Food Security and Food Justice in Canada

Code: FOOD1440

Course description

You will study the causes and consequences of urban and rural food insecurity across Canada. Expect to struggle with the tensions between short-term stopgaps (food banks, meal programs, charitable services) and long-term food justice solutions (education, equitable incomes, affordability and accessibility of healthy food). Bring these realities to life by doing research of fieldwork for a food security organization in your region. You will have an opportunity to flesh out the concepts of food security and food justice and apply them to current, on-the-ground food initiatives in Canada. You will be introduced to cutting-edge research and the most current practices. Our aim is to encourage you to consider the concepts of food security and justice in economic, political, social and cultural contexts. You will study local and national food initiatives and will situate those initiatives within global food security debates, movements and practices.

Course details

Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Not all courses are offered each term. Spring 2019 registration opens February 4, 2019. Fall 2019 registration opens July 8, 2019.