Join local food activists, farmers, food producers, students and faculty at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus for a day-long food security symposium. Panel discussions by experts and community groups will cover the history of food self-sufficiency on Vancouver Island, biodiversity and conservation of livestock and food crops, and innovative ways to connect food producers and consumers.  Sponsored by VIU’s new VIU@Cowichan Innovation Lab. Come share your ideas and concerns. 9 am to 4:30 pm, lecture theatre at VIU’s Cowichan campus, room 104. Admission $20, which includes a locally produced lunch, and coffee, tea and snacks.

RSVP online by Oct. 18, 2012 at www.viu.ca/register/foodsecuritysymposium/.