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Internationally renowned experts discuss the strengths, challenges and opportunities for conservation in Canada

As our demands on rural landscapes intensify, our climate changes and our concern for the natural environment grows, the need for innovative ways to address current and emerging environmental issues is critical. Sharing knowledge and promoting conversations around conservation in Canada is an integral part of contemporary and inclusive Environmental Governance.

Conflict and climate change lead to rise in global hunger

Evan FraserGlobal hunger has dropped each year between 2005 and 2016 and development officials were considering that we could be on our way to eradicating hunger. However, this year showed a 4.5 per cent increase in those experiencing daily hunger, which is an increase of 38 million people. The increase is because of conflict and climate change. 

Access to "ethical" food often available only to the wealthy, study finds

The benefits of buying "ethical" food at farmer's markets and organic grocers often comes at the expense of equal access, according to a new study at the University of Guelph.  Professor and Director of the Arrell Food Institute, Evan Fraser, and researcher Kelly Hodgins highlight a paradox within the "ethical eating" movement. There are several reasons that prevent lower-income people from accessing these foods, ranging from higher prices, to social stigma, to geography.  

SSHRC's Top 25 Storytellers - CSAHS PhD candidate Abhilash Kantamneni

Photo of Abhilash KantamneniSSHRC’s Storytellers contest challenges postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better.  This year, CSAHS PhD candidate in Geography, Abhilash (Abhi) Kantamneni made the top 25 Storytellers list. Abhi partners with communities to research the governance and diffusion of energy transitions.

Debating the Pros and Cons of Guelph being a 100% Renewable Energy City

CSAHS Geography professor, Dr. Kirby Calvert was a part of the debate of whether Guelph should be a 100% renewable energy city Friday night.  The event was organized by eMERGE Guelph and the University's Community Engaged Scholarship Institute at St. Georges Church hall.   

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