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Gisèle Yasmeen


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Gisèle Yasmeen

Executive Director, Food Secure Canada

Gisèle Yasmeen has 20 years of leadership experience in knowledge organizations having served as a not-for-profit and federal government executive including Vice-President of Research and Partnerships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Gisèle brings a deep food systems lens to her work and started working on these issues in both Asia and Canada in the early 1990s and has published widely in the field including two books, several scholarly articles and media commentary in both English and French.

She is currently Executive Director of Food Secure Canada as well senior fellow at the University of British Columbia and an affiliate of McGill’s Institute for Global Food Security. Gisèle has a PhD from the University of British Columbia, a master’s from McGill and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from University of Ottawa. Gisèle has also advised numerous organizations and has also served on five boards of directors of Canadian not-for-profit organizations.

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