Food Environments in Canada: Symposium and Workshop

Last Updated: September 16, 2015

Rachel Engler-Stringer, PhD (Co-Principal Investigator)
Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Co-Investigator)

Many researchers have voiced the need for more Canadian-specific discussions of food environments. In response, the Food Environments in Canada: Symposium and Workshop was held in Saskatoon from May 21 to 23, 2015 as a forum for these discussions to happen in the hopes of leading to new collaborations and initiatives. The event offered opportunities for discussions, poster presentations and workshop breakout groups, and attracted researchers from across the country as well as keynote speaker Steven Cummins from the UK.

Goals / Outcomes: The goal of this symposium and methodological workshop was to bring together researchers, students, and practitioners to discuss completed and on-going studies along with the distinct strengths and challenges of Canadian food environments research, and to strategize for how to move this research forward in the future. Coverage of the event can be found on our kidSKAN website.

Funders: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Research Connections Program; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Health Canada; Saskatchewan Pulse Growers; University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine; University of Saskatchewan Office of the Vice-President Research; Community Health and Epidemiology Aboriginal health knowledge translation fund