Student Planning Committee

The NSFS Student Planning Committee is a group of 9 students from post-secondary campuses across the country who are the driving force behind the 2019 National Student Food Summit. The committee is supporting student outreach, developing workshops and designing sessions for the 4 day conference. The committee is working hard to create an intentional space that is welcoming, inclusive and vibrant for all students delegates. Feel free to reach out to the group at summit@mealexchange.com with any questions you might have.  

 
Aimee is a 4th year student in the BHSc Aboriginal Health program, with a minor in Population Health, at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to attending the U of L, Aimee’s love for cooking and baking lead her to compete at the Skills Canada National Baking Competition, and earn a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where she plans to return upon graduating. Growing up in the North sparked her interest in food security and Indigenous food sovereignty.

Aimee is a 4th year student in the BHSc Aboriginal Health program, with a minor in Population Health, at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta. Prior to attending the U of L, Aimee’s love for cooking and baking lead her to compete at the Skills Canada National Baking Competition, and earn a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She was born and raised in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where she plans to return upon graduating. Growing up in the North sparked her interest in food security and Indigenous food sovereignty.

Aimee Yurris
University of Lethbridge, Alberta

Gurneet is an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition completing a thesis on dietetic diversity at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax,Nova Scotia. As an emerging dietetic professional, Gurneet’s interdisciplinary focus on the social determinants of health, food security, social justice , entrepreneurship and advocacy for the BIPOC community showcase the diversity in her work and people she strives to support.

Gurneet is an MSc in Applied Human Nutrition completing a thesis on dietetic diversity at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax,Nova Scotia. As an emerging dietetic professional, Gurneet’s interdisciplinary focus on the social determinants of health, food security, social justice , entrepreneurship and advocacy for the BIPOC community showcase the diversity in her work and people she strives to support.

Gurneet Dhami
Mount Saint Vincent,
Nova Scotia

Jane studied Human Geography and Urban Studies at the University of Toronto and is pursuing a Master’s in Planning at Ryerson University. She is passionate about reshaping ideas around food as a commodity, using food as a tool to build solidarity across difference, and helping communities build resiliency through increased equitable access and autonomy in their food systems. In the past year, Jane has been facilitating community kitchens, exploring storytelling as a medium in building solidarity, and conducting research on food as a tool for community resiliency.

Jane studied Human Geography and Urban Studies at the University of Toronto and is pursuing a Master’s in Planning at Ryerson University. She is passionate about reshaping ideas around food as a commodity, using food as a tool to build solidarity across difference, and helping communities build resiliency through increased equitable access and autonomy in their food systems. In the past year, Jane has been facilitating community kitchens, exploring storytelling as a medium in building solidarity, and conducting research on food as a tool for community resiliency.

Jane Law
Ryerson University,
Ontario

Krishihan is a Health Sciences student at McMaster University, entering his 4th year this September. Being a Torontonian, he has a great interest for their great number of sports teams. Aside from his passion for photography, Krishihan continues to educate himself regarding the inequalities present in the world, and within his local community. He wishes to continue sharing his knowledge surrounding food security and sustainability from experiences nurtured throughout his undergraduate tenure.

Krishihan is a Health Sciences student at McMaster University, entering his 4th year this September. Being a Torontonian, he has a great interest for their great number of sports teams. Aside from his passion for photography, Krishihan continues to educate himself regarding the inequalities present in the world, and within his local community. He wishes to continue sharing his knowledge surrounding food security and sustainability from experiences nurtured throughout his undergraduate tenure.

Krishihan Sivapragasam McMaster University,
Ontario

Lara is a first year Honours BA Psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Born and raised in Toronto, Lara is a big fan of the city. She also has a passion for giving back to charities around Toronto.

Lara is a first year Honours BA Psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Born and raised in Toronto, Lara is a big fan of the city. She also has a passion for giving back to charities around Toronto.

Lara Barr
Laurier University,
Ontario

Nicolas (he/him) is a 5th year student of International Studies at York University. He is very interested in the role food sovereignty and food justice have as alternatives (and eventual replacements!) for industrial agriculture.

Nicolas (he/him) is a 5th year student of International Studies at York University. He is very interested in the role food sovereignty and food justice have as alternatives (and eventual replacements!) for industrial agriculture.

Nicholas Cabal
York University,
Ontario

 
Zoe (she/her) is a third year BA student at the University of Victoria, studying Political Science & Environmental Studies. In 2017, she joined the UVic Meal Exchange Chapter and began bridging together her passions for political ecology and food production. Her research interests currently sit at the intersection of ecological restoration and sustainable food systems.

Zoe (she/her) is a third year BA student at the University of Victoria, studying Political Science & Environmental Studies. In 2017, she joined the UVic Meal Exchange Chapter and began bridging together her passions for political ecology and food production. Her research interests currently sit at the intersection of ecological restoration and sustainable food systems.

Zoe Martin
University of Victoria,
British Columbia

Tushar is a 4th year Health Sciences student at McMaster University. Aside from cheering on the Toronto Raptors, he is passionate on advocating on issues surrounding food accessibility and food security within communities across the GTA.

Tushar is a 4th year Health Sciences student at McMaster University. Aside from cheering on the Toronto Raptors, he is passionate on advocating on issues surrounding food accessibility and food security within communities across the GTA.

Tushar Tejpal
McMaster University,
Ontario