Sustainable Local Foods Certificate - 937

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Overview

Learn about the need for sustainable local foods!  Understand the production, processing, preparation, procurement and distribution of sustainable local foods.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Contact
CE Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Study the causes and consequences of urban and rural food insecurity across Canada. Struggle with the tensions between short-term stop gaps and long-term food justice solutions. Bring these realities to life by doing research or field work for a food security organization in your region.
Credits: 3
Course description: Explore the plethora of local food businesses and infrastructure emerging across Canada. Businesses include innovative models such as cooperatives, eco-friendly distributors, non-profit partnerships and community supported agriculture. Brief history on global food system consolidation. Look at how restaurants, grocery stores, processors and abattoirs incorporate local food options. Discuss, debate and investigate regional examples.
Course description: Study the exciting urban agriculture projects and policies that are currently transforming the landscape, building community, and creating food security in Canadian cities. From schoolyard and rooftop gardens to urban CSA (community supported agriculture) farms and greenhouses.
Credits: 3
Course description: This is not a training course for farmers, but a course for those who want an overview of sustainable agriculture and how it is practices across the country. This course offers students many opportunities to direct the course of their own learning. Students are encouraged to choose readings and assignments to reflect their own interests and knowledge/skill areas they would like to develop.
Credits: 3
Course description: This course will introduce you to the various elements, concepts and key issues in the field of Food Policy. It will help you understand the complexity of formulating and implementing policies as well as gain the practical skills to critically analyze food policies and programs. This will be accomplished by examining various Canadian and international food policies and programs.
Course description: This course is a wild mix of issues such as biotechnology, organic farming, globalization, climate change, peak oil, water scarcity, food security, obesity, hunger, and the global food price crisis. At the centre of the course are the practical opportunities and challenges of making food system changes happen on local and global political, economic and ecological levels.
Credits: 3
Getting Started

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Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

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