Ruth Binnie Fellowship 2020-2021

2020 – 2021

Value: $6,000

Honours a founding member of the Nova Scotia Home Economics Association who dedicated her professional life to home economics education. At the time of application, the applicant must be enrolled in masters studies that focus on one or more aspect(s) of the field of Human Ecology/Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies. Special consideration will be given to those pursuing a postgraduate degree in education. She may be studying abroad.

The evolving studies in Human Ecology include: human nutrition, food science, housing/shelter and aesthetics, architecture, financial resource management, clothing and textiles, family relations, human sexuality, and human development.

2020 – 2021 Winner:

Hannah CharnockHannah Charnock

  • B.Sc. Chemistry (Co-op), 2018, University of Victoria 
  • M.Sc. Biological Sciences, 2019-2021, Brock University

Hannah’s research focuses on a specific system of chemical reactions, known as the Maillard Reaction, which occurs in many food and beverage systems and contributes to the distinct bready, roasted and caramel aromatic qualities of aged sparkling wine.

This research not only identifies strategies to improve food and beverage quality, but also plays into food sustainability, innovation, and consumer health.