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Arrell Food Summit

The Arrell Food Summit is an opportunity to celebrate innovation in agriculture and food through dynamic speakers and deserving laureates of the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards.

The Summit will take place in Guelph, Ontario at the University of Guelph on May 22 and 23, before a final day in Toronto, Ontario.

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Alternative Proteins - Opportunity or Threat?

March 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

OAC Centennial Arboretum, University of Guelph


Hosted by the Livestock  Research Innovation Corporation, this event will examine how laboratory grown and plant based alternative proteins may impact livestock production in the future.


Food Evolution Documentary Screening

Monday, March 19, 2018

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Thornbrough Building, Room 1200, University of Guelph


Several student groups at the University of Guelph have collaborated to host a screening of Food Evolution. This documentary, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, covers the insights of individuals from all around the world on the controversial use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

This screening and discussion is one of many events happening during the University of Guelph’s Sustainability Week, and has been made possible through a collaboration by the Student Federation of OAC, the UoG Sustainability Office, Universities Fighting World Hunger, Feeding 9 Billion, and Food Talk Guelph


Guelph Talks Food

Presented by the Food Institute of the University of Guelph in conjunction with annual Canadian Science Writers’ Conference.
Guelph Talks Food featured 7 carefully-selected researchers who presented high-energy short-format talks about their innovative work in agriculture and food. Guelph Talks Food is an event designed to share some of the University of Guelph’s most cutting-edge research advancing healthy, productive, and competitive Canadian agriculture and food systems.
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Feeding 9 Billion Challenge

If you are interested in hosting a Feeding 9 Billion Challenge at your university or college, we have the resources to support you!

Please contact Kelly Hodgins, Program Coordinator, for more information

Feeding 9 Billion Challenge 2014 (Food Waste Hackathon)

Feeding 9 Billion Challenge 2015 (Pan-Canada Challenge)

Ideas Congress (ICON) Course

Ideas Congress (ICON) is the exciting new course that complements the Feeding 9 Billion Challenge. After creating their idea for their project during Challenge Weekend, students enroll in ICON, using that as an incubative space to develop their food-security project. Learn more about ICON at

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