Concordia Transitions

Concordia Transitions

Concordia Transitions is a student conference on urban agriculture, alternative economics, and the massive potential for change within the Concordia university food system!   #concordiatransitions


Transitions 2017: A Food Movement Conference
PRESENTED BY: The Concordia Food Coalition, The Concordia Student Union

Transitions 2017 will be taking place Feb 3rd and 4th, make sure to save the dates and get your tickets in advance as spaces are limited! At the CFC we’re dedicated to making sure that our events are financially and physically accessible to both students and community members.


February 3rd and 4th, 2017

1455 BLVD De Maisonneuve (Rooms H-763 & H-767)

Student Food Movement Panel & Community Mixer

+ Full day of talks and Workshops & Food!

10$, PWYC for students


**Tickets on sale as of Tuesday January 17th, 2017 – pick-up at the CSU (H-711) between 10 to 6 Mon-Fri, find us in the Mezz outside the Hive Cafe 11 to 3 Mon-Thurs, or purchase them online at**  



Feb 3rd

Opening Event 5 à 9: Student Food Movement Panel & Community Mixer


Join us for a special evening of conversations, networking, and food! We’ve invited students from across Montreal campuses working in food security to come and share their stories and help us build a strong community campus food movement. This lovely panel discussion will be followed by a Community Mixer where both campus and broader Montreal organizations will be able to step to the mic and tell us what they’re all about. This will be an invaluable opportunity to help grow our collective movement, network, and outreach for volunteers. Community organizations interested in participating are strongly encouraged to sign-up early, as spaces are limited!


During the mixer we will be offering a variety alcoholic and non-alcoholic of drinks from a specially prepared menu that aims to make our bar as sustainable as possible. Locally inspired cocktails, regional ciders, and homemade kombucha are just a few of the options we’ll have! Since we love food and we love supporting local growers and fair-trade farmers, so we’ve also prepared a full vegan menu of inspired appetizers that will be self-catered especially for the mixer. We hope our menu will not only inspire folks to eat differently but that it will inspire conversations about where our food comes from and how it gets from the farm to the fork!


Feb 4th

Full day of talks and Workshops

Registration will begin at 9AM and folks will be welcome to grab a hot cup of coffee or tea and a

9AM – Registration & Breakfast   

10- Opening Keynote: Fred M. Wiseman, PhD, Director, Seeds of Renewal Project

11 – BREAK


  1. Get Your Grains
  2. Divest Your Plate
  3. The Hive Cafe

12:30 – Lunch Catered by the Hive Cafe

1:30 – Food Justice Panel

2:30 – BREAK


  1.       a) DIY Tempeh and Tofu
  2.       b) Season Jars
  3.       c) Pending

4:05 – Closing Keynote: Dr. A. Breeze Harper

Bio: Dr. A. Breeze Harper is a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for Critical Diversity Solutions, a seasoned speaker, and author of books and articles related to critical race feminism, intersectional anti-racism, and ethical consumption. As a writer, she is best known as the creator and editor of the groundbreaking anthology Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society (Lantern Books 2010).





We are happy to announce the third annual Concordia Transitions Conference!

Every February, students, faculty, social entrepreneurs, local change-makers, and activists come together to share knowledge and food, and collaborate around how to build a food-system that answers directly to the needs of the Concordia University community – students, workers, teachers, the farmers we depend on, and our community at large.

Since 2014, Transitions has been the catalyst for a myriad of initiatives, projects, and campaigns towards sustainable, democratic, and resilient local food systems. Little by little, we empower students, build capacity, collaboratively shape our food system, and most importantly begin to see ourselves in it.

The CFC envisions a community food system at Concordia University that is:

1) outside of the pursuit of private financial profit;
2) constituted and grounded in inclusivity & cooperation (not hierarchy & competition);
3) structured in a way that innovates on successful alternative models;
4) committed to being affordable, nutritious, and sensitive to cultural needs;
5) approaches food sovereignty/security from a critical perspective;
6) built to apply and integrate research in urban farming techniques, and other parts of the food-cycle, like waste;

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Concordia Transitions 2016
PRESENTED BY: Concordia Food Coalition and the Concordia Student Union

Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Location: Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., Room H-767 |  5 a 7 to follow at the Hive Solidarity Cafe Co-op, H-200
Time: Breakfast at 8:00 AM | Conference 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (see full schedule below!) | Closing Mingle & Munch 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Cost: $5 ~no one will be turned away~

Accessibility Information:

**Food will be vegetarian & vegan friendly with at least one gluten-free option**
**If you require child care in order to attend the conference, let us know & we will try to set it up**
**The space is wheelchair accessible (automatic doors & elevators)**
**Let us know if you have other accessibility needs & we will do our best to accommodate**


From as little as a few class speeches, to as much as you want to do, we need help of all kinds to pull this conference off!
Email us at:, with VOLUNTEER as the subject line, to let us know that you are interested in volunteering.