Below are the upcoming events…
The QFA’s Farm Food Forum - ”The Food We Eat – a panel discussion”
When : Thursday, April 26th, 2012, 19 h 30 to 22 h 00
Where : Community Learning Centre’s in -
Campbell’s Bay St. John’s Elementary Tel: 819-648-2408
Low St. Mike’s High School Tel: 819-442-3584
Lachute Laurentian Regional School Tel: 450-562-8571 Ext. 8449
Huntingdon Huntingdon Adult Ed Centre Tel: 450-264-9276
Magog Princess Elizabeth School Tel: 819-238-1285
Richmond Richmond Regional School Tel: 819-826-3702
Bury Eaton Valley CLC Tel: 819-872-3771
MEET THE PANELLISTS
- Chris Judd - Judd is a widely respected Pontiac dairy farmer with extensive Directorial board experience and is President of the Quebec Farmers’ Association. An alumnus of Macdonald College, he satiates his passion for farming through vigilant analysis of the political landscape, provincially, nationally and internationally.
- David McInnes - McInnes is President and CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI), an independent, non-partisan organization focused on advancing a national dialogue on emerging issues facing Canada’s agri-food sector. Previously, Vice-President, International Relations at MDS Nordion, a major life sciences company, he has worked for the Canadian Bankers Association, the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada. A graduate of the London School of Economics and Dalhousie University in Halifax, McInnes is currently a director of WaterCan, an NGO dedicated to improving access to clean water in east Africa.
- Pat Mooney - Mooney is the Executive Director of ETC Group and has more than four decades experience working in international civil society. The author or co-author of several books on the politics of biotechnology and biodiversity, he is widely regarded as an authority on issues of global governance, corporate concentration, and intellectual property monopoly. Although much of ETC’s work continues to emphasize plant genetic resources and agricultural biodiversity, the work expanded in the early 1980s to include biotechnology. In the late 1990s, the work expanded more to encompass a succession of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, geoengineering, and new developments in genomics and neurosciences.
- Dr. Ronald St. John - As a long time leader in public health, St. John has served as director-general at Health Canada and subsequently the Public Health Agency of Canada; was responsible for developing Canada’s first Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response for public health crises and disasters; managed the federal health response to the SARS epidemic in Canada; rebuilt the Canadian Quarantine Service; and co-founded the Global Public Health Intelligence Network. St. John has sat on a number of Canadian and international scientific committees including serving as chair of the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak and Response Network. St. John has a bachelor of arts from Yale University, a doctor of medicine from Columbia University and a master of public health from Harvard University.
Cost : Members & students - free / non-members $5
Refreshments will be served