Community Service Learning

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.