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Hacking Food Workshop Series
February 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - February 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pmFree
This project was inspired by the 2015 Pan Am Games, which seeks to transform the city into an incubator for solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time, through public engagement and promotion of social ventures.
One Toronto for the World presents Hacking Food Workshop Series, a series of student-led experiential workshops on Feb 26 and 27, 2016.
What if college and university students, aged 19 to 29 years, living in the Greater Toronto Area, could get together over a weekend, to lead the creation of social ventures and businesses aimed at eradicating hunger, erasing food deserts and promoting cities able to feed themselves?
What if such group could transform Toronto into the first city in the world where everyone could access healthy, delicious and affordable food, within walking distance, 365 days a year?
What if these student-led ventures could create new jobs, while scaling up and spreading to other cities in Ontario, Canada and beyond, helping promote food security, worldwide?
These are the questions that will guide three highly interactive and experiential events, in Toronto, under the premise of One Toronto For The World, a radically open collaborative initiative led by the Institute, to harness the power of partnerships and the diversity of the city, to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time, through public engagement and promotion of social ventures.
The Hacking Food event-series will bring together students aged 19 to 29 years, who are affiliated with any of the Campus-Linked Accelerators (CLAs) in the GTA, funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence. This event series is free and open to all students affiliated with a CLA. Seats are limited and allotted on first come first served basis.
These events will be jointly sponsored by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Institute for Global Health Equity and Innovation & The Health Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto and community partners, FoodShare Toronto and Evergreen Brick Works.