Abbey Fitzpatrick speaks on how gender impacts what we eat at ‘What Makes A Man’

Abbey Fitzpatrick will speak at the ‘What Makes a Man’ White Ribbon Conference on ‘What makes a man think he is king of the food chain?’

Abbey is a Ryerson University student, completing her final year in Food and Nutrition. Despite her intense dedication to her academics, she is passionate about her roles as the President of the Ryerson Nutrition Course Union, the Assistant to the Chair of a Dietitians of Canada network, and most importantly, as a self-proclaimed foodie. Abbey is passionate about the social, cultural and emotional dimensions of food, and believes that sensitivity to these associations will enhance public health strategies.


Abbey Fitspatrick’s TEDx Ryerson talk ‘An Apple A day’ at the TEDx Ryerson Conference


Read her blog ‘Trust the Skinny Cook’ to follow her adventures!


Upon graduation this Spring, Abbey is anticipating the completion of her first full-length cookbook, complete with fun nutrition and foodie facts, and her own personal stories. Abbey’s future goals include the completion of a Nutrition and Food Master’s degree, and obtaining her accreditation as a Registered Dietitian, as well as the completion of a doctorate degree in Food Studies, setting her on the path to one day help develop and teach in a Canadian University Food Studies program. This appetite for the study of food, in combination with her extensive performance experience guides Abbey’s ultimate goal is to become a celebrity gastronomer and chef.





Join us at ‘What Makes a Man’ the White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 12th to hear Abbey and many other speakers speak at a discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’.

10:30am – 3:30pm SCC 115, Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould St, Ryerson University

$5 for Ryerson members. $10 for friends of Ryerson (or pay what you can)
Lunch provided by Salad King.

Keynote event ‘Behind the Masc’ with Carlos Andrés Gómez and Reilly Dow (graphic recorder) @ 4:30pm
Admission $10* (or pay what you can – free for Conference Delegates)

*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign*
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