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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.

Upcoming Events

Regenerating the Forest: Agroecological Erva-Mate Production in Brazil

Nov 4, 2019, 4pm - 6pm
Balsillie School of International Affairs
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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.

Past Events

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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