When the first crop is harvested in the Project Growing North greenhouse in Naujaat, Nunavut this spring, no one will be cheering louder than Stefany Nieto.
Nieto, a fourth-year student at the Ted Rogers School of Management, is the co-project manager, along with fellow TRSM student Ben Canning, of Project Growing North, an Enactus Ryerson initiative that has raised funds and provided labour to build a greenhouse that will provide fresh vegetables to this isolated northern community at a reasonable cost. The greenhouse was finished this month and planting will begin in March.
Project Growing North addresses both food insecurity and health issues for the people in the Hudson Bay hamlet of Naujaat, population 1,000. Generally, residents of Northern communities pay an average of four times the price that Ontarians pay for vegetables and herbs. Given the frigid temperatures much of the year, Naujaat residents have been unable to grow their own produce – until now.
The idea of a greenhouse was conceived through consultations with local residents, and Nieto says the only way such a project can be sustainable “is if the community embraces it.”
For the full article from Ryerson University click here .
In many instances, campuses and communities
can often be thought of as separate clusters. C2UExpo 2017 has founded the
Ambassador Program to bridge this gap by allowing communities participate and
build employable skills in a reputable campus setting which the conference
takes place at. Obtaining rigorous training, Ambassadors will have the
opportunity to build capacity, and create an impactful difference both at, and
outside the C2UExpo 2017 conference.
With C2UExpo 2017 beginning in a couple short days, we can’t wait to delve right into some of the themes each of our Gatherings will be addressing.
Let’s see what Trail Blazer– David J. Phipps , Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University had to say about the following questions!
Because we had such a great turn out of presentation proposals for the #C2UExpo 2017 , I’m happy to say there are a lot of concurrent sessions you can choose from this year! Here are a few sessions that have been the most popular so far, so you definitely don’t want to miss out signing up for them.