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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Please join us for a week of research show and tell.
“The humanities in food studies” is a mini-conference hosted by the Critical Food Studies Programme: Transdisciplinary Humanities Approaches
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.