Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia
Gisèle Yasmeen has been a Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia since the fall of 2014. Her expertise is in food systems, on which she has published and consulted since the early 1990s. She is also affiliated with the Margaret A. Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security at McGill University and is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University. Gisèle is the former Executive Director of the Food Secure Canada - a bilingual, pan-Canadian organization with public policy influence. She is a former senior executive with the federal government, serving as Vice-President of Research and Partnerships at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She has advised numerous Canadian and international clients and has served on a number of boards of directors.
She is currently a board member of Farm Radio International and the Association for Canadian Studies. She comments regularly in the English and French media, and has studied Spanish, Thai, Urdu and Mandarin. Gisèle holds a PhD from UBC, an MA from McGill and an Honours BA from the University of Ottawa.