The 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosted jolintly by Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and both Universities will be putting the finishing touches on welcoming up to 8000 delegates to the region.
The Record recently reported on May 24th that part of the focus will be on Sustainable Food systems, especially mentioning the research and studies of Alison Blay-Palmer of WLU who is the President of the Canadian Association for Food Studies.
There are many lectures and events planned over the next 10 days, some of which will be open to the public, and there will also be a number of prominent speakers. These include:
His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston
A number of other local and national educators will share workshops and lectures on diverse social sciences that affect much of humanity.
You can get more information about the events and lectures from the Congress 2012 website.