Toronto Alumni Brunch and Lecture: Can we eat our way out of climate change?

Sunday 30 October 2022
10:30am - 1:30pm
Off campus
Free, booking essential
Lectures and seminars

Join us for a relaxed brunch and an insightful lecture on how Leeds research is informing the response of food production to the challenges of climate change. 

Event time and venue

10.30am-1.30pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Hart House Building, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 

Who can attend

This event will be held in Toronto, is in-person only and is open to members of our alumni community and friends of the University.

About the event

Professor Steve Banwart, Director of the Global Food and Environment Institute, addresses how we work together with communities and agribusinesses globally to tackle the urgent challenges that connect climate change and food supply in North America, and around the world. He’ll explore how we can challenge assumptions and break new ground to develop climate-smart, socially-just solutions that will create a positive future for our people and planet. 

Staff from the Faculty of Environment and the Advancement Team will be attending and look forward to talking with guests and sharing the latest news from Leeds.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for members of our Toronto Leeds alumni community to come together, get to know each other and share are few memories of student days.

Speaker Biography

Steve Banwart is a lapsed dairy farmer from his youth in the US, on the Iowa shores of the Mississippi River. His academic field is the study of Earth’s “critical zone”; the thin planetary layer between bedrock below our feet to the top of the vegetation; the zone of human habitation.  He studied civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa and received his PhD in Environmental Natural Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He holds the leadership chair in integrating soil / agriculture / water research at University of Leeds and is the Dean for Global Development. He holds a “Yorkshire visa by marriage” and remains an irrationally passionate fan of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. 

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