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OFPA Awards

2018 OFPA Awards Recipients

 Award of Merit

 joe Congratulations to Joe Myatt who won the OFPA Board of Directors Award of Merit.  This award is presented to a professional, honorary, sustaining or retired member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Ontario Food Protection Association Inc.

 Award of Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year

 jessica Congratulations Jessica Burke who has won the Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award.  This award is given to a Member of the Association deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry of Ontario. 

 

 

IAFP Awards

2018 IAFP Awards Recipients

Affiliate Communication Materials Awards

Ontario Affiliate Comm. Materials Award

Affiliate Membership Achievement Award

Affiliate Membership Achievement Ontario

OFPA Scholarships

 

2019 OFPA Scholarship Recipients

 Michael Balde is the recipient of the 2019 recipient of the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Scholarship at Centennial College. Here he is with Joseph Myatt our OFPA Vice-President, at the Centennial College Student Award Night. Michael is in the Food Technology, Applied Science program and he likes Food Microbiology. He is in his final year at the Centennial College Progress Campus. He would like, upon graduating to work in a food manufacturing lab and work his way up to QA Manager. Micheal was very thankful to be awarded our OFPA $1000 scholarship.  Congratulations! 

   

 

Cailyn Muir, recipient of the 2019 Ontario Food Protection Association Scholarship was presented with her award by Dr. Lisa Duizer, Chair of the Department of Food Science.  Cailyn is in her 4th year of a Bachelor of Food Science at the University of Guelph. She hopes to work in product development for a few years learning more about the food industry and would eventually like to stoke her entrepreneurial spirit by starting her own business. She hasn’t ruled out grad studies, but for now she wants to experience the working world full time after graduation and she is very interested in the industry position she has been offered for the summer. Cailyn says that thanks in large part to our generous scholarship, she did not have to worry about working during the school year, allowing her more time to concentrate on her studies, but also more time to be very involved with the Food Science Club Executive and school events, such as College Royal.  Congratulations! 

 

 

Halli Berry is the 2019 recipient of the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Scholarship at George Brown College. Halli is enrolled as a full-time student in the Chef School within the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College. She is extremely grateful to receive this OFPA scholarship. She expresses that this financial support will help her fund her tuition for the year, cover her expenses and allow her to continue to participate in her extensive extracurricular activities. Congratulations! 

 2018 OFPA Scholarship Recipients

Our 2018 recipient of the Ontario Food Protection Association Scholarship Durham College is Sinthujah Paskaran.  Sinthujah graduated from the Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology Program at Durham College in June 2019. Before starting this program, she had decided that she wanted to have a career in laboratory testing. She wanted to work somewhere where she could be part of the in-production and post production testing of consumer products.  In the Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology Program, Sinthujah has obtained diverse skills and knowledge in both the pharmaceutical and food science fields. She hopes to establish a successful career, using her new skills and knowledge in microbiology, analytical chemistry and analytical instrumentation pertaining to both pharmaceutical and food science fields.  Congratulations! 
Dianne Kristine Olaires, the 2018 Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Scholarship recipient was presented with her award at the Centennial College Student Awards Ceremony by OFPA Director Nadia Narine. This is what Diana wanted us to know: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to show my parents the product of my hard work. It makes me so happy to see my parents so proud and moreover, it makes me happy to know that I am able to pay my college loans with help.”  Congratulations! 
Janikka Blair Murray is the 2018 Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Scholarship at George Brown College. Rocio Morales, our OFPA Treasurer was with Janikka when she received the Scholarship at the George Brown Awards Ceremony. Janikka is enrolled as a full-time student in the Chef School within the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College. Janikka was very thankful for this gift from OFPA.  Congratulations! 

 2017 OFPA Scholarship Recipients 

   

Winner - Haiyan Jin (Centennial College)

     Winner - Brook Betts (Conestoga College)

2016 OFPA Scholarship Recipients

Brandon Herron is the 2016 Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Scholarship at Centennial College. Brandon is a 3rd year student in the Food Science Technology Program at Centennial College. Brandon expresses his appreciation to OFPA “This scholarship will greatly help me offset tuition and related costs. I dedicate my life to my studies, and receiving a scholarship is a great reward for my hard work and a definite confidence booster.”  Congratulations! 

 2015 OFPA Scholarship Recipients

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Hillary O'Reilly is the recipient of the 2015 OFPA George Brown Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement in Food and Nutrition Management. Hillary is currently working towards the completion of her CSNM certification and due to graduate in June 2015. The OFPA wishes Hillary well in her future career and endeavors.  Congratulations! 

 YennyKurniawan  Yenny Kurniawan is a Food and Nutrition Management Student at George Brown College. She started at George Brown in 2013 where she found her passion for food, nutrition, and health and safety, when she graduated from the Culinary Management Nutrition program. Yenny is especially drawn towards health care. At this moment she is looking forward to completing her education and following her path to working and developing a career in the health care industry.  Congratulations! 
 JignaPatel  Jigna Patel is in the final year of the Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology program. She is a graduate of Durham College’s Chemical Laboratory Technician program as well. Jigna took a number of Microbiology courses, including Food Microbiology in both laboratory and lecture sessions. She is always engaged and interested in lecture and lab material.  Congratulations! 
 KaitlynBailon  Kaitlyn Balon is a graduate of Ryerson University from the School of Occupational and Public Health in the Public Health stream. Kaitlyn is currently applying to Masters Degree programs with a focus in Epidemiology. She is very interested in food safety, food microbiology and infectious disease.  Congratulations! 

 

 2014 OFPA Scholarship Recipients

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Anamika Sarkar was this years recipient of the OFPA scholarship award in recognition for her academic performance in the area of biotechnology. She was awarded the $1000 cheque by Dr. Moustapha Oke of the OFPA (left)  and Yves Deschenes, Associate Vice President, Human Resources (right) at the Centennial College Awards event held on the 15th March 2015.

Congratulations!

 

Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition

 

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

Congratulations to all of the nominees into the Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition. A total of 8 research projects were selected. The top three projects, as voted by the attendees of the meeting, were:

First Place: Dianne Olaires - Cinnamaldehyde-based disinfectant as an alternative to QUAT-based sanitizers against Listeria innocua. - Centennial College

Second Place: Rafael Spurio - Can we kill Salmonella Enteritidis inside the egg? - University of Guelph

Third Place: Sakina Bano - Detection of fish mislabeling through DNA barcoding, pathogenesis and antimicrobial activity of seaweed in sushi from Toronto retailers. - Centennial College

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