CSIFNS Upcoming Seminar- Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dear CSIFNS Members and Subscribers,

Food Science & Quality Assurance committee is pleased to present the following seminar on Sunday Feb 11, 2018.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm:  Registration and Networking
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: “A national food policy for Canada”  Dr. Mustafa Koç, PhD,
Professor at the department of sociology at Ryerson University.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: event close up and networking

Please note that the Seminar will be presenting in English

Committee room No. 3, North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario,  M2N 5W4
For further information please visit < www.csifns.ca > or contact < info@csifns.ca >


Presentation Abstract:

The federal government in Canada is developing a national food policy for Canada. Integrating economic, environmental, health/nutrition and food security priorities, this is an important step forward in terms of addressing concerns with the problems within the industrial food system.  In his presentation Prof. KocI will examine food security concerns in Canada and provide a brief review of civil society struggles for food system reform since the 1970s.

Dr. Mustafa Koc Biography:

Mustafa Koc is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. He received his BA at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, MA at University of Waterloo and PhD at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests involve food studies, food security, food policy, globalization and sociology of migration. He was among the founders of the Centre for Studies in Food Security, Food Secure Canada, and the Canadian Association for Food Studies. He has also been involved in various national and global debates on globalization, social change and development, food security, and peace. He has various publications on sociology of agriculture and food, social change and development, and immigration, including For Hunger-proof Cities (1999), Working Together (2001), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies (2008), Küresel Gıda Düzeni: Kriz Derinleşirken and Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (2012 & 2017). Mustafa has been the recipient of the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement award, Canadian Association for Food Studies, 2017; Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Volunteer Service Award, 2017; Ryerson Faculty Association’s Career Achievement Award, 2016 and the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, Ryerson University, 2014.







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