Congratulations to our 2021 TOP 3 Winners!


1st Place Winner


Alyssa Francavilla - University of Guelph

Alyssa Francavilla obtained her undergraduate degree in Food Science at the University of Guelph in 2019. She started her Food Science M.Sc. program in September 2019. Her research focuses on the extraction, purification, and quantification of anthocyanins found in coloured wheat. She is also studying anthocyanin stability in wholemeal food matrices during processing. These insights will help to utilize coloured wheat varieties to produce wheat based functional food products, with added health benefits. She is also passionate about science outreach, and runs programs centered on food science principles for high school students. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, reading, and playing with her dog!

2nd Place Winner

Shalu Gaba - Centennial College

Shalu Gaba is currently enrolled in a Food Science Technology Program at Centennial College and will graduate in April 2021. She has also done her Bachelor’s in Science and ready to jump into the Food Industry Professionally. As a Food Science graduate, she thinks Food cannot go without Science. She loves to travel and meet new people and learn from their experiences.

3rd Place Winner

Grace Li - University of Guelph

Grace Li is a Masters student at the University of Guelph researching the human gut microbiome and Listeria monocytogenes under the supervision of Gisèle LaPointe at the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety in the Department of Food Science. After graduating, Grace hopes to continue researching or working in food safety. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and trying new recipes.

Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition - 2019 Winners

First Place: Dianne Olaires

Cinnamaldehyde-based disinfectant as an alternative to QUAT-based sanitizers against Listeria innocua. - Centennial College

Rafael Spurio accepting award

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

Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition - 2018 Winners

First Place: Marissa Rankin

Increasing Traceability of Salmonella enteritidis using Single Nucleotide Variant Subtyping based on Population Structure – University of Waterloo

Second Place: Emily Morrison

Evaluation of Food Safety Messages on Popular Recipe Blogs – Ryerson University

Third Place: Chelsey Tremblay

Induction of the Dormant (Persister State) in Escherichia coli by Seed Exudates and Bile Breakdown Products – University of Guelph