Dr. June Matthews

Dr. June Matthews

Job Title:

 Associate Professor, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences


 Full-Time Faculty




 519.432.8353 x28004


 Mother St. James 300

Academic Background

  • PhD, University of Guelph – Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, 2006 
  • MSc, University of Guelph – Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, 2002 
  • BSc (Hons), Brescia College, Western University – Human Ecology (Foods & Nutrition), 2000 

Representative Publications

  • Simonds, K., Zhang, L., & Matthews, J. I. (2021). “My roommates would laugh at me”: Young males reveal embarrassment over lack of food skills. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 82(2): 51-58. doi:10.3148/cjdpr-2020-033 
  • Djalilvand, A., Seabrook, J. A., Dworatzek, P. D. N., Matthews, J. I. (2020). Participating in faculty-supervised extracurricular experiential learning activities contributes to dietetic competency development. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 81(1):37-43. https://doi.org/10.3148/cjdpr-2019-024  
  • Kennedy, L., Kichler, E., Seabrook, J., Matthews, J., Dworatzek, P. D. N. (2019). Validity and reliability of a Food Skills Questionnaire (FSQ). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior,51:857-864. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2019.02.003 
  • Seabrook, J. A., Dworatzek, P. D. N., Matthews, J. I. (2019). Predictors of food skills in university students. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 80:205-208. doi:10.3148/cjdpr-2019-11. 
  • Wilson, C. K., Matthews, J. I., Seabrook, J. A., & Dworatzek, P. D. N. (2017). Self-reported food skills of university students. Appetite, 108, 270-276. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.10.011.  
  • Matthews, J., Doerr, L., & Dworatzek, P. D. N. (2016). University students intend to eat better, but lack coping self-efficacy and knowledge of dietary recommendations. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48(1):12-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2015.08.005
  • Ridgeway, N., & Matthews, J. (2015). Campus gardens: Food production or sense of place? Canadian Food Studies, 2(1):99-118. doi:10.15353/cfs-rcea.v2i1.23 

Representative Conferences 

  • Matthews, J., Dworatzek, P., Seabrook, J. (2017, February). Food and nutrition education matters. [Invited Guest Lecture]. Canadian Symposium XIV. London, ON.  
  • Matthews, J. I., Dworatzek, P. D. (2016). Food and nutrition education: From program to policy level. [Invited Presentation]. Sparking Population Health Solutions Summit, Canadian Institutes of Health Promotion - Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH), Ottawa, ON.  
  • Matthews, J., Zok, A., Dworatzek, P. (2014, Aug). Peer education and Sustainable Development Goals: The FRESH program. United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY. 
  • Matthews, J., Zok, A., and Dworatzek, P.D.N. (2014, July). Foodservice partnership adds value while improving student health. [Invited presentation]. National Association of College and University Foodservices (NACUFS). Baltimore, MD.  
  • Dworatzek, P.D.N., Zok, A., & Matthews, J. (2014, June). University food services: Catalysts for change to the food environment. [Invited presentation]. Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON. 

Areas of Teaching 

  • Agriculture and Food Systems 
  • Home Economics / Human Ecology 
  • Community Nutrition 
  • Research Specialization(s): 
  • Food skills and food literacy 
  • Education related to agriculture and food production 
  • Peer nutrition education 

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 Outstanding Reviewer, Health Education, Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom 
  • 2017 Campus Collaboration Award, FRESH program, Brescia University College 
  • 2016 Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Appetite, Elsevier, Amsterdam 
  • 2016 Member Recognition Award for Education, Dietitians of Canada 
  • 2014 Honorable Mention for Most Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program, U. S. National Association of College and University Food Services 
  • 2011 Dream Maker Award, Scholarships Canada 
  • 2010 President’s Distinguished Service Award, Ontario Home Economics Association 
  • 2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brescia University College