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Syma has over a decade of experience in the world of food justice, and probably more if you count all the times during her childhood that she dropped homegrown carrots off with her neighbours. She comes to the work because of her keen interest in the way food captures the complexity of many interconnected systems – from agriculture to health to climate justice to community and so much more. She currently manages a national health promotion program called FoodFit with Community Food Centres Canada and in her spare time is working on a project to engage BIPOC youth in urban agriculture. She is also a yoga teacher, and loves hiking, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and making soup.

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