UVic food issues public forum Oct. 14

You've probably heard the term "food security," but what exactly does it mean? Find out at the UVic food forum on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bob Wright Centre, room B150.

The free event is hosted by the Office of Community-Based Research (OCBR) and Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability. It will provide information about the wide range and extent of UVic sustainable food initiatives already under way and how to plug into them, and explore UVic's possible future roles–in operations, research and teaching, and community engagement.

"This event is part of an initiative by the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability and our office to support the development of campus food sustainability," says OCBR Director John Lutz.

Dr. Aleck Ostry, Canada Research Chair in the Social Determinants of Community Health, and UVic geography professor, will provide opening remarks.

A panel discussion chaired by Dr. Peter Keller, dean of social sciences, and a question-and-answer session will follow. Panelists include Ken Babich (Purchasing Services), Neil Connelly (Campus Planning and Sustainability), Deborah Curran (Environmental Law Centre), Linda Geggie (OCBR and CR-FAIR) and Chloe Donatelli and Andrea Zittlau (UVic Sustainability Project).

More info: 250-472-4171, 250-853-3758 or ocbr@uvic.ca

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