Stop Hunger - 10th Annual Summit

Pushing Towards the Next Decade

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Ending hunger in our lifetimes

The 10th Annual Summit of "Universities Fighting World Hunger" will be held in Guelph, Ontario, Canada on 20-22nd February 2015. Guelph is situated close to Toronto.

Now is the time to review our successes and challenges and to look forward to the next decade of achievement. Therefore, the theme for the Summit is "Pushing towards the next decade".

Check out the program, the process for registration and the opportunities for sponsorship.

Hope to see you in Guelph

Alastair Summerlee
(Co-ordinator 10th Annual Summit)

UPDATED Program... January 30th, 2015

Friday 20th February 2015

1:00 – 7:00 pm (Atrium Rozanski Hall)

  • Arrival and registration

4:00 – 6:00 pm (Rozanksi Hall)

  • Welcome by the President of the University of Guelph
    • Dr. F. Vaccarino
  • Dialogue on the future challenges for worldwide food security
    • Panel discussion on food security (Moderator AJS Summerlee)
      • Mr. Ajay Markanday (Food & Agriculture Organization, United Nations)
      • Dr. Brady Deaton Jnr (Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph)
      • Ms. Katharine Schmidt (Executive Director, Food Banks Canada)
      • Dr. Brady Deaton Snr (Chancellor Emeritus, Missouri University)
      • Dr. Syvlain Charlebois (College of Business & Economics, Guelph)

6:00 – 7:00 pm (Brass Taps, University Centre)

  • Networking session

7:30 – 9:30 pm (Creelman Hall)

  • Reception and Welcome Dinner
    • Celebration of 10 years of UFWH
    • Dinner includes celebration of local foods at Guelph

Saturday 21st February 2015

7:00 – 8:00 am (Atrium Rozanksi Hall)

  • Breakfast
    • Networking session for participants to talk about their initiatives

8:30 – 10:00 am (Rozanksi Hall)

  • Opening Keynote address Introduction Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, Ontario)
    • Alex Moore (DC Kitchens, Washington DC)

10:00 – 10:30 am (Atrium Rozanksi Hall)

  • Coffee break
    • Opportunity to engage with posters providing information about different activity groups

10:30 -12:00 noon (Rozanksi Hall)

  • Panel sessions (simultaneous sessions)
    • The role of the business community (Moderator: Dean R. Gordon, Guelph)
      • Mr. Steve Dauphin (Kirchner Group, AL)
      • Mr. Isaac McNary (Outreach, IA)
      • Dean Julia Christensen-Hughes (University of Guelph)
      • Marta Haley (Elanco, Canada)
    • The role of academia (Moderator: Dr. J. Livernois, Guelph)
      • Dr. Dan Gillis (University of Guelph)
      • Dr. Cheryl Kiser (Babson College, Boston)
      • Dr. Melissa Barnes (North Carolina State University, NC)
      • Dr. Sally Humphries (University of Guelph)
    • The role of the education (Moderator: Dr. A Mason, Kansas State)
      • Sally Armstrong (Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author)
      • Anita Abraham (Executive Director, Meal Exchange)
      • Nadia Laurinci (Thought for Food)
      • Corin Blanchard (FeedGood)
      • Dan Silverstein (Journalist and capital market advisor, NYC)
    • The role of local initiatives (Moderator: Ms. B. Whiteside, Guelph)
      • Dr. Barbara Murphy (University of Maine)
      • Dr. Harriet Giles (Auburn University)
      • Ms. Brittany Skelton (CSA Local Affairs Commissioner, Guelph)
      • Ms. Rebecca Middleton (Alliance to End Hunger, Washington DC)
    • The role of students (Moderator: Mike Ridley, Guelph)
      • Erin Lenhardt (Kirchner Food Fellow, Booth School, Chicago)
      • Erin Ponsonby (Thought for Food, US)
      • Adam Little (Hunger Solutions Institute Fellow, Guelph)
      • Meredith Hall (Committee of 19, Auburn)
      • Amanda Dango (North Carolina State University, NC)

12:30 – 1:30 pm (Moderator: Ms. B. Abramowicz, UNC)

  • Networking lunch (Peter Clark Hall, University Centre)
    • Facilitated discussion on the ideas for the future

1:30 – 2:30 pm (Rozanski Hall)

  • The Push Agreement
    • Show-case the “PUSH” Initiative – a joint effort by campuses across North America to advocate for action against hunger and poverty
      • June Henton, Dean of the College of Human Sciences (Auburn University)
      • Paula Hunker, Director of Strategy and Policy, Hunger Solutions Institute
      • Sara Rains, PUSH Secretariat student coordinator
    • An interactive session to explain the historic PUSH agreement and the proposed actions of the initiative
    • An invitation for university campuses to unite in the fight against hunger

2:30 – 3:00 pm (Atrium Rozanski Hall)

  • Tea break
    • Interactive session with posters

3:00 – 4:30 pm (Rozanski Hall)

  • Keynote address (Introduction: Dr. R. Dhalla, Guelph)
    • Gavin Armstrong  - inspiring action against hidden hungerthe Lucky Iron Fish

5:00 – 6:00 pm (Rozanski Hall, Brass Taps and the Bullring)

  • Simultaneous sessions
    • Informal networking sessions
    • Group meeting for people interested in running State/Community Hunger Dialogues
      • Advice from the experts on how to set up a Dialogue
      • Support networks
      • Barriers and challenges

6:30 – 7:30 pm (Creelman Hall)

  • Summit Reception

7:30 – 10:00pm

  • Clinton Dinner and Clinton Leadership Award 2015 (Stop Hunger Now & CSLEPS)
    • Celebration of the past winners of the Clinton Leadership Award – where are they now – stories to inspire action
    • Presentation of the 2015 Award winner

Sunday 22nd February 2015

8:00 – 9:00 am (Atrium Rozanski Hall)

  • Breakfast
    • Presentations session

9:00 – 10:30 am (Rozanski Hall)

  • Keynote address (Introduction: Mr. Ryan O’Donnell)
    • Ms. Julie Marshall, Canadian Spokesperson, World Food Programme

10:30 – 11:00 am (Atrium Rozanski Hall)

  • Coffee break
    • Opportunity to engage with posters providing information about different activity groups

11:00 – 12:00 noon  (Rozanski Hall)

  • Making a difference  (Moderator: Dr. M. Jackson, Wildhearts, Scotland)
    • Ms. Joyce Owusu-Dabo, Sinapia, Ghana
    • The critical role of empowering women to make change

12:00 – 1:00 pm (Rozanski Hall)

  • Pledge session (Moderator: Alastair Summerlee, University of Guelph)
    • What are you going to do to make a difference in the coming year?

Summit Close at 1pm (packed lunches available from Atrium Rozanski Hall)

Contact Information

Alastair Summerlee
UFWH Summit Convenor
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1