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February 26, 2019

News and Updates

OFI Module I - Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean
See news and updates below for OFI Module I, regarding:
  • Upcoming information session on call for OFI Phase II research proposals
  • Newly released open access book on 'Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance'
  • Upcoming talk by Module I Advisory Committee member, Kimberly Orren from 'Fishing for Success'
  • Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee discussed fisheries and ocean sustainability at the Marine Institute
Upcoming information session on call for OFI Phase II research proposals
OFI has launched its second phase of large research projects, by extending a call for Expressions of Interest. OFI expects to fund two to five large projects — consortia representing academic, government, business, Indigenous and international researchers and coastal community members — with a total investment of about $16 million. As a result, each research project should receive an average of approximately $1 million per year for four years (all projects are expected to be completed in 2023). To qualify, each research project must be led by a principal investigator who is a faculty or staff member, or adjunct faculty, at Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, or the University of Prince Edward Island. Research proposals and funding decisions will be vetted through an external review process.

The first deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest is April 11, 2019. To assist with submissions, OFI is hosting a virtual information session on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m. NL time, where you can ask questions about the call, the application process and how funding decisions will be made. Instructions on how to participate via webconference to follow.

 
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Newly released open access book: Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance
Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe, and New Zealand, the newly released open-access edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, this book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation.
 
Andrée, P. (Ed.), Clark, J. (Ed.), Levkoe, C. (Ed.), Lowitt, K. (Ed.). (2019). Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance. London: Routledge.

 
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Upcoming public talk by Module I Advisory Committee member Kimberly Orren from Fishing for Success

"What are we doing to engage the youngest people in our heritage?This is the question that Kimberly Orren, founder and project manager of Fishing for Success and also our Module I Advisory Committee member aims to address at her public talk on 'Why we should all get in the boat and learn to fish!'. The free event is part of the 'Lunchtime Seminar Series' organized by the MI Fisheries Graduate Student Association and is going to be held at the Marine Institute's Hampton Hall tomorrow, February 27th at noon

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Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee discussed fisheries and ocean sustainability at the Marine Institute
OFI Module I co-lead Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee gave a public talk at the Marine Institute on February 13th as part of the 'Lunchtime Seminar Series' organized by the MI Fisheries Graduate Student Association. Dr. Chuenpagdee discussed fisheries and ocean sustainability within and beyond the context of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In an engaging presentation to students, she emphasized the importance of focusing not only on 'life below water', but also on 'life above water' in order to achieve SDG 14b 'provide access to small-scale fisheries resources and markets' and address sustainability issues in Newfoundland and Labrador and globally. 
 
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