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UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies Launch Event

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo courtesy of the Laurier Center for sustainable Food Systems: Margarita Fernandez

Join us for the launch of the UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies.

Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Alison Blay-Palmer has been named United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies. Led in Canada by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the prestigious UNESCO Chairs program promotes international inter-university cooperation in key priority areas for the agency. The chair program involves more than 781 institutions in 116 countries. It includes relatively few Canadian English-language universities, making Blay-Palmer only the fourth Ontario scholar to participate in the program.

The launch will include remarks from Sébastien Goupil, Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Deborah MacLatchy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University, Jonathan Newman, Vice-President Research, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ann Fitz-Gerald, Director BSIA and Chairholder Blay-Palmer. Remarks will be followed by a reception.

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