PhD candidate Anelyse Weiler recently co-authored “Strengthening Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Northern Canada through North-South Exchanges”, a funding report for the Trudeau Foundation, with Sophia Murphy, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.
The report discussed the Foundation’s targeted areas of inquiry initiative, and focused on increasing the role of Northern communities in food policy related decisions at the national level. Areas in Northern Canada have some of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, and often have to spend over half their monthly incomes on food alone due to price inflation and scarce supplies of products.
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation funds social science and humanities research in Canada to promote more informed decision making among public policy leaders. Their targeted areas of inquiry initiative encourages further research in three areas that represent major issues within communities and are crucial to the development of Canadian society: diversity, pluralism and the future of citizenship, water, energy and food security, and Indigenous relations in Canada. Anelyse is currently conducting the research for her dissertation and is a Trudeau Fellow focusing on justice for migrant farm workers. Her dissertation is entitled, The Periphery in the Core: Investigating Migration, Agrarian Citizenship and Metabolic Rift Through a Case Study of the Apple.
The full report can be read here.