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Two LCSFS Projects Recognized by Celebrating Laurier Achievements

Celebrate with the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the inaugural Celebrating Laurier Achievements online showcase this Friday, February 11, 2:00pm–3:30pm EST.

Celebrating Laurier Achievements identifies published books and major musical, artistic, and other creative work by Laurier faculty, staff, students, alumni, and retirees between 2018 and 2021. It features broad representation of researchers from all campuses and locations in an online showcase using videos and posters that can be shared widely by all members of the Laurier community.

Visit the CLA website for more information and to register.

The researchers and staff at the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems will be recognized for two achievements.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field (Season 1, Episodes 3 and 4)

Featuring Chief Lloyd Chicot and Melaine Simba of the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation, Kakisa, NWT; produced and hosted by Amanda Di Battista and Laine Young, with guest co-producer Andrew Spring.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field showcases the excellent and varied research happening at the LCSFS with a focus on how the work creates meaningful changes to the ways we produce, get, eat and understand our food. In Season 1, Episodes 3 and 4, guest co-producer and LCSFS Associate Director, Andrew Spring, sits down with long-time community partners, Chief Lloyd Chicot and Melaine Simba, to discuss their collaboration in Kakisa, NWT. Consistent threads through both episodes are the experience of climate change in Canada’s North; the impacts on Indigenous communities, their local food systems, and their work to adapt; and the role of community-driven participatory research in creating tangible and lasting impacts on everyday life, and the importance of building lasting relationships as part of this work.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field is available online and anywhere you get your podcasts. 
Show notes, glossary, and discussion questions are available for all Handpicked episodes. 

Sustainable Food Systems Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice (Routledge, 2019)

Edited by Alison Blay-Palmer, Damien Conaré, Ken Meter, Amanda Di Battista, and Carla Johnston.

Sustainable Food Systems Assessment: Lessons from Global Practice emerged from the FLEdGE Partnership and provides both practical and theoretical insights about the growing interest in and response to measuring food system sustainability. Bringing together research from the Global North and South, this book shares lessons learned, explores intended and actual project outcomes, and highlights points of conceptual and methodological convergence.

Sustainable Food Systems Assessment is available open-access and free-of-charge.

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