(YELLOWKNIFE) Monday, June 6 , 2016 – Demand for local food is growing, and along with it, consumer interest. Learn about the challenges of food sustainability in a rapidly growing world at the next Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on June 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building.
Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, will speak on “Food Systems Innovation in the NWT and Beyond”. As the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Blay-Palmer’s research and teaching combine her passions for community viability, green economic development, food systems and citizen engagement both in Canada and in the international community.
There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation. Media and the public are welcome. The proceedings will be webcast via the Legislative Assembly website: www.assembly.gov.nt.ca
Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond. Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by the many GNWT employees – often with collaborating partners – who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.
For more information, please contact:Vera Raschke, Legislative Librarian Legislative Assembly of the NWT P: 867-767-9132, ext. 12056 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784 F: 867-873-0207 E: email@example.com