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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of Research Services
August 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems will address interconnected environmental, social and economic challenges facing the global food system. Food systems are an effective lens for understanding and acting on some of the most pressing issues facing communities, including growing global food insecurity.

Food can act as a vehicle for change. School snack programs that purchase fruit directly from local producers who use low impact farming methods make the connections amongst human, community, economic and ecological well being more explicit. Through food, citizens, practitioners, policy-makers and academics can grasp the importance of ecological stewardship, social justice, prosperous economies, participatory democracy and food security.

The centre brings together researchers from across the university including Geography and Environmental Studies, Psychology, Biology, Global Studies, Religion and Culture as well as the School of Business and Economics.


Associated Laurier Faculty

National Advisory Committee

International Advisory Committee

Our vision is to conduct research that is both grounded in practice and theoretically informed, and to disseminate this co-generated knowledge through local, national and global networks to advance opportunities for and educate about more sustainable food systems.

Related Projects

Nourishing Communities

Hungry Cities

African Food Security Urban Network

Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science