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Events and Webinars

Throughout the year, the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies hosts events and webinars focused on food, biodiversity and sustainability, featuring partners throughout our network. 

Upcoming Events

Growing a Just Food System: Migrant Labour in Canada 

Rescheduled: Date | Time TBD 

Please join the UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies as we support an upcoming hybrid panel discussion hosted by the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems on November 30, from 4:30-6:00pm EST.

Featuring activist, writer, and former migrant farm worker Gabriel Allahdua, as well as Drs. Janet McLaughlin and Jenna Hennebry, this important panel will take a close look at the role of migrant labour program reform in building just and sustainable food systems within Canada. Speakers will share their experiences with the current food system and the people who grow our food as they reflect on how the existing agricultural system impacts migrant workers’ health and wellbeing.

For additional details on the event, visit the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems website.


Andrew Spring (Moderator, The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems) 

Gabriel Allahdua (Activists, Author of Harvesting Freedom)  

Janet McLaughlin (Professor, Community Health, Wilfrid Laurier University) 

Jenna Hennebry (Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University) 

Light refreshments will be provided
Please register to recieve the Zoom link here

Past Events

Contact Us:

Alison Blay-Palmer, Chairholder


Andrew Spring, Executive Director of Research


Jane Clause, Director of Programming, Education, and Communications