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Capital Ideas: Nourishing Debates, Minds, and Bodies; Canadian Association for Food Studies 2015 Conference

Ottawa, Ontario
May 30–June 2, 2015

University of Ottawa

The Canadian Association for Food Studies (CAFS) will host its tenth annual assembly at the 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Founded in 2005, CAFS promotes critical, transdisciplinary scholarship in the broad area of food systems: production, distribution, consumption, and waste management. CAFS members are drawn from an array of disciplines including adult education, agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, health studies, home economics, human nutrition, geography, literature, psychology, philosophy, policy studies, public health, rural studies, sociology, social work and urban planning. CAFS membership is open to academics, students, policy makers, community workers, professionals, practitioners, and others interested in food studies research. CAFS recognizes the need for transdisciplinary research on food issues both within and outside of academia in response to societal needs.

The conference is an opportunity to share knowledge in a number of domain areas such as: informing and critiquing policy, assessing and mobilizing the outcomes of community-based work, and demonstrating the health, social, economic, political, cultural, spiritual and environmental impacts of food systems.

This year’s Congress theme of "capital ideas" presents an opportunity to critically examine what it means to meet in a place where decisions are made that affect the life of Canadians. Central among these ideas is our relationship with food in this place we call Ottawa, Canada/Kanata. CAFS is pleased to announce that this year’s keynote address will be given by Jim Daschuk, author of “Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life.”

For more information or to register, please visit http://cafs.landfood.ubc.ca/en/?page_id=876.