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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

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May 31, 2024

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Ups & Downs of Sustainable & Just Food Systems: A panel and networking event

Food Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group

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The Food Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities aims to build and foster a network of food studies scholars from the UCalgary community and beyond. Working across disciplines, we promote critical scholarship from the broad area of food studies.

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Ups & Downs of Sustainable & Just Food Systems: A panel and networking event

Join an interactive event about the achievements and challenges of action towards sustainable and just food systems in Calgary.

The event will include a panel discussion featuring Syma Habib, Heather Ramshaw and Dennis Scanlan who will share their insights and experiences. Following the panel discussion, there will be opportunities for open dialogue, networking, and collaboration among attendees.

This event is hosted by the University of Calgary’s Food Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to by May 24th so we can estimate catering numbers


Friday, May 31st, 2024 from 03:00-06:00 PM (MST)


In-person meeting (further information upon registration)

Presenter(s) Bio:

Heather Ramshaw is currently the Food Hub Coordinator at the University of Calgary. Through years of food systems work and farming, her focus has always remained on community, and connecting folks with their food. Born out of a love for the environment, community building and tasty eats, Heather’s passion goes beyond her work as an avid home gardener, lead of her neighbourhood garden club, and co-founding member of the Calgary Seed Library. She believes food is the meaning of life, and that cabbages are highly underrated.

Syma Habib works on food systems and probably has since she was a little girl and stubbornly declared to her father that yes she could grow vegetables on that sandy plot of dirt. Since then, she has developed food forests with equity-denied youth and people with disabilities, co-created a community food space in Calgary where people can grow, cook, share and advocate for more just food systems and  redeveloped a national health promotion program that focuses on food and movement to reduce the effects of chronic illness. She is currently working on developing Canada's first food resilience plan at The City of Calgary.

Dennis Scanlan founded SunnyCider, which produces apple cider using apples sourced from Calgary backyards and the Okanagan. He also established Dirtboys, a company that grew food in backyards for markets and restaurants, and created the cooperative YYC Growers and Distributors.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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