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.
Creating Better Ingredients
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
Canada’s Food University
Our rich history and ongoing commitment to improve life through food makes the University of Guelph Canada’s Food University. Learn more about our initiatives and partnerships that are turning knowledge into action.
Studying at Canada’s Food University
Interested in being part of Canada’s food story? Come study with us at the University of Guelph!
Applied Human Nutrition
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Food and Agricultural Business
Food Industry Management
Nutritional & Nutraceutical Sciences
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.
Researchers at the University of Guelph have invaluable insight into Canada’s food systems. U of G experts specialize in areas such as:
Livestock, aquaculture and alternatives
Business of food