Media Advisory - Havergal College explores recipes for social change

The Institute at Havergal's Food for Thought Conference, January 13, 2010

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Media are invited to Havergal College for its Food for Thought Conference on January 13 featuring internationally renowned artists, former Olympic athletes, scientists, community organizers, policy-makers, nutritionists, activists, and more. Led by the Institute at Havergal, each of the 30 workshops will explore the theme of Food for Thought through caloric, cultural, catered and created lenses. Philosopher and University of Toronto professor Dr. Mark Kingwell is the keynote speaker.

"Food is an immediate issue for all of humanity. Through our food choices, we can have an immediate impact on the world we want, and can practice effective action that makes a difference," says Ann Peel, Director of the Institute at Havergal. "We will explore Food for Thought as we develop our capabilities to make a difference in the world and to live our mission effectively from a global perspective."

    WHAT:     The Institute at Havergal's Food for Thought Conference

    WHEN:     Wednesday, January 13, 2010
              8:30 am to 8:55 am: Opening remarks and keynote address by Dr.
              Mark Kingwell
              8:55 am to 10:25 am: Food for Thought Workshops with Grades 7
              to 12 students
              10:40 am to 11:50 am: Havergal student showcase and Q&A with
              Dr. Mark Kingwell

    WHERE:    Havergal College, 1451 Avenue Road (South of Lawrence Avenue),

Note to Media: Please enter the main school building and sign-in and sign-out at the Media Desk. For a list of workshops, visit

About Havergal College and the Institute at Havergal:

An independent school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, Havergal College has been preparing young women not only to succeed in the 21st century, but to make a difference in their chosen pursuits by enabling each girl to develop her full intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical potential. The vision for the Institute at Havergal was developed in 2005 as a way to enable the evolution of Havergal's mission (Preparing young women to make a difference) from community service to self-efficacy and global capability. The Institute leads projects and programs that are designed and delivered to strengthen the Havergal curriculum and the school's commitment to enabling young women to be effective in the world long after they leave the school.


For further information: For further information: Ms. Young Um, Associate Director, Communications, Havergal College, (416) 482-4705,,

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