Dr. Susan Whiting (PhD)

Whiting recognized with Emeritus Membership Award

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Whiting (PhD) on being recognized with an Emeritus Membership Award by the board of directors of Dietitians of Canada.

By Kieran Kobitz

The Emeritus Membership Award is the highest level of recognition that Dietitians of Canada can bestow upon a retired member of the association who has made meritorious contributions throughout their career.

Whiting’s nominators described her as one of Canada’s leading nutrition scholars, an internationally recognized authority in vitamin D and calcium supplementation, and an esteemed dietetics educator.

Her 30-year career is defined by her commitment to improving health and preventing disease through nutrition research and critical evidence-based appraisal, publishing over 225 peer-reviewed research articles and contributing to health-enhancing policy changes.

A member of Dietitians of Canada since 1985, she has been a mentor to hundreds of nutrition and dietetic students. She is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was recognized with career achievement awards from the Canadian Nutrition Society and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. 

A video from Dr. Jessica Lieffers (PhD), one of Whiting’s nominators, is available on the Dietitians of Canada website and describes why she was nominated for this award.