Community Service Learning

In Winter 2023, students in my course Food, Culture and Society (SOC 2110) participated in community-engaged learning through a partnership with the LUSU Food Resource Centre (FRC) ( Students worked in small groups to plan projects including a free breakfast, a bake sale to raise money for the FRC, participated in the Multicultural Food Festival, created Instagram posts to inspire students to cook healthy and low cost meals, and undertook advocacy work in the community to raise awareness of the serious issue of post-secondary student food insecurity on our campus. 
In Winter 2020, my course Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities (SOC 4013) was a community-based learning opportunity for students to work with the Good Food Box Program (, run by the Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre. In addition to assisting with packing boxes, students were able to learn about the program and work on group projects designed to address the needs of the program.
In Winter 2019, I taught Food, Gender & Health (SOC 3115) and my graduate seminar Gender, Health & Food Justice (SOC 5116) in a kitchen 'lab' at Roots to Harvest ( Each week, in addition to our course readings, we cooked in class and explored recipes from 'home'. 
In Fall 2017, my class Food Security in Rural and Northern Communities (Soc 4013) partnered with Shelter House (, a local not-for-profit homeless shelter to organize "Humour For Hope: Homelessness in No Joke", a gala evening comedy show fundraiser with comedian Don Kelly.