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Food Security: Canadian and Global Perspectives - CBC Ideas Live Taping

Friday October 27, 2017

7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Due to live taping, doors will close at 7:00 p.m.)

War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph

As part of the Canada 150 Symposium: Reflect and Envision, the Arrell Food Institute will host an evening of discussion on food security, moderated by Paul Kennedy from CBC Ideas. The panelist discussions will be recorded live for a future episode of CBC Ideas, to be aired November 16 and 23, 2017.



Food and Agriculture Business Seminar

June 5-6, 2017 at the University of Guelph

The Food Institute developed the Food and Agriculture Business Seminar to bring together a diverse group of current and emerging leadership in the industry to collectively examine trends and issues in today’s global marketplace.

By working together in strategically dynamic groups, participants benefit from each other’s expertise as they critically examine real cases and interact with the executives of the featured businesses in a non-competitive environment.

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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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