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Community Partnership Projects 2019-2020

Each year Arrell Scholars and their HQP peers are paired with an organization or business to build new skills through experiential learning.

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Canada is falling behind when it could be an agri-superpower

If we are all to live on this hot and crowded planet, our food and farming systems need to protect biodiversity and be carbon neutral, writes our director Evan Fraser

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Lessons for the Food System: Experts reflect on the pandemic’s impact

Four University of Guelph experts weighed in on how the Canadian food system has been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons actors in the food system can take away from these experiences.

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FeedBack Blogs: Scholar reflections

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FeedBack: Creativity wins in Guelph’s food waste reduction

A graduate team examine the paradox of food waste and food security locally.

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FeedBack: Discovering a bigger impact for the agri-food system

Michelle Thompson is an Food from Thought research assistant and a Masters student in Plant Agriculture with Dr. Manish Raizada. Michelle shares her personal perspective on the cohort experience and reflects on how the work has impacted her research program.

Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Victoria Lesy, Matt Orton, Nicole Unterlander, and Abigail Van Reisen

FeedBack: Resilience in Agricultural Diversity

This interdisciplinary team decided climate change in agriculture needed more attention and banded together with the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario to help raise awareness about the topic.

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