EWB is shaping its Food Systems Portfolio and we want your input!
Fair trade. Environmental impacts. Organic farming. Local agriculture. Food waste. The issues surrounding our food – and its journey from field to fork – are many, varied, and incredibly complex.
Despite these challenges, the importance of creating a sustainable and resilient food system is undeniable. Food is an influential factor in many systems – the economy, climate change, poverty, politics and others – and is an essential part of every person’s life. But food injustice and insecurity is widespread – from rural in Malawi to suburban Toronto.
EWB has been working in food systems for several years, through ventures like the Canadian Fair Trade Network and Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services, but our overarching food systems objective for the next five years is still being shaped.
That’s where you come in.
As supporters of EWB, we want to invite you to participate and share your thoughts. Visit EWB’s community portal – MyEWB – and join the conversation!
Stay tuned for more topics to come! We look forward to hearing from you.
Effective today, August 15, 2014, Boris Martin officially becomes the new CEO of Engineers Without Borders Canada. In his new position, Boris will be responsible for EWB’s overall strategy, direction and operations.
For the past 2 years, Boris led EWB’s strategic and operational transformation—including an operational shift from running programs to investing in ventures, establishing a new Vision and articulating a 5-year strategic direction as VP Strategy and Investment.
Prior to this role, Boris served as EWB’s co-Director of African Programs, Director of West Africa Programs, and Team Leader in Burkina Faso. He has been a volunteer with EWB since 2002, full-time in Burkina Faso from 2007 to 2008, and in a variety of roles in Canada, including Chapter President at McMaster University. He has truly contributed to every corner of EWB for over a decade.
Boris has completed a Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo, and holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University.
Boris is based in Toronto, Ontario with his partner Alanna Peters and their two children, Kyan and Anika.
To learn more about our new CEO, check out his induction letter.