The National Campus Food Systems Project Staff
Staff gives students hands-on support and resources to build leadership through food work on campuses across Canada.
Dana Lahey, Program Manager, Meal Exchange
Dana has been working to transform food and education on Canada’s campuses since 2007. As an undergraduate student at McGill University he started the McGill Farmers’ Market and the McGill Food Systems Project, spending his degree bringing together his campus community to improve the sustainability of the university’s food supply.
Since graduating from McGill, Dana has been helping campuses across the country achieve their own breakthroughs. As a founding member and manager of the Campus Food Systems Project, he coaches and connects student leaders at universities from coast to coast.
Dana has worked with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation to develop their national Value Chain granting program, and recently completed the Social Innovation Generation (SiG) Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation through the University of Waterloo. Dana is an Advisory Committee member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada, the national network working to get local sustainable food into Canada’s public institutions.
Sarah Archibald, Program Manager, Meal Exchange
Sarah loves natural systems and understanding how insects, fungi, germoplasms and humans can work together. She graduated from McGill in 2012 with a degree in Ecological Agriculture and Global Food Systems, during which time she was able to learn from farmers from six countries. Sarah was co-coordinator of the McGill Food Systems Project from 2009-2012, an intern at Local Food Plus from 2011-2012 and an assistant at the Global Crop Diversity Trust in 2012.
She is inspired by the amazing youth she works with daily and is excited for generations of passionate foodies to continue to collaborate!
Student coordinators grow good food ideas, projects, and networks on their campuses. Student coordinators bring together key players on their campuses and in their communities to build healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems.
These students are committed to working in collaboration with key players on campus and in the surrounding community to create the change they want to see. For more details about each campus coordinators and the work they are leading, see our campuses involved.
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