• Dr. Joyce Slater, professor with the department of Food and Human Nutriational Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    409 Human Ecology Building
    35 Chancellor’s Circle
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    Phone: 204-474-7322
    Cell: 204-330-5998
    joyce.slater@umanitoba.ca

Education

  • PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies), University of Manitoba, Canada
  • MSc (Community Nutrition), University of Manitoba, Canada
  • BSHEc (Dietetics), University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Teaching

  • HNSC 3220 Food and Nutrition Literacy Education
  • HNSC 4300 Community Nutrition Interventions
  • HNSC 7100 Current Topics in Food and Nutrition Security

Research

Research interests

Dr. Slater uses qualitative and quantitative methods to conduct research in the areas of community and public health nutrition, with a focus on:

  • Food and nutrition literacy
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Knowledge translation

Current research projects

  • FANS: Food and nutrition security for Manitoba youth. This research is investigating the dietary and food behaviour patterns and food security of youth across the province of Manitoba.
  • Food and Nutrition Literacy knowledge portal. A knowledge translation initiative to support community and school-based educators teaching food and nutrition literacy: FANLit
  • COVID and food security. An exploration of the impact of COVID-19 on charitable food organizations in Manitoba.
  • Winnipeg Food Atlas. Interactive mapping application to explore food and nutrition security as part of the Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal.

Publications

Other information

Dr. Slater is a Registered Dietitian (College of Dietitians of Manitoba)

Awards:

  • Professor of the Year Award, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (2019)
  • Students’ Teacher Recognition Award, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba (2018)
  • Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award (Interdisciplinary Category), University of Manitoba (2016)
  • Professor of the Year Award, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (2015)
  • Manitoba Association of Home Economists Excellence in Teaching Award (2013)
  • Students’ Teacher Recognition Award, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, University of Manitoba (2013)