Murray joined our team as Office Coordinator this spring and has been a wonderful addition to the Urban Eatin' team. Recently, Murray participated in the University of Winnipeg's 3 Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) and received first place in his category. His project investigates Urban Agriculture initiatives in Winnipeg and assesses their relationship to Food Sovereignty goals - food sovereignty being, "A set of goals comprised of protecting community, livelihoods and social and environmental sustainability in the production, consumption and distribution of nutritious and culturally appropriate food." (Desmarais, 2014)
"I found that ties to cultural groups, the education system, and surrounding community make urban Food Sovereignty projects in Winnipeg viable and resilient. Urban Food Sovereignty frames food not as an exchange but a relationship."