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Our Advisory Board

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Nicholas Carter

Nicholas Carter is an environmental scientist and writer focused on the links between food systems & planetary health. He is the co-founder of and has a Master's of Environmental Practice where his thesis work focused on the various estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for animal agriculture.

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Dr. Pamela Fergusson

Dr. Pamela Fergusson is a Registered Dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutrition. Pamela has a private practice where she specializes in plant-based nutrition. She is raising her 4 children on a plant-based diet in Nelson BC.

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Dr. Mary Jung

Dr. Mary Jung is an associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, in Kelowna, BC. Jung leads the Diabetes Prevention Research Group, founded the diabetes prevention program “Small Steps for Big Changes”, and is director of the Centre for Health Behaviour Change. Mary’s research mission is to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in our communities through empowering individuals to make long-term dietary and physical activity changes in their lives. Mary is a passionate volunteer with the Central Okanagan Food Bank, and advocate for promoting equity in healthcare.

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Gabrielle Edwards

Gabrielle (she/her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests revolve around whole school approaches to school food education, food literacy and food citizenship. Gabrielle has a background in agriculture and food security holding a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and a M.A. in Human Development and Food Security from Roma Tre University in Italy. Gabrielle also has a background working in the non-profit sector through her work as a Program Coordinator with Agriculture in the Classroom – Saskatchewan and as a Volunteer Coordinator with Allan Brooks Nature Centre. She is also involved in food security advocacy work and has been volunteering with the Canadian Food Grains Bank since 2016. Gabrielle is passionate about about food and environmental education and empowering the next generation to be actors of change in their communities. In her free time Gabrielle likes to be outside cycling, hiking, camping, running and skiing as well as spending time with her partner (Mitch) and their cat (Desi).

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