Other events in Guelph

The Power of Place

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6:00 pm Starts 6:30 pm Ends 8:00 pm
Brothers Brewing, 15 Wyndham St. N., Unit A, Guelph, ON,
N1H 4E5
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Grab a beer and discuss about power of food and scientists 

“The best scientists are the people that’s out there”: Inuit-led, place-based climate change adaptation in Northern Canada

Alex Sawatzky (Visual Communications Lead, Climate Change & Global Health Research Group, University of Alberta School of Public Health)
Amidst unprecedented climate change, understanding relationships among people and their surrounding environments can help clarify place-based priorities for adaptation. In this talk, I’ll share examples of Inuit-led climate change adaptation in Northern Canada that is grounded in Inuit values, knowledges, and sciences. Together, we’ll think critically about where—and by whom—knowledge for place-based adaptation is produced and used.
And, we’ll explore the biggest question of all: what does it mean to be a “scientist”?

“A sustainable food system in five words”

Philip Loring (Arrell Chair in Food, Policy, and Society, and Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Guelph)
What makes for a sustainable food system? Is it local or global? Industrial or organic? Vegan or keto? In this talk, I take the audience through the concept of a sustainable food system using just five words as a guide for moving past unhelpful, either-or propositions in favor of encouraging a dialogue that focuses on place, empowerment, win-win scenarios, and social justice.