The Faculty is pleased to welcome back a familiar face. Candice Rideout earned her PhD in Human Nutrition in 2006 and, after working as an assistant professor at major universities across Canada, rejoined our Faculty as Instructor, Food, Nutrition and Health in July.
After completing two undergraduate degrees at Queens University in the 90s – Psychology and Life Science – Rideout came across some articles about the link between calcium and bone health written by LFS Professor Susan Barr and decided she wanted to study nutrition under her. Rideout’s research looked at women’s health and nutrition, specifically attitudes towards eating and stress.
“My own values, interests and priorities for nutrition are linked to environmental sustainability and the impact of our diet on the environment, so working at LFS is a perfect fit for me,” she said.
Rideout was very involved with teaching and learning as student in our Faculty. She worked extensively as a problem-based learning (PBL) tutor and also trained other tutors and advised faculty members on how to incorporate PBL in their classes. That experience ties in nicely with her current role, as she will help to ensure our PBL tutors are adequately trained.
Rideout is excited to rejoin LFS in her new role. “I really value the commitment in this faculty to constantly evolve and make sure our educational approach matches the needs of students,” she said.
Beginning in September 2012, Rideout will teach International Nutrition (FNH 355) and Lifespan Nutrition (FNH 471).