Sat Sri Akal (Hello)
Before my titles, I'm Gurneet.
A human who loves to plan adventures in the kitchen and backyard,
a racialized woman who voices racial justice in spaces that need it most,
last but not least I'm a creative soul who enjoys artistic expressions from doodles to canva.com.
Professionally, I am a dietetic student pursuing an MSc + Internship degree at Mount Saint Vincent University. My thesis focuses on dietetic diversity which highlights the counterstories of racialized dietitians in Canada. Previously, I completed a BASc in Nutrition & Food at X University (Formerly Ryerson University)
with a minor in Sociology along with a Certificate in Food Security.
I believe a lot of what's on your plate is impacted by factors beyond it!
Exploring the social determinants of health and systems thinking approaches
are critical in understanding the factors at play.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive standpoint,
I take it upon myself to uncover the story behind our plates.
Key Areas of Interests:
Social + Food Justice
Dietetics & Nutrition
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LAND & SOCIAL LOCATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
“Too many Canadians know little or nothing about the deep historical roots of these conflicts. This lack of knowledge has serious consequences for First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and for Canada.”- Quote from TRC Final Report
As a Panjabi-Sikh woman born and raised in Kanata (Canada), living between Kanadario (Ontario) & studying in Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia). I recognize my privileges as a settler and the ongoing impact of settler colonialism on the settler colonialism on the unceded, unsurrendered and stolen land belonging to the Indigenous people of Turtle Island. My role to reconcile includes the ongoing education to decolonize my learning, diet and language as a treaty person. Activism, sacrifice and discomfort are the experiences I must endear to reconcile with the Indigenous people and the land I call home. I recognize that I will make mistakes, my stance will change as I learn more and be more by embarking on an anti-racist journey towards reconciliation of myself to the community and land.