Yuan (Linda) Zhou holds MSc. in Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics at University of Manitoba where her research focused on the market premium at Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Her exchange experience at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS, Sweden) kindles her passion about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Professionally, she works as research analyst at Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). As a councillor at the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, she works to address the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) issues in the academia. At Manitoba Women in Agriculture and Food (MWAF), she collaborates with the board to advance women’s involvement and achievement in the agriculture and food industry. Recently, she took on the role— Sustainability Lead—at the 2022 Canadian Evaluation Society Winnipeg conference. Yuan is an all-weather cyclist and runner. She recently finished her first triathlon–Ironman Cozumel, and is currently training for Ironman Canada. Her other interests include bouldering, composting, and practicing yoga.
About CANSEE 2021 Pathways for Inclusive and Sustainable Recoveries
The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly exposed systemic vulnerabilities in our current economic systems. These vulnerabilities have exacerbated social inequalities, health, and the climate crisis, and exposed how deeply intertwined our social, environmental, and economic systems are. It is with this realization that we must reimagine the structures that failed us with increased intensity, urgency and creativity, if we are to catalyze solutions for a sustainable recovery. Governments, NGOs, and civil society will each play critical roles in shaping this transition.
This conference uses an ecological economics lens to engage with these various actors to inform workable, effective, and inclusive public policy solutions that address the ecological challenges our society faces. The conference recognizes that these solutions are inherently complex, like the system they work in. Presenters were encouraged to discuss transformative policies that address social and ecological inequalities across regions and between generations.