Deans and Directors of Household Science and Home Economics

Eva Lee (Kwok), BSc, MSc (1986-88)

Eva Lee was born in Malaysia and received the BSc and MSc from the University of London, prior to moving to Canada to work as Chief Dietitian at the Trail Tadanac Hospital in British Columbia. She joined the College of Home Economics in 1968, and taught classes in basic and advanced nutrition, diet therapy and community nutrition. Her research interests and resulting publications included topics such as the role of nutrition in sports, additives in infant food, food fads and fallacies and strategies for teaching seniors about nutrition. She developed an audiovisual presentation and manual for SaskSport on the nutritional needs of athletes and originated the directed the very successful “Seniors Teaching Seniors.” This community project involved seniors instructing their peers about nutrition, the use of medications and consumer issues. Students greatly appreciated her spirited enthusiasm for her field and her work. She lectured and consulted widely. Professor Lee was appointed Dean of Home Economics in 1986 and during her tenure initiated a Community Nutrition Internship Program and an exchange program between the College and King’s College, University of London.

Dean Lee resigned from the University in 1988 to become Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, and later President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology. She is currently Chair and CEO of Amara International Investment Corp. in Vancouver and holds positions as director with a number of boards of national and international corporations.

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