CALL FOR PROPOSALS Twelfth Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies

Food in Canada and Beyond:Communities, Collaboration, Complexity. May 27–30, 2017. Ryerson University. Toronto, Ontario

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its twelfth annual assembly at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, May 27–30, 2017, in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Founded in 2005, CAFS promotes critical, multidisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of food systems: production, distribution, consumption, and waste management. CAFS members are drawn from an array of disci­plines including adult education, agriculture, anthropology, design, economics, environmental studies, health studies, home economics, human nutrition, geography, literature, psychology, philosophy, policy studies, public health, rural studies, sociology, social work, and urban planning. CAFS membership is open to academics, students, policy makers, community workers, professionals, practitioners, and others interested in food studies research.

CAFS recognizes the need for transdisciplinary research on food issues both within and outside of academia in response to societal needs. The conference is an opportunity to share knowledge in a number of domain areas such as informing and critiquing policy, assessing and mobilizing the outcomes of community-based work, and demonstrat­ing the health, social, economic, political, cultural, spiritual, and environmental impacts of food systems.

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