Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Research

Example

Food Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group

This research group inspects current ways of producing, processing, distributing, and consuming food; and how they relate to overarching issues such as global economic integration, immigration, language and culture, welfare state transformation, and the environmental crisis or the crisis of care work. This working group is a first step towards building and consolidating an interdisciplinary group of food scholars at the University of Calgary. Learn more

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Simpson School of Agriculture at the School of Public Policy

The new School of Agriculture offers community education on food security, public policy, agriculture, agricultural policy, environmental policy and intergovernmental relations. They focus on the numerous social and economic factors that facilitate the success of Canadian agri-food and agri-business. Learn more


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Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

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Professor Shows How Waste Products Can Solve Food Scarcity

Sustainability Studies Professor Dr. Tatenda Mambo teaches students that extracting value from waste items could be a valuable solution in tackling global food security challenges. Learn more.

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Start-Up Program Launches Agriculture Stream

Calgary-based Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) - Rockies are launching CDL Ag, a new stream designed to help grow seed-stage science and technology-based start-ups in the agriculture and food space. The program will offer companies a chance to work with world-class scientists, economists, experienced entrepreneurs and business students, through an objective-based process, with the goal of commercializing and scaling their enterprises. Learn more.

Campus and Community Impact

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Local

Calgarians isolated by COVID- 19 were grateful for free, student-led grocery delivery service from UCalgary students and community members who wanted to make a difference for seniors and at-risk residents who are stuck at home.

The Arctic Institute of North America

National

The Arctic Institute of North America and external partners are implementing a food security intervention project where they are using a containerized hydroponic system and complementary renewable energy system to grow fresh produce in rural northern communities.

Public Policy

International

A virtual seminar hosted by the School of Public Policy explored the effects COVID-19 has on agri-food supply chains and the critical policy solutions that will be required to help the sector rebound.