On Thursday, May 21st this event will kick off with a free public talk at the Roxy Theatre. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Steven Cummins, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
On Friday, May 22nd there will be a full day symposium at Station 20 West with keynote speakers from across Canada.
A half-day methodological workshop will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at Station 20 West.
The goal of this symposium and methodological workshop is to bring together researchers, students and practitioners to discuss completed and on-going studies along with the distinct strengths and challenges of Canadian food environments research, and to strategize for how to move this research forward in the future.
This is particularly important now in this emerging field, as Canadian food environments researchers are finding that data from the US, and to a lesser degree, the UK, are not always relevant to the Canadian context. Many researchers have voiced the need for more Canadian-specific discussions of food environments. This symposium and workshop will provide the time and place for these discussions to happen, leading to new collaborations and initiatives.
We look forward to seeing you at the Food Environments in Canada: Symposium and Workshop May 21-23 in Saskatoon, SK.
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