Concordia Student-Run Food Groups Research Project

The Project

The Concordia Student-Run Food Groups Research Project is a critical-action-research project. The goal of the project is to co-create a food sovereign campus at Concordia.We are currently engaged in a needs and asset mapping project with the student-run food organizations on campus. We are meeting with the groups in the fall semester of 2018 and will provide the results and organize a public discussion in the winter 2019. We are also conducting a comprehensive survey of all the food service providers for universities across Canada. We suspect that Sodexo, Aramark, and Charwells, however there is no such study. We are also mapping the student run initiatives in the universities across Canada. The results will be available in the winter 2019. If you are from a university in Canada and want to get involved, please contact us.

The project team produced an online archive (this site) of the student run food groups at Concordia University. This provides a source of institutional memory of the student-run food projects – past, present and future – on campus at Concordia University.

This archive is part of an ontological process and is in the state of perpetual change. ‘Results’ are posted on a regular basis – we make our video interviews available once they are edited, and we post other information when it becomes available to us. Student groups are not static entities, they change over time. Members come and go affecting the direction of the organizations internally (within themselves) and externally (in relation to other groups). New groups form and old groups sometimes cease their activities. In consequence, the landscape of food groups at Concordia changes over time as does the information on this archive.

Please click here to get an overview of the research methods!


This is a project of the Concordia Food Coalition. Erik Chevrier is the project supervisor and Kim Gagnon is the multimedia director. A variety of other people have contributed and are still contributing to this project.

Please click here to get an overview of the project team!


Come get involved with us!

If you are a student who wants to get involved in this project, you can perform an internship with us for credit. You can also get involved by submitting your class assignments if they relate to the subject matter in this site.

If you are a professor or researcher who wants to help develop this archive, we are looking for collaborators.

If you are a funding agency, individual or organization who wants to invest to keep this project going, we can greatly use your support.

If you are another member of the Concordia community, or the community at large, who wants to get involved with this project…