Food security on the menu for UWC Research Week 2018

Time: 09h00
Venue: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) Research Week 2018 Conference is a chance to celebrate, discuss and explore the diverse ideas and collaborations involved in research at UWC and beyond.

UWC Research Week 2018

Date:  23 – 26 October 2018

Time:  09h00 – 15h30

Venue:  School of Public Health, Rooms 1A & 1B

RSVP Melody Williams at mewilliams@uwc.ac.za by Wednesday 17 October 

Researchers from across the University will discuss their work, tackle topics from community engagement and open access publishing to technology transfer and intellectual property, and showcase the importance of research in all facets of life.

There will also be book sales, film screenings, lunch – and prizes to be won.

Don’t miss panel presentations showcasing cutting edge research and collaboration by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security on Day 1, under the theme: Research, innovation and impact through food, politics and culture. Click HERE to access the programme for Day 1

Other themes over the four day event include:

  • Day 2:  UWC’s research, innovations and impact on the community
  • Day 3:  Faculty Deputy Deans research overviews
  • Day 4:  Library in the digital age – Open Science and Technology and DVC  awardees research presentations

Please join us for a week of research show and tell.

Upcoming Events

Towards decolonial transdisciplinary research: The humanities in food studies
Date: November 21, 2019

“The humanities in food studies” is a mini-conference hosted by the Critical Food Studies Programme: Transdisciplinary Humanities Approaches

The Future of Farm Workers in South Africa – National Conference
Dates: October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Venue: University of the Western Cape

Farm workers are an integral component of the economy and the food system in South Africa. Yet they are invariably poor, food insecure, marginalised and vulnerable to exploitation. Pro-farm worker legislation since 1994 has provided some protection, but it has also been associated with violations of labour rights and an accelerating pace of evictions and casualisation. Moreover, because agricultural employment is concentrated at specific times of year, seasonal farm workers face an under-reported crisis of underemployment and seasonal hunger.