Biography

Andrew Spring is an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental
Studies, and Associate Director of the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, at Wilfrid
Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. Andrew has experience in community development and
sustainability in rural communities throughout Canada working with UNESCO Biosphere
Reserves. He has a background in environmental science and engineering, as well as remote
sensing and mapping. Through his years of experience working in the Northwest Territories, he
has actively been building networks with communities, NGOs, and governments to promote
climate change adaption and dialog. His work explores the challenges and opportunities at the
intersection of food security and food sovereignty, climate change, and pressures exerted on food
systems traditional economic activity in Indigenous communities.

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