Maple Leaf Foods and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security have announced the recipients of the 2021/2022 Scholarships in Food Insecurity. Doctoral candidate Suvadra Datta Gupta from the University of Saskatchewan; Doctoral candidate Samantha Stewart from Ryerson University; and Master's candidate Vanessa Cunningham from the University of Guelph will each receive a $15,000 scholarship to support their research. These scholarships recognize the contributions of David Emerson, Purdy Crawford and Wallace McCain as past Chairs of the Maple Leaf Foods' Board of Directors.
"These scholarships will support high caliber, insightful research that increases knowledge on food insecurity and the impact of policy and program interventions," said Michael H McCain, President and CEO, Maple Leaf Foods and Honorary Chair of the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security. "We are pleased to be able to support these students and look forward to sharing the knowledge that emerges from their research projects".
Three scholarships are awarded annually to master's or doctoral students who are pursuing research that contributes to the body of knowledge on food insecurity in Canada. The Centre's goal is to work collaboratively across sectors to reduce food insecurity in Canada by 50 per cent by 2030.