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From left to right: Alison Blay-Palmer (UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies), Liette Vasseur (President, CCUNESCO; UNESCO Chair on Community Sustainability: from Local to Global), Sébastien Goupil (Secretary General, CCUNESCO), and Ann Fitz-Gerald (Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs)

UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies launched at Balsillie School event

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Alison Blay-Palmer formally launched the UNESCO Chair at an event on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Alison Blay-Palmer, who was recently named United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies, formally launched the UNESCO Chair at an event on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

At the launch event at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Blay-Palmer and Sébastien Goupil, secretary-general of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, spoke about the prestigious international UNESCO Chairs Program and the research Blay-Palmer plans to do with her partners. Deborah MacLatchy, Laurier’s president and vice-chancellor; Jonathan Newman, Laurier’s vice-president: research; and Ann Fitz-Gerald, director of the BSIA, also spoke.

For more information on the speakers, see the original news release here.

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