March 17, 2017: Insights from Chicago’s Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and University of Guelph’s research on temporary migrant workers in Canada

Speakers: Anthony Peeples & Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk
Friday, March 17, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Centre for Interactive Research Sustainability (CIRS), Policy Lab, UBC Vancouver Campus

 

You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System.

Join us for a talk with Anthony Peeples and Dr. Jill Bucklaschuk on worker justice and food security. With over 13 million workers, the restaurant industry is one of the largest private-sector employers in the United States, and it is also the lowest paying, and has created several industry “unofficial” standards that violate labour and human rights laws. Meanwhile, on our side of the border, non-permanent legal status impacts the social and workplace experiences of lower skilled temporary migrants as they negotiate settlement in Canada.
The Future of Food Global Dialogue Series talks are free, with no RSVP required.

The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and UBC Reads Sustainability, an initiative of UBC Sustainability.

Photo credit: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from flickr/Creative Commons