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Dr. June Matthews

Dr. June MatthewsJune Matthews

Associate Professor
Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences
Office: Room 300 St. James Building
Email: jmatth22@uwo.ca
Telephone: (519) 432-8353 ext 28004

Adjunct Research Professor
School of Graduate and Post-doctoral Studies
Western University

Academic Background

  • PhD, Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph
  • MSc, Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph
  • BSc (Hons), Human Ecology (Foods & Nutrition), Brescia University College, University of Western Ontario

Research and Scholarly Interests

  • peer nutrition education
  • food literacy
  • community gardening and urban agriculture
  • food systems and food sovereignty
  • social determinants of health

Teaching

2006 - 2013
Dean's Honor Roll of Teaching, Brescia University College

2008
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brescia University College

Graduate:

  • FN9666B: Community Nutrition and Education
  • FN9722B: Program Planning and Evaluation

Undergraduate:

  • HE2222F/G: Professional Perspectives
  • FN1030E: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • FN3364B: Nutrition, Aging and Health ( 2006 - 2012 )
  • FN3361B: Fundamentals of Community Nutrition (2007, 2010, 2011)
  • HE401A: Research Methodology (2007)
  • FN025A/B: Food and Nutrition Issues ( 2006 - 2007 )
  • FN235A/B: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (2006)
  • FN455B: Clinical Nutrition III (2006)

Professional Memberships and Associations

Professional Association Awards

  • 2010 President’s Distinguished Service Award, Ontario Home Economics Association. In recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions to the Ontario Home Economics Association and to the Home Economics profession in Canada.

Representative Publications

  • Matthews, J. (2013). Enhancing food and nutrition curricula in higher education by assigning collaborative food system assessment projects. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 10(4): 245-254.
  • Charles, C., Matthews, J., & Dworatzek, P. D. N. (2013, June). Going for gold (but not quite there): Healthfulness of foods and beverages in university vending machines. [Poster Presentation]. Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Matthews, J., & Dworatzek, P. D. N. (2012). ‘Millennial’ graduate students’ use of technology and problem-based learning to enhance higher-level cognition in health promotion program planning. American Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3):195-200.
  • Quenneville, E., Dworatzek, P., & Matthews, J. (2012, June). Formative evaluation of a peer nutrition education program for university students. Paper presentation. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Moulson, B. & Matthews, J. (2012, June). Barriers and facilitators to local food procurement for institutional buyers in London, Ontario. Intern Abstract. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Morris, D. & Matthews, J. (2011, June). Interprofessional collaboration in small and rural hospitals in southwestern Ontario: A case study approach. Poster presentation. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. Abstract available here.
  • Johnson, C., Hobson, S., Garcia, A., & Matthews, J. (2011). Nutrition and food skills education for adults with developmental disabilities. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research 72(1), 7-13.
  • Garcia, A. C., Sykes, L., Matthews, J., Martin, N., Leipert, B. (2010). Perceived faciliators of and barriers to healthful eating among university students. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research [Online Version], 71(2), e28-e33.
  • Wilson, E. D., Garcia, A. C., & Matthews, J. (2010, May). Going green in healthcare foodservices: A survey of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours regarding environmentally-friendly practices. Paper presentation, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec. Abstract available here.
  • Ejbick, C., & Matthews, J. (2010, May). Public perceptions of the safety of store-bought foods in London, Ontario. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec. Intern Abstract available here.
  • Ai, C., & Matthews, J. (2010, May). Cultural exchange among university students in London, Ontario: ESL Student Nutrition Awareness Program. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec. Intern Abstract available here.
  • Matthews, J., Sheeshka, J., Chapman, G. E., Evers, S., & Dwyer, J. J. M. (2009, June). “It’s a good guide, but …”: Perceptions of Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating among urban Ontario adults. Paper presentation, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. Abstract available in Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70(3), Supplement, E6.
  • Johnson, C., Matthews, J., Hobson, S., & Garcia, A. C. (2009, June). Nutrition education and cooking programs for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities: A needs assessment. Paper presentation, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. Abstract available in Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70(3), Supplement, E20.
  • Garcia, A. C., Sykes, L., Martin, N., Matthews, J., & Leipert, B. (2009, June). A pilot study on the use of Photovoice as a qualitative method to determine perceived barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among university students. Poster presentation, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. Abstract available in Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 70(3), Supplement, E6.
  • Hsu, D., & Matthews, J. (2009, June). Perceptions of Canada’s Food Guide among Chinese Canadians living in the greater Toronto area. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. Intern Abstract available here
  • Gogol, L., Hobson, S., & Matthews, J. (2009, June). Key issues in the implementation and success of food skills programs for adults with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Charlottetown, PEI. Intern Abstract available here.
  • Matthews, J. (2008, October). Intergenerational Service-Learning: The Food History Scrapbook Project. Paper presentation, Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Conference, London.
  • Matthews, J., & Sheeshka, J. (2005, February). Throwing the baby out with the bath water: How skepticism fuels resistance to dietary recommendations. Poster presentation, 6th International Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Matthews, J., Sheeshka, J., & Finlay, K. (2003, May). Effective risk communication? A content analysis of four Canadian newspapers. Oral presentation, Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research Event, Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta. Abstract available in Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 64(2), Supplement, S93.
  • Sheeshka, J., & Matthews, J. (2002). Functional foods: A new era in nutrition. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 63(4), 3-page insert.

Teaching Philosophy

Brescia’s commitment to providing both internal and external learning opportunities supports the main focus of my teaching: to link our educational experience with the world around us. Putting our strategic plan of “Living Leadership” into action, I actively seek community partners who welcome Brescia student involvement and I am a strong supporter of student associations on campus. I am also passionate about incorporating unique forms of pedagogy into my teaching to engage students in their learning and prepare them for the world of the future.