1. February 9, 2023. Congratulations to Brighid on her new paper accepted in the Journal PeerJ.
  2. February 2, 2023. Our Team NSERC Promoscience application has been funded, Congratulations everyone!


  1. December 9, 2022. Congratulations to Sophia on her new paper accepted in the Journal, Frontiers in Nutrition.
  2. September 15, 2022. Welcome to our new student Research Assistant, Sonia Rondon!
  3. August 16, 2022. Alumni News, Ask a Scientist Dr. Marcia English and her team Tackling Food Waste:
  4. June 16, 2022. Congratulations to Lauren on her new paper accepted for publication in the journal, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems!
  5. May 2, 2022. Welcome to our new summer Research Assistants! Brighid Mckay (NSERC, USRA), Ana Bejarano Martinez (Centre for Employment Innovation Research Mentorships), and Corinna Sahu (Summer Research Grant).
  6. April 29, 2022. Congratulations Brighid on presenting your research at the Nutrition and Foods Science Atlantic Conference: Title of Presentation: Examining the functional and nutritional impact of mixed Lactic acid bacteria fermentation on the Nova Scotia Soldier Bean. (
  7. April 7, 2022, Brighid and Chantel will be participating in the 2022, StFX Student Research Day Conference!
  8. April 6, 2022. Congratulations Brighid and Chantel on successfully completing your Honours Thesis Presentations!
  9. April 1, 2022, welcome to our newest MSc student, Sophia Antoniello!
  10. March 29, Research NS announces 2021/22 Scholar UG awards.
  11. March 25, congratulations Brighid on receiving the Dr. Marian Naczk award. Well done!
  12. March 4, 2022. Congratulations Kristen on your first successful seminar presentation, well done!
  13. January 4, 2022. Welcome to Sophia, a new Research Assistant in our lab!
  14. January 20, 2022. Marcia presents webinar on Research Over Coffee, a series that aims to bring researchers and government decision makers together to discuss new research findings of bearing to Nova Scotia. Topic of webinar: Strengthening our food security: Opportunities and challenges.


  1. November 5, 2021. Dr. Marcia English. Research that Matters: NS prof finding new ways to reduce food waste, packaging: Saltwire
  2. September 13, 2021. Research NS Podcast: Episode 2- Season-2 Food Waste. Guests: Dr. Marcia English and Dr. Darren Burke:
  3. September 7, 2021: Congratulations Lauren on successfully defending your thesis! Well done!
  4. September 1, 2021: Welcome to our newest MSc student, Kristen Stephens!
  5. August, 2021: Welcome to our new research assistant, Sophia Antoniello!
  6. Congratulations, Marcia is serving as one of the Board Members of CIFST:
  7. Congratulations Brighid and Megan, on receiving NSERC USRAs, well done!
  8. Congratulations Fiona, one of the Irving Research Mentorship Award Recipients!
  9. Congratulations Kristen on receiving a NS Graduate Scholarship. Well Done!
  10. June, 2021. Lauren’s paper was accepted in the Journal, LWT- Food Science and Technology, Congratulations!
  11. June 2021, we have been awarded an NSERC Discovery grant and a Discovery Launch Supplement!
  12. Research NS Research spotlight: Congratulations everyone!:
  13. May 12, 2021 Marcia will participate in the panel for the launch of the paperback of the book: ‘Plant-based diets for succulence and sustainability’.
  14. May 10, 2021, Tori Pelletier will join our research team. Welcome Tori!
  15. April 26 and 27, 2021, Lauren and Thalia participated in the 3rd Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference! Marcia was also the Conference Chair. Congratulations everyone!
  16. April 7 & 14, 2021, Marcia was invited to speak at the Plant Protein Virtual Conference: Exploring the value of plant proteins in Atlantic Canada.
  17. April 26 and 27, 2021, Lauren and Thalia participated in the 3rd Science Atlantic Nutrition and Foods Conference! Marcia was also the Conference Chair. Congratulations everyone!
  18. Congratulations to our new Summer Research Student award recipients: Brighid McKay, Fiona Amos, and Megan Davies. Well Done!
  19. January, 2021, Chantel Yakimets and Kristen Stephens joined our research team!


  1. September 14, Thalia Puac joined our research team, welcome Thalia!
  2. August 13, Melissa MacFarlane joined our research team. Welcome Mel!
  3. Congratulations to our new grads Cassie and Amanda!
  4. Walk & Talk with StFX President – Episode 19: Human Nutrition: Well done Lauren and Cassie, you made us proud!
  5. Congratulations Cassie on receiving the Dr. Marian Naczk award. Well done!
  6. Congratulations Lauren on receiving an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship at StFX University. Well done!
  7. Summer Research Student. Congratulations Brighid McKay, one of the 2020 NSERC-USRA recipients. Welcome to our lab group Brighid!
  8. Nutrition and Foods Science Atlantic Conference at UPEI, March 13-14th, 2020. Congratulations Lauren on receiving one of the Poster awards!
  9. Undergraduate part-time student research assistant Amanda Last, Jan-March, 2020. Amanda was recently accepted into the Integrated Dietetic program. Congratulations Amanda!


  1. Research Infrastructure Funding awarded to Dr. Marcia English: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), John R Evans Leaders Fund and The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust (NSRIT). Congratulations!
  2. Winter 2019, Alumni News. National Funding for Food Chemistry Research:
  3. Lauren’s thesis work has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Food Science. Congratulations Lauren!
  4. Congratulations to our new summer research students: Cassandra Fenlon (UCR, Student Award) and Benjamin Herringer (part-time research assistant)!
  5. Congratulations Heather-Ann, one of the 2019 Morgan Award Winners:


  1. Neutrons and Foods Conference:Marcia attends Neutrons and Foods Conference in Sydney, Australia, to give a talk on ‘Interaction of native and modified clupeine with Gram-negative model membranes‘. (October 16-19, 2018).
  2. Summer Research Students:Heather-Ann Burrell, NSERC, USRA. Title of Project: Characterization of edible seaweed films: Impact of seaweed type on shelf life.
  3. Claire Edington, UCR. Title of Project: Optimizing fermentation strategies to limit off-flavour compounds in Nova Scotian bean varieties.
  4. May 6, 2018: StFX Spring Convocation 2018:Congratulations to our new graduates: Heather-Ann, Mike, and Amanda.
  5. February 6, 2018: First Annual Faculty Research Day:


  1. May Convocation 2017. Congratulations to our new graduates: Lauren, Jacqueline and Alixis!
  2. Congratulations Heather-Ann on receiving one of the 2017 Irving Research Mentorship Awards:


  1. Congratulations Raphaele and Phil for participating in the Hong Canada Business pitch competition, in Calgary in June! You made us all proud!
  2. Congratulations Olivia on receiving one of the best poster awards at the 14th Annual Student Research Day!
  3. Congratulations Courtney on your write-up in the Casket (Wednesday, April 6, 2016)!
  4. May Convocation 2016. Congratulations to our new graduates: Courtney and Olivia!