11 April 2017

Each year, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) research communication contest challenges researchers to tell the story of how their SSHRC-funded research is changing Canadian lives in either 300 words or 3 minutes. 2014 scholar Tammara Soma was named one of 25 finalists in the 2017 contest for her video “Closing the Loop: Food Waste and Consumption in Indonesia.” The video questions our assumptions about food consumption and waste patterns in the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ world. Tammara then goes on to explain how a ‘closed loop’ food system where food production, consumption, and waste are all managed together may be a solution to the issue of food waste and food insecurity. The finalists will go on to compete at the Storytellers Showcase at the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, taking place from May 27 to June 2 at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Read Tammara’s thoughts about the importance of research dissemination here, read about the contest and all the finalists here, and watch Tammara’s video here.

Tammara Soma

Tammara is studying the factors that influence food consumption and food wasting in urban Indonesia and ways to end the dumping of food waste in landfills.

2014 Scholars