May 06, 2013

The Canadian Sugar Institute's Manager of Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, Dr. Tristin Brisbois, presented at the 2013 professional development Student & Trainee Symposium "Communicating your professional brand" offered as part of the Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting program. The symposium was held at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde in Québec City on Saturday June 1, from 5:00-6:00pm.

Through her presentation, "Applying your knowledge and skills to careers outside academia", she described her current position at CSI, skills she has identified as being important in the Canadian food and nutrition industry, and provided advice for how graduate students in nutrition programs, dietetic interns, post-doctoral fellows, and young professionals can identify and present the skills and experience they have gained throughout their schooling to effectively market themselves to positions outside of academia.