Dr. Lenore Lauri Newman
Vancouver, British Columbia
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. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she is a professor in the Geography department. She runs a research program focused on Canadian regional cuisines, local food sovereignty, culturally preferred foods, and urban food systems. She has written extensively on the resurgence of farmers' markets in Canada, and is a strong advocate for fresh, local food. Lenore is an associate member of Sustainable Solutions Group, a past president of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, a member of the board of the Vancouver Farmer's Market society, and sits on the board of several academic journals dealing with food and food studies. She writes both academic and popular works about food, and was happy to return to the west coast to pursue her love of hiking and cooking.