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October 27, 2016
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Robert Feagan

Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment

Areas of Expertise: Local food systems: -- including, farmers' markets, CSA, local food maps, etc. Environmental and social activism;

Biography: As a little kid foraging in the woods for puffballs and salamanders, it always seemed odd to me that we had these manicured and tediously tended yards around the house when all the neat stuff was happening 'beyond the lawn'. Needless to say, hindsight…

519.756.8228 ext.5708

Janet McLaughlin

Assistant Professor, Health Studies; Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), WLU (on leave)

Areas of Expertise: migrant farm workers; temporary foreign workers; local food systems; Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program; Temporary Foreign Worker Program; health and safety of migrant workers; health care accessibility; social determinants of health; health equity; occupational health and safety; WSIB

Biography: Janet McLaughlin is an Assistant Professor of Health Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford Campus, and is a Research Associate with the International Migration Research Centre. Her current research projects investigate access to health care…

519-756-8228 (WLU - Brantford) ext.5568

Alison Blay-Palmer

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Sustainable communities; Sustainable food systems; Healthy food systems report card; Local food; Local economic development

Biography: Alison Blay-Palmer ( is an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University where she does research in alternative food systems and sustainable economic development. Her book, ‘Food fears: From industrial to sustainable food systems’,…

519-884-0710 ext.2604

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