Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Public Launch

**This event was a huge success, “sold out” well in advance [okay, the tickets were free], with an engaging panel discussion on the limits and opportunities involved in the transition towards sustainable systems – including a rousing discussion of the dangers and benefits of using those (often abused) words! The launch of the Centre was one of the reasons that, for the second week in a row, the research partnership is “trending” on the SSHRC website!

November 14

4:00 – 8:00 pm EST
At Balsillie School of International Affairs
Multipurpose Room #142
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo

4:00 to 5:30 pm

Panel on Sustainable Food Systems


Simon Dalby (Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Karen Landman (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph)
Theresa Schumilas (Garden Party CSA and Food Club, Waterloo)
Av Singh (Perennia / JustUs Centre for Small Farms, Nova Scotia)
Randy Whitteker (Ontario Natural Food Co-op)



6:30 to 8:00

 Public talk and official launch
Keynote speaker

Bryan Gilvesy

YU Ranch, Owner

Alternative Land Use Services, Eastern Canada Lead

Recipient of the Ontario Minister’s Award For Environmental Excellence in Small Business, and the Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Award

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