The Official Minutes from the Annual General Meeting held on June 1st, 2015 are now available online in the About CAFS section of our website, along with our 2014-2015 Financial Statement. In addition, the Membership section has now been updated to reflect the new membership categories that were adopted unanimously at the AGM. These changes took effect on June 1st, 2015. Further details can be found in the AGM minutes.

Finally, a new Board of Directors was elected this spring and approved at the Annual General Meeting on June 1st . The full list of directors can be downloaded from the About CAFS section of our website.

cafs 10th annual assembly may 30 – june 2, 2015

CAFS’ 2015 conference was a great success! We had 184 delegates attend this year: a record number! Thank you to all who joined us and were involved in making this conference a success.

Thanks in part to the Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences and the University of Ottawa, the conference’s keynote address, “Food and health on the western reserves: The deep roots of indigenous insecurity”, given by Dr. James Daschuk, is available for viewing here.

We are also pleased to announce the 2015 CAFS award winners! Alejandro Rojas received the Award for Excellence in Food Studies Research, in recognition of outstanding research contributions. Sarah Mohan received the Student Paper Award in Food Studies, for her submission, “Institutional Change in Value Chains: Evidence from Tea in Nepal”.

CAFS 2015 Award for Excellence in Food Studies Research Plaque

CAFS 2015 Student Paper Award Plaque