The Food Security Research Network and the Department of Health Sciences at Lakehead University are looking for up to three exceptional candidates to conduct Northern food policy research as part of the Master of Health Sciences program. The student will support ongoing research on northern food systems starting in September 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Schiff and Dr. Charles Levkoe. A graduate assistantship of $10,000 will be matched with a SSHRC research assistantship of $5,000, pending budgetary approval, through the FLEdGE (Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged) partnership grant.
Topics of study will include:
- Policies that influence availability and accessibility of local fish to enhance community well-being and social entrepreneurial opportunities
- Policies of food safety and agriculture as mechanisms that enhance and/or challenge food production and processing in northern Ontario.
- Policies that influence the harvesting of forest food including berries, mushrooms, and wild rice.