Presence of SPA Canada representatives at the Conference “Véganisons le MIL”

Presence of SPA Canada representatives at the Conference “Véganisons le MIL”

Presence of SPA Canada representatives at the Conference “Véganisons le MIL” (Veganize the MIL) organized by the Environment Committee of the PHYSUM of the University of Montreal.

Last Friday, SPA Canada had the chance to attend an afternoon of lectures organized by the PHYSUM Environment Committee (Comité Environnement de la Physum). The purpose of this event was to open the dialogue on the issues of vegan food, in the context of climate change. Short presentations followed by a round table discussion took place to answer questions from the public on the subject. The discussion focused on the issues of climate change, food life cycle, animal ethics and nutrition to address veganism and its place in the food supply of academic institutions. In addition, delicious vegan dishes were offered for free on site!

Several professionals were present to discuss with the public, such as Valérie Giroux PhD researcher in philosophy and activist for animal rights, David Lafrenière PhD professor in the physics department, Emmanuelle Dubuc-Fortin, MSc student in nutrition, Catherine Houssart PhD student in Industrial Engineering and Analyst at CIRAIG and several others.
SPA Canada fully supports this initiative to veganize the MIL Campus of the Montreal University and has offered with great pleasure its help for the advancement of the project.


Valéry Giroux – Coordinator of the Centre de recherche en éthique (Research on Ethics)(CRÉ) and the Groupe de recherche en éthique environnementale et animale (Research Group on Environmental and Animal Ethics) (GRÉEA), Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Université de Montréal and Fellow at the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics.

Sébastien Rioux – Assistant Professor at University of Montreal & Holder of the Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Food and Wellbeing

Emmanuelle Dubuc-Fortin – Master student in nutrition at University of Montreal

Simon Joly – Adjunct professor at department of biological sciences of University of Montreal & Botanist and researcher at Montreal Botanical Garden


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