Alison Blay-Palmer

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Professor Faculty of Arts Geography and Environmental Studies Waterloo, Ontario ablaypalmer@wlu.ca Office: (519) 226-3070

Bio/Research

Alison Blay-Palmer is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and a professor in geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and teaching combine her passions for sustainable food systems and community viability through civil society en...

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Bio/Research

Alison Blay-Palmer is the founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and a professor in geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and teaching combine her passions for sustainable food systems and community viability through civil society engagement, and innovative governance. Blay-Palmer collaborates with academics and practitioners across Canada and internationally, including partners in Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. This work gained national recognition in both 2012 and 2019 when her partnership was one of three nominees for a national SSHRC Partnership Impact Award.

Current projects with partners and students include: city-region food systems, Climate Resilience with the Resources Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; food security, health and climate change in the Northwest Territories; exploring urban agriculture through an intersectional feminist lens in Quito Ecuador; and the Bee City movement in Canada.

The main focus of my community-defined research is on supporting and building more sustainable food communities to foster community capacity. The goal is to use food as an active lever to address diet-related health challenges, climate change and biodiversity loss.


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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

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Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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