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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Ellen Vogel
RD, FDC, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences


Research topics

  • nutritional genomics
  • functional foods
  • chronic disease prevention
  • food security
  • food and nutrition policy
  • nutrition labelling
  • telecommuting
  • teaching and learning technologies

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests
    Dr. Ellen Vogel completed an undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1975; a Master of Health Education degree from the University of Manitoba in 1985; and a PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of Alberta 2001. In 2003, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Office of the Chief Scientist at Health Canada. She is a fellow with Dietitians of Canada; a past chair of the Dietitians of Canada's Board of Directors; and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and innovation in dietetic practice. She is a founding faculty member at Ontario Tech, having arrived in 2002. In 2010, she was awarded a university-wide peer recognition award for teaching excellence.
  • Publications
    • Coffey, S., Muirhead, B., Vogel, E., Graham, L., De La Rocha, A., Bignell, B. (2014). Second year collaborative nursing students' iPad trial. INTED 2014: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain (March 10 to 12, 2014).
    • Vogel, E, Miller, A, and Vaillancourt, C (in process - to be printed in 2012). Editor: Nutrition Assessment and Nursing Practice (Chapter 11). In Medical-Surgical Nursing. Second Canadian Edition. Lewis et al. Toronto, Ontario: Elsevier.
    • Vogel, E, Vaillancourt, C, and Miller, A (in process - to be printed in 2012). Chapter editor: Nutritional Assessment. In Physical Examination and Health Assessment. First Canadian Edition. Jarvis, Canadian edition. Toronto, Ontario: Elsevier.
    • Tashiro, J, Byrne, C, Kitchen, L, Vogel, E, and Bianco, C (2011). The Development of Competencies in Interprofessional Health Care for use in Health Science Educational Programs. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2(1), 63-82.
  • Research collaborators
    • Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR)
    • Community-University Research Alliances (CURA)
    • Healthforce Ontario
    • Pan American Health Organization
    • Public Health Agency of Canada
    • The Centrum Foundation
  • Courses taught

    Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

    • Nutrition for Nursing Practice
    • Promoting Health and Wellness in the Community
    • Promoting Health and Wellness in the Community (online)
    • Research Practicum I (co-ordinator)
    • Research Practicum II (co-ordinator)
  • Graduate student research
    • Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) supervisor for Salma Bham (2009 to 2011) – The Shift from “Muffins” to Mangoes: Child, Family, and Organizational Impacts of an After-School Snack Program.
    • MHSc supervisor for Andrea Miller (2009 to 2011) – An In-depth Analysis of the Workforce Characteristics of Registered Dietitians in Ontario.
    • MHSc supervisor for Christina Vaillancourt (2009 to 2011) – “Walking the Talk” in the Integration of Chronic Disease  Prevention and Management. Dietitians’ Perspectives Regarding Diabetes Management in Adult Peritoneal Dialysis Programs in Ontario. 
  • Grants
    • ONCAT funding: Research related to post-secondary mobility: Expanded Collaborative Evaluation of Student Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in RPN to RN Bridging Education. Coffey et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2013 to 2014, $262,183
    • Three-Partner Collaborative Evaluation of Student Transition, Performance, Experience, and Outcomes in PN-BScN Bridging Education. Coffey et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2011 to 2012, $161,625
    • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: Support Grants Competition – Post-doctoral Trainee Grant. Williams et al (Co-investigator).
      • 2011 to 2012, $48,000
    • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: Development/Innovation Grant Competition. Williams et al (Co-Investigator). Building Capacity for Ongoing Change: Evaluation of the Nova Scotia Participatory Food Costing Project (2002 to 2012).
      • 2011 to 2012, $15,000
    • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). Gamble, B, Bourgeault, I, Deber, R, McBride, N and Vogel, E. Quality and Safety: Canada’s Medical Laboratory Sector.
      • 2010 to 2011, $15,000
  • Education
    • Undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1975
    • Master of Health Education, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1985
    • PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 2001