Lenore Newman’s love affair with food began on her family’s fishing boats, where she gained an early introduction into the world of direct marketing of local products. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she is a professor in the Geography department, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s New College. Lenore runs a research program focused on Canadian regional cuisines, local food sovereignty, culturally preferred foods, and urban food systems, and has written extensively on the resurgence of farmers’ markets in Canada. Her opinion pieces on the future of farmland use and other food-related issues have been published in the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight.
Lenore bounces between Vancouver and Victoria with her partner Katherine and envisions a world where fresh local food is broadly available to all.