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    Local Food Project: Strategies for increasing food security on Vancouver Island
    (Office of Community Based Research, University of Victoria, 2011-08) Vancouver Island Community Research Allicance (VICRA); Office of Community Based Research (OCBR)
    This report highlights the results of Vancouver Island Community Research Alliance’s (VICRA) Local Food Project. The project's goal is to provide current evidence, drawn from community expertise and peer-reviewed research related to food security on Vancouver Island, to engage in strategic collaborative work, and inform opportunities for future action. The report summarizes research carried out by student interns from post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island, with oversight provided by advisory committees comprised of both community members and academics. Each strategy area had its own unique approach and process and this is reflected in the findings.
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    Agriculture and climate change
    (2012-03-20) Magzul, Lorenzo
    This presentation was delivered as part of a four week evening course, February 2012, Growing Research into Action: Creating a Sustainable Food System on Vancouver Island. It posed the question: What do we know about how climate change will impact agriculture on Vancouver Island, and what are we doing about it.
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    Indigenous food systems
    (2012-03-20) Magzul, Lorenzo
    This presentation was delivered as part of a four week evening course, February 2012, Growing Research into Action: Creating a Sustainable Food System on Vancouver Island. It covers the current global food system and the indigenous food system and various traditional foods of the indigenous people of Vancouver Island.
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    Institutional purchasing
    (2012-03-20) Magzul, Lorenzo
    This presentation was delivered as part of a four week evening course, February 2012, Growing Research into Action: Creating a Sustainable Food System on Vancouver Island. It discusses the decision of the University of Victoria to purchase local food from local farmers and merchants.
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    Future of food on Vancouver Island
    (2012-02-20) Geggie, Linda
    This presentation discusses the current situation in our food system, the global food economy, local food production capacity on Vancouver Island and re-localization efforts.
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