Alexander Buchner Beaudet
MBT Student, Department of Biomedical Technology
Alexander Buchner Beaudet is a Master of Biomedical Technology student at the University of Calgary. For over two years, Alex was an active member of an interdisciplinary University of Calgary research team exploring the applications of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) as a method of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 and beyond. His current program enhances the value of his BSc in cellular, molecular, and microbial biology by augmenting his business skills and industry knowledge. Alex’s goal is to manifest his propensity for innovation to solve complex food shortage challenges and develop cogent agricultural industry solutions using novel genetic engineering techniques such as CRISPR.
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Doctoral Candidate & Sessional Instructor, Werklund School of Education
Pam Farrell’s research explores the intersection of sociocultural factors and food literacy. Her research is informed by her background as a farmer, teacher, and immigration researcher. Through her studies and research at UofC, she founded GROW, Canada’s first community food literacy centre. Her food literacy programs and low-cost/subsidized market have been accessed over 20,000 times in the last two years. Her innovative programs have created a place for low-income residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds to enjoy a healthier, more just future with food. Pam’s scholarly work advances our understanding of the sociocultural factors that impact and influence food literacies, while her community work explores elements of critical food literacy, food citizenship, and food security in food deserts and food swamps. Using a activist-scholar approach, Pam has contributed to a more inclusive and just community food system, reducing systemic barriers especially for single women-led households who are disproportionately affected by food insecurity.
Learn more about Pam and her reasons for starting GROW here.
MArch Student, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Yiming Yang is a Master of Architecture student at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. Currently, he volunteers as a peer helper with Office of Sustainability. Previously he has participated in a workshop on regenerative agriculture with Dr. Tatenda Mambo in Summer 20222 where he engaged with several topics including food diversity, food security, and sustainability strategies. As our cities sprawl, there are more and more food deserts in our neighbourhoods. Most of them are in downtown areas where many vulnerable people live. He is interested in food studies related to architecture and urban studies and is concerned about social equity issues related to food. Accompanying the studio course, his research focuses on urban agriculture and sustainable strategies of urban design.