Emily Robinson | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Emily Robinson

Food Education Manager & Academic Advisor
School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management
Phone number: 
ext. 58710
Macdonald Stewart Hall (MACS), 206

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Emily grew up with a passion for food and hospitality, and followed these interests by pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in hotel in food. Through her undergraduate degree and industry experience, Emily grew concerned for the sustainability of the foodservice industry from an environmental, social, and economic perspective. She chose to continue her education and pursue a Master of Science degree to conduct her own research in foodservice sustainability. Over the past seven years, Emily has expanded her knowledge of the foodservice industry through multiple jobs in the foodservice sector including a year-long coop placement at the Four Seasons Resorts and Residences in Whistler, BC, and working for Relais and Chateau property Langdon Hall. She has also furthered her understanding of environmental stewardship through a 2-year presidency of the environmental educational outreach program, my world, my choice!, and the organization of a multi-school food system sustainability conference. In her Masters degree, Emily has worked on multiple papers in various stages of publication exploring the impact of COVID-19 on foodservice sustainability initiatives, food waste in long-term care homes, and the difference between intention and application of sustainability initiatives in foodservice. Her thesis research is regarding the reduction of single-use plastics in the back-of-house of Canadian restaurants. She has also taken on teaching assistantships and a sessional lecturer position prior to her current position as food education manager. 

Master of Science, Tourism and Hospitality, September 2020-Present, Lang School of Business, UofG

Bachelor of Commerce, Coop, Major Hotel and Food Administration, September 2015-April 2020, Lang School of Business, UofG

Kostuch Media Top 30 Under 30, 2020

OMAFRA Highly Qualified Personnel Scholarship, 2020-2022

Bachelor of Commerce Leadership Award, 2020

President of the Year, Lang, 2020

Dorothy Shantz Memorial Scholarship, 2020

Frank Hughes Memorial Scholarship, 2019

G.H. Mann Scholarship, 2019

Foodservice sustainability