Save the Date! Levers for Food Systems Change: A Panel Discussion on Urban Food Security, Food Justice, and International Agreements

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 142


Over the last three years various international agreements have highlighted the need for greater coordination along the food chain and increased food justice in creating urban food security. These international agreements have set the stage for new urban food policy to emerge. At this panel discussion, food system experts from Wilfrid Laurier University, Carleton University, and the City of Toronto will explore how we can use the New Urban Agenda and other international agreements (SDGs and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact) as levers for changing the food system.

 A light breakfast will be served. Registration is free but required.

Panel moderated by: 

Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University

With panelists:

Dr. Patricia Ballamingie, Associate Professor Environmental Studies and Human Geography

Barbara Emanuel, Manager Toronto Food Strategy, Toronto Public Health

Dr. Theresa Schumilas, Postdoctoral Fellow, Geography and Environmental Science


8:15am – 9:00am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am: Panel Discussion

Presented by the Laurier Centre of Sustainable Food Systems