We hope you are enjoying the Term so far! Below is information about upcoming events, important announcements, activities and opportunities. Do keep an eye on the IFSTAL Portal as this is where we post information about our events and resources.
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IFSTAL Term 1 events
Dates for your diaries:
- Workshop 2: Scoping
Interventions – a Systems Approach. November 15th (Warwick) November
16th (all other institutions)
- Webinar: Food Systems Research in Action, with Dr Barbara Haesler (RVC) and Prof Martin Caraher (City). November 21st online at 1pm (see portal here for details) Follow this link on the day to sign in: http://city.adobeconnect.com/ifstalwebinar/
- POSTPONED - PhD Workshop: Intended for November 23rd, at the University of Oxford, the workshop has been postponed till early next year! Unfortunately, this is due to a clash in schedule for intended speakers. Please get in touch with Saher (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. We will update you with the new date as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
- Public Lecture – 'Sustainable Diets for All': Professor Tim Lang, December 1st, SOAS, University of London (see portal here for details and local events). Book your ticket here for London.
Research / Careers / Internships
Click here for current opportunities and don’t forget to include IFSTAL on your CV!
- Be a food hero! FareShare needs volunteers
to help in the fight against hunger and food waste. See here for details.
- Four year PhDs available in the research area Agriculture
and Food Security -Starting October 2018. University of Nottingham &
Rothamsted Research BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership. See here for more details. Deadline 08 December
- Improving water and food security for smallholder
farmer communities in sub-Saharan Africa through inter-disciplinary research. Southampton University – see here for more details. Deadline 12 January
- Reconciling food security and biodiversity
conservation: an integrative modelling approach. Aberdeen University - see here for more details. Deadline 04 December 2017
- Look through the below website for many more
projects, just type in your key words: https://www.findaphd.com/
- Workshop 1 A
Summary of the first workshops of the academic year
- Introduction to systems thinking: Unit 2 preview A preview blog post on Unit 2 and how it fits
into the programme and workshops.
- Food and Drink Engineering & Processing
on the 2nd Annual Food and Drink Engineering & Processing Summit held at
the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
- The Vegetable Summit Reflections from the public event and new
sector-wide campaign Peas Please.
Student Challenge: “Design the Ultimate Urban Greenhouse”, invites
students in relevant fields to submit an urban greenhouse design which brings
professional food production into urban neighbourhoods and encourages citizens
to engage with sustainable production and consume healthy food. Students will
be asked to assemble an interdisciplinary team, register by 30th
November, and present the design to an expert jury in August 2018.
For more information: http://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Student-Challenge/Could-you-design-the-ultimate-urban-greenhouse.htm.
- Coventry Food
Charter Launch - Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 17:00-19:00, St. Mary's Guildhall,
Coventry. See here for more details
and how to sign up.
- Sustain AGM and
network evening 2017, Thursday, 23 November
2017 from 18:00 to 22:30, London, Sustain: the alliance for better food and
farming. Sign up here to
- Warwick Food GRP Showcase Event, 12th December 2017, 10.00-15.00, Maths and
Statistics Building - MS.05, Warwick University. See here for more details
- The ANH
and the African
Nutrition Society are hosting a new
webinar series exploring critical links between agriculture,
livelihoods, health and individual and household nutrition in Africa. Five
sessions will run from October 2017 to February 2018, For more information
and Health Winter School by
The University of Padova (Italy) and the University of
Sydney (Australia), held in Padova, Italy, from January 29 to February 10,
2018. For more information visit: http://www.tesaf.unipd.it/en/foodhealth. Applications to be sent
by November 22nd, 2017. Enrolment fee: EUR 800.
Food Thinkers Lunches:
The Oxford Food Thinkers Lunches provide an informal and relaxed atmosphere for
people working on food within the University of Oxford. Each lunch has a theme
and two speakers. For more information and to sign up for this term’s lunches,
BCFN Foundation’s 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition – 4th & 5th
December 2017: The BCFN forum is an international platform aimed at
identifying the pathways towards concrete solutions to the environmental,
health, and socio-economic challenges affecting the food system. The 8th
edition of the event focuses on food security, climate change, and migrations,
sustainable food systems at the country and city level, and the reform of
European agricultural policies. To register and take part, please visit: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/food_forum/forum_registration/
For resources on food systems issues, working groups and networks you may find useful follow the link here. This will take you to the resources section in Unit 1 on the portal.
Calls for sessions/papers:
If you have participated in IFSTAL over the past year and would like a certificate of your engagement, please see the information regarding the procedure here on the Portal. You can apply for this at any time.
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