During our workstream meetings, we receive input from and collaborate with organizations and individuals on how to meet our Smart Cities Goals. During a workstream reflection, Melanie, Director, CBaSE at the University of Guelph, describes how it promotes a circular food economy:
- Students from the University have worked with community clients through the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise to help them explore food insecurity issues.
- Startups from the Hub Incubator have explored systems, processes and solutions to help innovate the food value chain.
- Faculty are researching sustainable business practices and community engagement strategies to help recognize and address food accessibility issues.
- The Sandbox program is a collaborative program run in partnership between the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise and the Community Engagement Scholarship Institute (CESI) at the University and has worked with community partners to help address community gaps, issues and challenges related to food security.
We’re proud that a university at the global forefront of food issues is involved!