Steffanie Scott

Steffanie Scott is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. She is past president of the Canadian Association for Food Studies (2012-14) and co-chair (2007-11 and 2022-present) of the Food System Roundtable of Waterloo Region. Over her career, Steffanie’s research focused on China, Vietnam, and Canada has critically analyzed avenues for rural development, regenerative food systems, and alternative food networks—especially those that prioritize small-scale and organic farmers. Steffanie’s research and teaching has been inspired by how ‘food systems thinking’ enables a holistic view that integrates many dimensions of socio-ecological resilience. Steffanie is passionate about and committed to community engagement, public education, and action research on food system change and land connection.

University of Waterloo