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U of M re-envisioning food systems on campus

By Katy MacKinnon
October 21, 2013

The Campus Food Systems Project wants to change the approach to food consumption and food services on campus. The U of M was selected in 2012 along with eight other pilot universities for the project, which is aimed at enhancing the student food movement across Canada and increasing the amount of local and sustainable food on campuses.

Sarah Archibald and Caitlin Colson, national co-ordinators of the Campus Food Systems Project, spoke to the Manitoban about the history and goals of the venture.

Campuses drive local food purchasing: survey

By Colleen Kimmett
October 10, 2013

Colleges and universities are driving local food procurement in the public sphere, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is the first of its kind to look at local food purchasing by public institutions across Canada. In total, 239 representatives from colleges and universities, public schools and health care facilities responded.

ARAMARK and Trent University Celebrate Local Food Day

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, Sept. 30, 2013 - During Canada's National Organic Week (September 21-28), ARAMARK Canada and Trent University celebrated Local Food Day with a new partner and organic offerings. In partnership with Yorkshire Valley Farms -- a local Peterborough-based producer of organic free range poultry -- students, faculty and staff were recently treated to a sustainable feast in the Peter Robinson Dining Hall.

Food strategy group to hold campus-wide event Sept. 24

By Andrew Martel
September 18, 2013

A group on campus wants to get College Hill talking about their food.

The UNB/STU Campus Food Strategy Group and the Fredericton Community Kitchen are hosting a campus-wide event on Sept. 24 to get students interested in food issues and security and expand their membership.

3rd Edition Of UNBC Farmers Market Begins (VIDEO)

By Tony Chahal
September 10, 2013

The UNBC Farmers Market was launched today. The weather could not have been more ideal to start UNBC’s third annual Farmers Market. The fact it falls during Farmer Appreciation Week is also noted. Each year, the market at UNBC gets a bit bigger and it has become a much anticipated feature on the campus.

StFX students talk food strategies at summit

By Richard MacKenzie
September 10, 2013

Five StFX students were amongst those taking part in last month’s (Aug. 16 to 18) National Student Food Summit, organized by Meal Exchange, in Toronto.

The theme of the summit was Cultivating Change on Campus and it highlighted innovative student work being done on campuses.

Amongst the X students taking part was Rebecca McEvoy who is part of the university’s campus food strategy group. She was joined by two other members of the group as well as a delegate from the student food resource centre and student union.

CapU student heads to food summit

By Anne Watson / North Shore News
August 16, 2013 12:00 AM

CAMPUS food and sustainable practices is on the table for discussion at this year's National Student Food Summit in Toronto for one Capilano University student.

The summit, which takes place from Aug. 16 to 18 at the University of Toronto, is meant to encourage students and youth from across Canada to take part in campus-related food issues. The event includes speakers with a variety of backgrounds as well as sessions on everything from strengthening the Canadian food movement to going green with food.

Student summit showcases sustainable solutions

By Charlene Evelyn
August 15, 2013

University of Northern B.C. students have front-row seats to campus food policy innovation.

This weekend, two student co-ordinators with the school's Campus Food Strategy Group are in Toronto to meet with other like-minded post-secondary food champions at the 10th annual National Student Food Summit.

University of Northern British Columbia Celebrates Foods Week

By Sarah Archibald
April 30, 2013

A few weeks ago, students and community members joined together to battle out the title for top chef at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Though the evening was truly competitive and intense, the event was part of a celebratory Foods Week.

University students want to nurture better nutrition on city campuses

September 26, 2012

Two University of New Brunswick students hope their involvement with a national group advocating for locally grown food on university campuses will make a difference in the cafeterias at UNB and St. Thomas University.

Roxana Suchorolski and Hannah Cusack, coordinators of the Fredericton campus food strategy group, said the organization's goal is to start a conversation about the future of food on campus.

To do that, the group held a kickoff event recently at the Grad House on UNB campus.