RITA News

Second Co-Creation Network Kick-Off Workshop

Dr. Salwa Karboune, PhD - Scientific Director of the consortium RITA, recaps the first Co-Creation network.

Dr. Salwa Karboune discusses her project at the roundtable sessions.

Roundtable discussion for the project of Dr. Valérie Orsat (Professor, McGill University), Dr. Jean-Yves Lecompte (Project Manager R&D, Cintech agroalimentaire), and Dr. Salwa Karboune (McGill University).

Roundtable discussions for the project of Dr. JoAnne Labreque (Associate Professor, HEC Montréal), Alain d'Astous (Professor, HEC Montréal) and Véronique Provencher (Associate Professor, Université Laval).

Dr. Salwa Karboune poses with one of the network sponsors Johanne Tanguay, Director of TransformAction (not pictured: Philippe Desrochers of MAPAQ, and Louis Ménard of MEI)

Events

 

March 2021

Ateliers Techniques McGill-CTAQ: Formation Aliments Santés

Module 4: DEMYSTIFY THE ''CLEAN LABEL'' AND UTILISE FORMULATION ENGINEERING IN FOOD PRODUCTS TO ENSURE A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Christopher Blecker, PhD, Fogliano Vincenzo, PhD, Salwa Karboune, PhD

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February 2021

Ateliers Techniques McGill-CTAQ: Formation Aliments Santés

Module 3: STRATEGIES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE USE OF ACTIVE PACKAGING AND FOR NON-THERMAL PROCESSING TO PRESERVE THE NATURALITY OF PRODUCTS AND LIMIT THE INGREDIENT LIST

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Emballage Abdellah Ajji, PhD., Ing, Hosahalli Ramaswamy, PhD, Yixiang Wang, PhD, Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS


December 9 & 10 2020

Second RITA-CTAQ precompetitive cocreation network workshop

Meetings occurred over Zoom with presentations taking place in individual rooms. Participants were able to select their rooms of choice. We thank all of the teams who made the workshop so productive under the special circumstance.

December 8 2020

Ateliers Techniques McGill-CTAQ: Formation Aliments Santés

Module 2: DÉMYSTIFIER L'ÉTIQUETTE « CLEAN LABEL » ET UTILISER LE GÉNIE DE LA FORMULATION DES PRODUITS ALIMENTAIRES POUR ASSURER UN AVANTAGE CONCURRENTIEL

McGill  Salwa Karboune, PhD, Kantha Skelke, PhD, Michele DeKinder-Smith, Linkage Research Consulting, Batool Batalvi, MSc, Valérie Orsat, PhD


November 2020

Ateliers Techniques McGill-CTAQ: Formations Aliments Santés

Module 1: STRATÉGIES ET OPPORTUNITÉS DE FORMULATION D’ALIMENTS BÉNÉFIQUES POUR LA SANTÉ : DE L’ASPECT RÈGLEMENTAIRE À CELUI TECHNOLOGIQUE

Module 1 : INAF Guillaume Brisson, PhD, Sylvie Turgeon, PhD, Sonia Pomerleau, Dt.P, MSc, Juliette Gougis


June 2020

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada releases the Emergency Processing Fund

Please click here for more information. 

In Québec, the funds will be managed by CTAQ.

 


Spring - Summer 2020

Due to COVID-19, the spring workshop for the second RITA-CTAQ network will be postponed until Fall 2020. In the meantime, interactive Zoom meetings are being held for each research activity to present and discuss the work. 


December 2019 - January 2020

5 sectorial meetings were held between industrial partners and researchers during the early winter months of 2019-2020 for the second RITA-CTAQ network. These meetings were held in Montréal and Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. The goal of these meetings was to present early results and to adjust the fine details of the next steps of the research.


May 2019

Our kick-off workshop for the second RITA-CTAQ network was held at the Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire. This meeting was organized to align industrial partner priorities with the research projects, that may now begin.


June 2018

The last McGill-CTAQ network workshop was held at the CRDSH in Saint-Hyacinthe. This was a special day to present the final results to a broader industrial audience, with full research teams invited to the meeting, rather than solely those involved in the project. This meeting was hosted by the Fondation Initia. The day was a great success with presentations of research, networking opportunities, discussions and poster presentations.

The winners of the poster presentations were:

  1. Timothé Lemaire - Development of an Accelerated Method for the Evaluation of the Oxidative Stability of Chicken and Pork Sausages Supplemented with Natural Ingredients

  2. Laila Ben Said

  3. Elsa Monanteras, YiNing Dong, Lucas Wise, Marika Houde - Effects of Essential Oils & Extracts Additions on the Sensory Properties of Selected Food Products


February 2018

The third co-creation workshop of the consortium RITA, and the last for the network's development, took place in February 2018 at McGill's New Residence Hall. This was a very productive meeting, allowing for the researchers to complete their research proposals.


December 2017

Our second co-creation workshop took place December 8th. A big thank you to everyone who helped make this meeting a success. Please feel free toconsortiumrita [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Co-creation%20network) ( contact )andrea.hill3 [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Second%20co-creation%20meeting%20-%20Consortium%20RITA) (us) for more information regarding this network.


November 2017

The second McGill-CTAQ network workshop took place November 21st. This meeting was for members of the current network. It was a great meeting with exciting updates on the results of the 4 activities. 


October 2017

Our first Co-creation workshop took place this October 27th. 

   

 

Stay informed

  • The "Sommet sur l'Alimentation 2017" took place November 17th. It was an interesting event attended by the Premier Philipe Couillard, Minister Laurent Lessard and our Dimitri Fraeys (CTAQ).
  • Members of our team attended the 2nd Edition of Innovia, the biannual meeting for industrial innovation in agrifood. 

 

News

La Semaine Verte

One of our researchers, Professor Salwa Karboune, was showcased on La Semaine Verte. The episode, which aired on September 15th, 2018 on Radio-Canada, gave viewers a view into her research defining the antimicrobial activity of natural ingredients and how they interact with one another.

Image by McGill University.

The Consortium RITA was announced

The Government of Quebec awards a $5 million grant to the “Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire” to stimulate innovation in the agricultural and food economy in Quebec. 

Partner events

Co-creation documents

PDF icon Annex 2 co-creation network

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