Canadian Food History Symposium, 4 April 2013

In what I hope to make a regular event at the University of Winnipeg Department of History, honours and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Studies in Canadian Social History class recently presented brief summaries of their original research in Canadian food history.

Tony's Canteen at University of Winnipeg. (SOURCE: University of Winnipeg Archives, SC 2 4 A0626-19416)
Tony’s Canteen at University of Winnipeg. (SOURCE: University of Winnipeg Archives, SC 2 4 A0626-19416)

Over 50 people – restaurateurs, food producers, food policy experts, members of the press, archivists, museum curators, and academics – attended the event. Conversation about the presentations took place over dinner and dessert, catered by the University Club. It was a useful experience for the students, and an enjoyable one for the audience.

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Canadian Food History Symposium

Convocation Hall (2nd floor Wesley)
Thursday, 4 April 2013
6:30 PM

                                           Introductions and presentations
                                              Sean McKie, pemmican
                                              Charlotte Cooze, Newfoundland food
                                              Alixe Edwards, food bloggers
                                              Natalie Vielfaure, WW2 Christmas dinner
                                              Chris Clements, Manitoba brewers

                                          Dinner and discussion

                                          Presentations
                                              Daniel Matthes, Tony’s Canteen
                                              Elizabeth-Anne Johnson, Manitoba craft brewers
                                              Lauren Finkel, kosher food fraud
                                              Sarah Reilly, Old Dutch Foods
                                              Sarah Story, perogy making

                                          Dessert and discussion

                                          Poster
                                             Chelsea Bonham, Jeanne’s Bakery

Funding for this symposium was generously provided by the President, the Vice-President (Academic & International), and the Dean of Arts of the University of Winnipeg, as well as the Department of History of the University of Manitoba.

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