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2017 Queen's International Innovation Challenge Opening Event

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40 King Street West

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Toronto, ON M5H 4A9

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Food Security is an evolving issue for people around the world. It is particularly intriguing because it means very different things to different people. Variables such as geography and income can affect one’s view of food security.

Data is integral to modern decision-making. We should take advantage of various datasets that are available through open government initiatives, NGOs and the United Nations to study these Food Security problems and propose solutions.

The 2017 Queen’s International Innovation Challenge asks post-secondary students from around the world to consider the problem of food security, analyze available data and propose a solution over the course of October and November 2017.

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11:30 Registration Desk Opens

12:15 Welcome by Scotiabank

12:20 Introduction to the Challenge by Smith

12:25 Overview of SAS VIYA

13:15 Food Insecurity in Canada

13:45 Break

14:00 Food Insecurity around the World – Dr. Hugo Ramiro Melgar-Quiñonez, McGill University

14:30 Sustainable Sourcing and Technological Innovation - Josh Domingues (FlashFood)

15:00 Commodity Price Volatility – Speaker TBA

15:30 Improving nutrition – Valerie Tarasuk – University of Toronto

16:00 Closing Remarks and Challenge next steps / Refreshments and Networking with sponsors and attendees


Sponsored By: Scotiabank LogoSAS Canada


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