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2016 Conference: Scarborough Fare
Global Foodways and Local Foods
in a Transnational City

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PRE-CONFERENCE: JUNE 21, 2016

Conference: June 22 – 26, 2016

Hosted by University of Toronto, Scarborough

Joint conference of the
Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society (AFHVS),
The Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS)
and the Canadian Association for Food Studies

For complete details, visit the conference website.
Questions? Contact: culinaria@utsc.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will host the 2016 joint  conference of the ASFS, AFHVS, and CAFS, the first time the three organizations have met together. The conference theme emphasizes the changing nature of food production, distribution, and consumption as people, goods, foods and culinary and agricultural knowledge move over long distances and across cultural and national borders. The conference will feature cultural events, art exhibits, and a banquet that highlight the diverse communities and cuisines of Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area. Students and emerging scholars in particular are invited to submit proposals for a pre-conference to be held on June 21 and sponsored by CAFS.

 

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2016 CAFS Pre-Conference for Students, Postdocs and Emerging Scholars
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
June 21st 2016
Cost: $30 (lunch and snacks included)

The pre-conference is a full-day event open to all students, postdocs and emerging researchers (including new faculty, sessionals, and community-based researchers). It is a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded peers, build your connections and networks internationally and across disciplines, share your ideas, and gain both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of particular relevance to new researchers. This year’s programming focuses on the challenges of researching in food studies, provides career guidance, and includes opportunities to share research in the format of a poster presentation.

Poster Submissions
The poster session is an opportunity to present a recent research project, paper, or thesis, with a three-minute “elevator pitch” and poster. It is intended to foster interaction and engagement in a casual setting, and to encourage networking and social connection. Deadline for submissions is April 17th, 2016. See the submission form for complete guidelines.

Registration
Click here to register.
Questions? Contact: cafs.preconference@gmail.com.