About the Global Food Equity Initiative

New College, Equity Studies and the New One: Learning Without Borders program, along with Hart House, the Toronto Food Policy Council, the Centre for Community Partnerships and other partners, are collaborating on the Global Food Equity initiative.

We connect scholars, students and the community through food by developing food-related programming, coordinating with other U of T programs and campus events and liaising with community groups on food issues.

Building on our original food security research practicum, over the next few years we hope to establish a full Global Food Equity stream within our existing Equity Studies major program.

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Global Food Equity – 2016-2017 Activities

April 2017

Food Banks – A Panel Discussion and Book Launch on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6.30PM – 9.00PM.

October 2016

New College co-hosts Resetting the Table – The 2016 Food Secure Canada National Assembly

Resetting the Table conference

Photo Gallery of FSC Assembly Events at New College

Learn More about the Food Secure Canada Assembly


Past Activities

Since 2008, New College has hosted a number of prominent speakers at a variety of Global Food Equity events. Past speakers  include

  • Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Choice, and the Battle for the World’s Food System and The Value of Nothing
  • Helena Norberg-Hodge, author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh and director of the documentary The Economics of Happiness
  • Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives

Read about our more recent activities below: