“Advancing a National Dialogue” Award

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is pleased to announce the following Award program:

“Advancing a National Dialogue” Award

The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI) has embarked upon a three-year plan to create a dialogue among stakeholders – the value chain, academia, government and the media – around Canada’s future agriculture and agri-food policy framework. CAPI’s work is timed to be relevant to the development of the next agricultural framework. The current framework agreement developed by federal/provincial/territorial governments, known as Growing Forward, ends in 2013. CAPI is focused on what could be defining policy options for the subsequent framework arrangement, 2013-2018. This focus is consistent with CAPI’s mandate: to foster meaningful discussion on mid- to long-term policy issues facing the country’s agricultural and agri-food sector. CAPI’s objective also includes developing policy ideas that enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the sector. The Awards Program, “Advancing a National Dialogue”, seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students on what should be the policies or models that will help Canada thrive in the emerging agri-food world. This initiative has been made possible through the support of Farm Credit Canada.
These awards are available to candidates who are studying at the graduate level and are interested in issues such as: Food and Wellness Connection, Sustainability and Viability.

Number of Awards: Three (3).

Value: One award of $10,000 CAD, non-renewable and two awards of $5,000 CAD.

Deadline Date: January 31, 2011.

Eligible institutions: Canadian educational institutions which have provincial degree/diploma granting powers, or their affiliates.

Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply online on the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada’s website: https://juno.aucc.ca/wes/capi_e.html