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Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems successful Letter of Intent

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.

Food, Diversity and Inclusion Panel, Balsillie Room 142

THREE LEADING NORTH AMERICAN THINKERS AND ACTIVISTS ON FOOD, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TALK ABOUT THEIR WORK

Malik Yakini

Executive Director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Joseph Leblanc

Founding Board Member and President, True North Community Co-operative

Anon Laloi

AfriCan Food Basket, Toronto

 

Launch, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

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:

Partnership Grant named as top-three finalist in SSHRC Partnership Impact Awards

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.”

 

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