Unlocking the Potential Towards Healthy Food Systems

May 18, 2022 to May 18, 2022

Part of McGill’s Global Health Week Program

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Venue: McGill Centennial Center Ballroom, MacDonald Campus (21111 Lakeshore Road)

Format: In-person and online (hybrid), open to the public

Event Description:

  • McGill’s Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) in affiliation with McGill’s Global Health Community is organizing a mini-symposium as part of Global Health Week. The theme is “Unlocking the Potential Towards Healthy Food Systems” to stimulate collaboration for the synthesis of affordable and effective strategies towards the improvement of food system’s sustainable practices, based on tracking the social, economic, and environmental drivers for global health and well-being. This event will encourage alliances among different affiliates to create collaborative solutions for top issues spanning humanitarian crisis, colonization, climate change, health inequalities, socio-economic disparities, poor governance and unaffordability of nutritious food supply.


  • Maureen Rose, Senior Faculty Lecturer, School of Human Nutrition, McGill University
  • Colleen Thorpe, Executive Director, Equiterre
  • Richard Veenstra, Executive Director, Mission Inclusion
  • Donald Smith, Distinguished James McGill Professor, Department of Plant Science, McGill University
  • Moderator: Dr. Patrick Cortbaoui, Managing Director, Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security