Climate Change & Food Systems Evening

Addressing food systems issues are at the core of tackling environmental degradation and our warming planet. Hear organic farmers, Indigenous food sovereignty experts and environmental activists discuss how food can be essential to tackling climate change-one of the most pressing issues of our time. Join Meal Exchange and the 2019 National Student Food Summit delegates for an evening of networking, food and important conversations. The evening will begin with a chance to network and eat, followed by a keynote address from Cheyenne Sundance and a panel discussion.


Cheyenne Sundance, Sundance Harvest

Cheyenne Sundance is an organic urban farmer who has worked in both rural and urban settings where she tended to fields of vegetables, fruit forests and grain. Her farming has always been with a social justice framework since being able to grow your own food is the foundation of independence and liberation, especially for those who are Black, Indigenous and Persons of Colour. Cheyenne provides Toronto with organic and ethically grown produce through a resistance based urban farming organization called Sundance Harvest.

Tabitha Martens, University of Manitoba
Bio coming soon!


Ian Borsuk, Environment Hamilton

Ian Borsuk is the Climate Campaign Coordinator at Environment Hamilton. He has been an environmental activist and organiser for over a decade, and can be found fighting for not just environmental justice but economic and social justice as well across Hamilton. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The Mustard Seed, a member owned grocery store cooperative that has a mandate of expanding accessibility to healthy local food for the community.

Nathalie Vengal, UFCW Canada

Bio coming soon!

Kelsey Carriere, The Food Systems Lab

Bio coming soon!


This event is taking place from 5:30-8:30pm on Thursday, August 15th in Celebration Hall (Togo Salmon Hall) at McMaster University. This space is physically accessible, however please feel free to indicate any accessibility needs upon checkout and one of the event organizers will reach out to ensure needs are met.

Who can attend?

This event is open to everyone! We welcome members of the McMaster and broader GTHA community, as well as students who are unable to attend the full National Student Food Summit.

Evening Agenda:

5:30-6:30: Networking and Dinner

6:30-7pm: Keynote Address

7-8:15pm: Panel Discussion

8:15-8:30pm: Closing


Aug 15 2019


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



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Celebration Hall (TSH), McMaster University
Celebration Hall (TSH), McMaster University

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