2018 Conference

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Final Program is now available! 297-CAFS-L’ACÉA-2018-04-23-Final

Field trip – May 26, 2018

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The 2018 Conference field trip will include a tour of a farm and a tour and tasting at Over the Hill Orchards and Winery.

The bus will depart at 13:00 and be back on campus by 18:00.

The cost of the trip is $35 and can be paid for here, using the PayPal button below.

Field Trip 2018

The Canadian prairies may appear to be all wheat and canola, but there is more
to Saskatchewan than meets the eye. Faced with forces of nature, the harsh
reality of living on the prairies created challenges that were overcome by those
who thrived here for thousands of years. The land and its rich biodiversity
provided all that was needed. Today, many peoples — Indigenous and nonIndigenous — share the land and contribute to diverse food cultures,
communities, food getting, and farming practices. Understanding our history and reflecting on the past can help us to move forward in addressing the painful
legacy of colonialism, in establishing a sustainable relationship to the land, and in preserving and enriching our intricate relationships between food and culture.
Food studies are diverse and growing diversities is what we do best. CAFS thrives on a range of differences – academic disciplines, cultures, narratives, policy, methods, diets – which keep CAFS members coming back together, to learn and explore new paths with old friends while embracing new paths and friends. We welcome a diverse array of submissions to expand our thinking and grow our minds.

Submissions have been assessed and the conference program is coming soon!

Should you have any questions please contact cafsadmin @ foodstudies.ca .


Research Award for Excellence in Food Studies

The purpose of this award is to recognize CAFS members who have made research contributions that have had a substantial impact in programs and policies affecting the food system, through their work in universities, colleges, government agencies, NGOs, consultancies, etc. To nominate someone, please submit the following:

  • a cover letter from the principal nominator(s) that details the nominee’s contributions and makes the case for why the candidate deserves the award
  • the nominee’s current CV
  • two or more letters of support(at least one from a CAFS member)
  • selected publications, student or peer evaluations, and/or other professionally relevant materials (optional)
Student Paper Award in Food Studies

Launched in 2011, this award was created to recognize scholarly excellence and encourage participation by undergraduate and graduate students. The award includes a $200 prize, a one-year CAFS membership, complimentary conference registration, and a banquet ticket for the CAFS conference.

Send nominations for both the Research and Student Paper awards to CafsAdmin @ foodstudies.ca. Nomination emails will be forwarded to the Awards Committee Chair.

Submission deadline: Is now passed

Notification of awards: April 17, 2018

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