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The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems hosts a variety of events throughout the year on various topics related to sustainable food systems.

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Past Events

Conexiones: Alimentación, ecosistemas y biodiversidad sostenibles

26 junio 2020 | 14:00 – 15:00 BRT (UTC-3)
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En este seminario examinaremos por qué la gestión de la biodiversidad y los ecosistemas son componentes importantes para construir sistemas alimentarios sostenibles. Escuchará a investigadores que trabajan directamente con comunidades que practican sistemas de producción de alimentos centradas en ecosistemas biodiversos. Basándose en la investigación fundada en comunidades en Brasil y México en el contexto de los movimientos globales actuales de biodiversidad e sostenibilidad, aprenderá sobre los desafíos únicos que enfrentan los actores de los sistemas alimentarios y cómo las comunidades utilizan la agroforestería y otros principios ecológicos de producción de alimentos para guiar su trabajo.

Ponentes:

Alison Blay-Palmer – Catedra de UNESCO en Estudios de Alimentación, Biodiversidad y Sostenibilidad y Directora do Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Canadá
Laura Gomez Tovar - Profesora Investigadora del Depto. de Agroecología, Investigadora miembra del CIIDRI, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Andre Lacerda – Investigador, Embrapa Florestas, Brasil
Eve Nimmo – Investigadora Pos-doctora, Universidad Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brasil
Anita Diederichsen - Líder mundial de restauración del paisaje forestal /Coordinador de la FLR ACAI, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)

Mediador:

Eduardo Amazonas de Almeida – Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, Productor agroecológico

Connexions: Sustainable Food, Ecosystems and Biodiversity 

June 5, 2020 | 2020 World Environment Day Webinar
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In this webinar our speakers explored why biodiversity and ecosystems management are important components for building sustainable food systems. The webinar features four researchers who work directly with communities engaged in food production practices that are centred on biodiverse ecosystems. Drawing on community-based research in Brazil, Southern Ontario, and the Northwest Territories, they spoke about the unique challenges facing food systems actors and how communities are using agroforestry and other ecological food production principles to guide their work. This was the first in a series of annual webinars hosted by the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies. 

Speakers:

Alison Blay-PalmerUNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies and Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
Sebastien Goupil - Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Liette Vasseur - President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Chair on Community sustainability: from local to global
Andre Lacerda - Researcher at Embrapa Forestry
Eve Nimmo - Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Ponta Grossa State University
Andrew Spring - Associate Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and Lead Researcher for the Northern Food Systems Research Group

UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies Launch Event

January 28, 2020
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Wilfrid Laurier University Professor and Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Director Alison Blay-Palmer has been named United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies. Led in Canada by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the prestigious UNESCO Chairs program promotes international inter-university cooperation in key priority areas for the agency.

The launch included the seminal presentation by Chairholder Alison Blay-Palmer and remarks from: Liette Vasseur, President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Chair on Community sustainability: from local to global; Sébastien Goupil, secretary-general of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; Deborah MacLatchy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University; Jonathan Newman, Vice-President Research, Wilfrid Laurier University; Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Regenerating the Forest: Agroecological Erva-Mate Production in Brazil

Nov 4, 2019
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Join Eve Nimmo, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Ponta Grossa State University, and André Lacerda, Researcher from Embrapa Forestry, for this research seminar on Brazil's agroecological erva-mate production. This seminar will explore the contemporary and historical context of Brazil's agroecological erva-mate production and explain how it is helping to regenetrate the Brazilian forest.

Food Metrics 3.0: Unearthing Hidden Data

March 14, 2019
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Dr. Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health, and Research Director of CUNY’s Urban Food Policy Institute, joined us for a guest lecture on hidden food metrics and what they can tell us about our food system. The talk was followed by a Q&A led by Barbara Emanuel, Manager of the Toronto Food Strategy.

Levers for Food System Change: A Panel Discussion on Urban Food Security, Food Justice, and International Agreements

Oct. 23, 2018
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During this panel discussion moderated by Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, food system experts Dr. Patricia Ballamingie (Carleton), Barbara Emanuel (Toronto Public Health), and Dr. Theresa Schumilas (Wilfrid Laurier University), 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.

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