National Advisory Committee Members

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Alison Blay-Palmer (Co-Chair)

CIGI Chair in Sustainable Food Systems, BSIA
Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, WLU

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Peter Andree

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

Mary Beckie

Associate Professor, Director, Community Engagement Studies, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta

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Linda Best

Secretary and Founding Member of FarmWorks and Chair, Friends of Agriculture in Nova Scotia

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Laurette Dubé

Professor Marketing; James McGill Chair of Consumer and Lifestyle Psychology & Marketing, Chair and Scientific Director; McGill Centre for the Convergence for Health & Economics, McGill University

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Catherine Mah

Assistant Professor (Health Policy and Health Services Delivery), Community Health and Humanities, Memorial University

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Brent Mansfield

Co-Chair, BC Food Systems Network, Past Co-Chair / member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council, BC

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Susan Morin



Community Food Coordinator for Cumberland County, Ecology Action Centre, and Atlantic Canadian representative, Seeds of Diversity, NS

Connie Nelson

Professor, School of Social Work Lakehead University.

Gisèle Yasmeen

Director, Social Protection, WIEGO; Senior Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
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Kent Mullinix

Director, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS), Faculty of Science and Horticulture, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Mirella Stroink

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Lakehead University ON

Abra Brynne

Program Manager (sustainable food systems and policy), Food Secure Canada BC

Av Singh

Organics and Rural Infrastructure Specialist,Perennia and Chair in Small Farm Sustainability, Just Us! Centre for Small-Farms, NS

Deborah Simmons

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba and University of Toronto, and Executive Director, Sahtú Renewable Resource Board, NWT