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.
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.
Canadian Food History Symposium
Convocation Hall (2nd floor Wesley)
Thursday, 4 April 2013
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
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
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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