CFUW supports women in their pursuit of post-graduate education

Dana Olstad R.D., B.Sc., M.Sc.
Dana was awarded two fellowships, the CFUW Dr. Marion Elder Grant, $11,500 funded by CFUW Wolfville in 2011 and Canadian Home Economics Association (CHEA) Fellowship, $6,000 funded by CFUW in 2010.

Dana Olstad R.D., B.Sc., M.Sc.

It had always been my dream to pursue a PhD in nutrition. Scholarship support from the CFUW provided an important part of the funds I needed to pursue my dream. The recognition of having won a CFUW award helped me to win additional awards in subsequent years that carried me through my program. I have just written my dissertation and will be defending it soon. I appreciate the tireless efforts of CFUW members to raise funds in support of graduate studies. It is because of you that I am about to accomplish my goal!

Ph.D. candidate, Interdisciplinary program, 2009-present

Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) and Dept. of Public Health, University of Alberta

  • Title of Thesis: Catalyzing adoption and implementation of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth in recreational facilities

Read more about her Ph.D. research in the following publications: