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U of G Celebrating Food Day Canada


As Canada’s food university, the University of Guelph is shining a light on all the ways we are supporting and improving Canada’s food systems in celebration of Food Day Canada on July 30, 2022.

Continue reading for some of the stories, news and updates that University of Guelph students, faculty, researchers and staff have been a part of this year that support food and food systems. Together, we are creating better ingredients, supporting producers and feeding communities.

The Story of Food Day Canada

Food Day Canada is a celebration of Canadian food. It is an opportunity to support chefs, farmers, fishers and producers, and to celebrate the culinary diversity of Canadian food. It was founded by Anita Stewart who was a passionate advocate for Canadian cuisine and the University of Guelph’s food laureate. Every year, people who love Canadian ingredients participate in Food Day Canada by hosting backyard barbecues and picnics and sharing their enjoyment of Canadian food online.

Learn more about Food Day Canada
Learn more about Food Day Canada

Learn to cook with Millenium Asparagus, cultivated by U of G’s Dr. Dave Wolyn:

@uofgresearch Welcome to our new series, #FridayNightDinner! We’re having Millenium Asparagus cultivated by Dr. Dave Wolyn #foodtiktok #food #UofGResearch #fyp ♬ original sound – U of G Research

Learn to cook with Yukon Gold potatoes, cultivated by U of G’s Gary Johnson:

@uofgresearch Check out what we had for dinner last night — Yukon Gold potatoes cultivated at #UofG! #research #university #cooking #food #recipe #foryou #fyp ♬ Fairy Fountain – Super Guitar Bros

Studying at Canada’s Food University

Interested in being part of Canada’s food story? Come study with us at the University of Guelph!

Programs offered

  • Applied Human Nutrition

  • Crop Science

  • Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Food and Agricultural Business

  • Food Industry Management

  • Food Science

  • Honours Agriculture

  • Horticulture

  • Nutritional & Nutraceutical Sciences

  • One Health

  • Plant Science

  • Restaurant and Food Service Management

Anita Stewart Memorial Food Laboratory

The Anita Stewart Memorial Food Laboratory at the University of Guelph is a teaching culinary studio that inspires students, researchers, food professionals, and eaters to learn about food. As part of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, the facility teaches University of Guelph nutrition and hospitality students about food preparation, safety and culture. It also acts as an event space to showcase food experts, share knowledge and create conversations around food.

One of these events is Deep Dish Dialogues – a monthly series that showcases chefs and food experts and dives into impactful subjects. The most recent episode of Deep Dish Dialogues features Chef Joseph Shawana, Indigenous chef and educator.

Watch other Deep Dish Dialogues episodes
Watch other Deep Dish Dialogues episodes


Researchers at the University of Guelph have invaluable insight into Canada’s food systems. U of G experts specialize in areas such as:

  • Agriculture

  • Human nutrition

  • Food sciences

  • Livestock, aquaculture and alternatives

  • Business of food

  • Food safety