Current Students

Meet the current students who are an integral part of our research team.

Lauren Viana, MSc Student, (BSc. Honours) from London, Ontario.

Thesis title: The effects of germination and dehulling on yellow-eyed dried bean proteins and their interactions with aroma compounds.


Kristen Stephens, MSc Student (BSc Human Nutrition), from New Brunswick.

Title of Project: Investigating aroma formation during the processing and storage of fermented pulses.


Brighid McKay (BSc Honours student)

Summer NSERC USRA student from Calgary, Alberta.

Title of Project: Characterization of fermented Nova Scotia bean flours and protein isolates.


Chantel Yakimets (BSc Honours student) from Sherwood Park, AB.

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ruth Harvie

Title of Project: Characterization of texture-modified foods.


Fiona Amos (BSc Summer student) from Toronto, Ontario.

Irving Research Mentorship award recipient

Title of Project: Microbial extraction of chitin from lobster shells and the potential application in biodegradable packaging films.


Megan Davies, (BSc student)

Summer NSERC USRA student from Caledon, Ontario

Title of Project: Modifying flavour profiles of Nova Scotia bean flours using lactic acid fermentation.


Tori Pelletier, BSc student from Sudbury, Ontario.

Title of Project: Investigating entrepreneurial experiences of HNU students.


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