2019 SPEAKER

Dr. Lenore Newman

Lenore Newman’s love affair with food began on her family’s fishing boats, where she gained an early introduction into the world of direct marketing of local products. Lenore is an expert in culinary geography and agricultural land use policy, and she holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley. Dr. Newman is an associate professor in the department of Geography and the Environment, and also the Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at UFV.  Her opinion pieces on the future of farmland use and other food-related issues have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s New College, and holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from York University. She has written two books. Speaking in Cod Tongues: A Canadian Culinary Journey was published in 2017 to popular acclaim, and won a Saskatchewan Book Award. Lost Feast will be published by ECW Press in September, 2019. Lenore splits her time between Vancouver and the village of Robert’s Creek, BC.