Sustainable Regional Food Systems Workshop: Theory, Practice and Policy

From June 25-27, 2014, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems hosted an international workshop of researchers from the UK, Germany, South Africa, the US and Canada, all associated with the Centre. On June 26, many of these researchers presented their work at a ‘sold out’ public forum entitled “Sustainable Regional Food Systems”. The full schedule, including the list of speakers, can be found here. The videos are available at the links below.

SRFS Workshop Panel 1: Flows of people, knowledge and resources

SRFS Workshop Panel 2: Social Dimensions of Regional Food Systems

SRFS Workshop Panel 3: Activating for change

SRFS Workshop Panel 4: Sustainable Regional Food Systems: Policy and Planning


Watch the Youtube video of our Food, Diversity and Inclusion workshop, Thursday, March 20 2014 -an event organized by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Wilfrid Laurier University.


Watch the YouTube videos of the launch of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, starting with the panel “sustainable. food. systems.”, followed by guiding words for the Centre’s future activities, and capped by the keynote address by Brian Givesy of YU Ranch and ALUS.

Centre For Sustainable Food Systems Launch – Part 1 (Panel)

0.00 Welcome and (8.00) intro of panel
9.00 Av Singh [Perennia and JustUs Centre for Small Farms]
19.30 Theresa Schumillas [Garden Party CSA]
26.45 Randy Whittaker [Ontario Natural Food Co-op]
38.00 Karen Landman [University of Guelph]
49.50 Simon Dalby [Centre for International Governance Innovation]
102.30 – 125.50   Q & A

Part 2 – Guests of Honour and Keynote Speech

0.00 Abby Goodrum
Vice President, Research, Wilfrid Laurier University

6.50 Tom Haggerty
Economic Development and Policy, Policy Division, OMAF/MRA

13.40 Wayne Roberts
Retired Mgr. of Toronto Food Policy Council

20.00  Brian Gilvesy – Keynote Speaker
YU Ranch and ALUS

54.00 – 125.00   Q & A

Research Case Studies


Jordan Vander Klok recently won the Student Video Contest with his video “Building Regional Food Hubs in Ontario: A Micro-Dairy Case Study” [YouTube] – part of a series of video case studies currently being conducted by Nourishing Ontario.

Congratulations, Jordan!!