IES Seminar Series


Bugs on the Menu! Free MRU Movie Screening!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

4:30 pm - 7pm

Room Y224

Dana Hospitality offers sustainable chef creation!

Free food and fun.

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All welcome!


While an estimated 2 billion people eat bugs worldwide, it’s still not an

accepted food in the west. With the population projected to surpass

9 billion by 2050, the time to consider alternate proteins is now.

Bugs on the Menu follows startup companies, such as Entomo Farms, as well

as Salt Lake City’s Shark Tank-winning Chapul, Boston’s female-led insect

chip company Six Foods, Austin’s Hult Prize-winning Aspire Food Group,

Vancouver’s famed Indian restaurant Vij’s, and Seattle’s celebrity cook,

The Bug Chef. These and other restaurateurs, cricket farmers, scholars,

and scientists are part of a movement to normalize insect eating in the west,

as an alternative to accepted, but resource intensive proteins like chicken,

pork, and beef.















Garden and Community November 23, 2016

Garden and Community.

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability invites you to join us for the presentation of An Inclusive Community Garden Project by Dr. Sonya Jakubec, Dr. Joanna Szabo Hart and Dr. Sonya Flessati.  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
12:30 - 1:50 pm
MRU Room T107 
Open to all. Register at  
Light refreshments provided.

What happens when a students’ association, campus physical structures/security department, committed faculty across disciplines and community health nursing students meet up with a horticultural therapist and group of neighbourhood seniors, people of all abilities and daycare kids? In this place, we all become gardeners. In this presentation about MRU's inclusive community gardening program, the experiences and outcomes of two growing seasons and two research projects are shared with stories, images, garden puns - and maybe a few delicious recipes. Meet with us, along with presenters and gardeners who will share their research process and discoveries concerned with individual and community wellbeing, as well as teaching and learning about ecohealth principles of sustainability and social justice in practice.

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature half way” ~ Michael Pollan.

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