New Affiliate Member Appointment

An Appointment at McGill University is possible for Dietetics Stage Preceptors

In recognition of exceptional dedication to the education of McGill’s Dietetics students, the School would like to offer the possibility of a formal appointment in McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition to Stage preceptors who contribute consistently and actively to the education of our students. This appointment, entitled, Affiliate Member (non-ranked, nil salary) is for a duration of three years.

This appointment gives:

  1. formal recognition of affiliation with the School, including photo and biosketch on our website
  2. full access to McGill Libraries
  3. a McGill email account
  4. access to advanced nutrition courses, continuous education activities

Criteria for Affiliate Membership

To be eligible for this appointment, preceptors/professionals are required to be practicing Dietitians/Nutritionists with active membership in l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and commit to exceptional dedication to student education.

This will be demonstrated by :

  • supervising an average of at least 3 student (or 9 weeks) stage placements annually for the 3-year term


  • co-supervising one graduate student project per year for the 3-year term

In addition, Affiliate Members are strongly encouraged to contribute at least once per year to instructional activities as requested. This could include: a lecture in a course on their expertise; practical instruction or facilitation in labs or simulation sessions; facilitation of small group teaching sessions or workshops; or facilitation of inter-professional education. At the time of re-appointment, your contributions in the last three years will be re-evaluated.

Activities within the School will give opportunities for Unité de formation continue (UFC) points and for Rayonnemement activities, which dietitians are being asked to report every three years to OPDQ.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director of Dietetic Education and Practice, anne-sophie.brazeau [at] (subject: Affiliate%20Member%20inquiry) (Dr Anne-Sophie Brazeau).

Please include your OPDQ Number in your application letter.

To apply for appointment as Affiliate Member (non-ranked, nil salary) at McGill’s School of Human Nutrition, please complete and submit the form below:

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Short description of your activities associated with the School of Human Nutrition during the last two years (e.g. number of trainees, lectures given, etc.)
Please attach your letter of application including your planned commitment over the next three years
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Please upload your current CV
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