The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, directed by Alison Blay-Palmer, has been invited to submit a full grant application to the International Social Sciences Council under their ‘Transformations to Sustainability’ call for proposals. The successful Letter of Intent provides seed funding to be used to elaborate the full proposal. The LoI includes Oliver Masakure for Laurier Brantford, Deborah Chapman at the Waterloo campus as well as Centre post docs Erin Nelson, Phil Mount and Charles Levkoe.
’Sustainable Food Systems: Theory, Practice and Policy’ Scholars and practitioners from around the world met in Waterloo to present their research and develop a vision for future collaborative research.
THREE LEADING NORTH AMERICAN THINKERS AND ACTIVISTS ON FOOD, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK
Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Founding Board Member and President, True North Community Co-operative
AfriCan Food Basket, Toronto
Video coverage of the launch of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems.
Starting with the panel ”sustainable. food. systems.”:
Followed by guiding words for the Centre’s future activities, and capped by the keynote address by Brian Givesy of YU Ranch and ALUS:
The inaugural SSHRC Impact Awards were announced this week and the WLU led-Partnership Development Grant ‘Building and Reinforcing Regional Food Networks in Canada and Beyond’ was named as a top-three finalist. Principal Investigator Alison Blay-Palmer is delighted with the news and commented, ‘This recognition reflects well on the very strong collaborations developing through this SSHRC Partnership Development Grant between communities and academics. We are honoured to be recognised as having a notable impact on communities as we strive to engage with food issues at the intersection of social justice, ecological regeneration and support for local, economic activity.”