Program Volunteers’ Perceptions of a Children’s After-School program in Nova Scotia. Supervisors: Prof. Kendra Read and Dr. Laurie Wadsworth.

Sarah Groulx. Community-Based Cooking Program with Community Mentors as a Means to Enhance Capacity for Food Literacy in Older Adults in Rural Communities: An Experience from Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Gougeon.

Mikaela Henderson. A Comparative Analysis of Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis. Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson.

Jessica MacLean. An exploration of the meaning of food to students in a dietetics program in Canadian universities outside of Atlantic Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Wadsworth.

Sarah Ngunangwa. Identifying barriers and enablers to addressing health equity in public health practice. Supervisors: Dr. Doris Gillis, Christine Johnson & Dianne Oickle.

Anju Ravindran. What does food reveal in Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs?
Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Wadsworth.

Morgan Riley. Dietary Resilience through Storytelling among Older Community-Dwelling and Long Term Care Residents. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Gougeon.

Sara Watters. Exploring the challenges of gluten-free diet using a mixed-methods approach. Supervisors: Dr. Laura Gougeon & Dr. Jen Jamieson.


2014-2015 Honours Students:

Ashley Doucette-Tamane. Cost comparison of gluten-free and gluten-containing items in rural Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Dr. Laura Gougeon

Erica Roberts. An Exploration of the Meaning of Food to Students in a Dietetics Program in Atlantic Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Laurie A. Wadsworth

Hannah Mawhinney. Is vitamin B6 sub-optimal for male endurance athletes?: Preliminary investigation of the effects of 7-day dietary intervention on running performance after a competitive season. Supervisors: Dr. Jen Jamieson & Dr. Dan Kane (HKIN)

Holly Amos. Exploring the Meaning of Food Security for Pre-Service Teachers. 
Supervisors: Dr. Doris Gillis & Dr. Chris Gilham (EDUC)

Kendall Lee. Use of Social Media by Dietitians in Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Dr. Laurie A. Wadsworth

Mary Weir. A comparison of nutritional quality of gluten-free and similar gluten-containing products in rural towns and villages in Northeastern Nova Scotia.
Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson


2013-2014 Honours Students

Katilyn Stanford. Energy and Nutrient Adequacy of Elite Cross-Country Runners Across the Training and Competition Season. Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson

Megan Ramsay. Raising a Healthy Eater: The Role of the Introduction of Solid Foods to InfantsSupervisor: Christine Johnson

Ben Curry. Comparison of Protein Intake between Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian Science Students at St. Francis Xavier University. Supervisor: Dr. Patricia Mazier


2012-2013 Honours Students

Jennifer Wood. How do dietetic and nutrition practitioners engage with the concept of health literacy?   Supervisor: Dr. Doris Gillis

Heidi Stirling. Energy and nutrient adequacy of elite female cross-country runners. Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson.

Tayler Musclow. The Development of a Food Frequency Questionnaire for Iron Assessment of Elite Female Endurance Athletes. Supervisor: Dr. Jen Jamieson


2011-2012 Honours Students

Raylene MacLellan. The role of community gardens in fostering civic engagement for community food security. Supervisor: Christine Johnson

Josh Kiel. Changing the National Nutritious Food Basket to meet the dietary needs of someone who is living with HIV or AIDS. Supervisor: Christine Johnson.

Erica Reynolds. Investigating the Prevalence of Food Insecurity Amongst Saint Francis Xavier University Students. Supervisors: Christine Johnson & Dr. Jen Jamieson

Annyck Besso. Fat consumption in first and fourth year university students at St. Francis Xavier University. Supervisor: Dr. Pat Mazier.

Monique Landry. Relationship between Calcium Intake, Energy Expenditure, and Body Mass Index among St. Francis Xavier University Students. Supervisor: Dr. Pat Mazier.