New College Alumni Speaker Series

A Look at Food Insecurity

Community Leaders focus on Barriers to Food Access

Tuesday, February 4 2020, 6:00-8:00PM

Room 1017, Wilson Hall, New College

Join us at New College’s annual Alumni Speaker Series in our first event of 2020. Three speakers will discuss the problem of food insecurity in Canada including an exploration of the nature of the issue and the impacts including the relationship to health, communities most vulnerable to food insecurity and the intersection with race, and community leadership in fostering food access and food justice through urban agriculture. Develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing our city through this discussion.



All are welcome! Contact the New College Alumni Relations Office at or 416-978-8273.



Leslie Campbell Headshot


Leslie Campbell

Director of Programs, FoodShare Toronto with local and global experience and advocate for income-based solutions to food insecurity






Leticia Deawuo Headshot


Leticia Deawuo 

Director of Black Creek Community Farm and leading social activist, community resident and organizer in the Jane-Finch Community and across Toronto






Valerie Tarasuk, PhD headshot


Valerie Tarasuk, PhD

Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Student Affairs, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Principal Investigator at PROOF Food Insecurity Policy Research