Conference Presentations

Refereed Journals and Conference Proceedings

Lowitt, K., Nagy, M., Nelson, C.H. & Bavington, D. (2013, July). Where is the fish in the local food movement? Alternatives Journal, 39(4), 24-28.

Harrison, B., Nelson, C.H., & Stroink, M.L. (2013). Being in community: A food security themed approach to public scholarship. Journal of Public Scholarship and Higher Education. 3 (91-110).

Stroink, M.L. & Nelson, C.H. (2013). Complexity and food hubs: Five case studies from Northern Ontario. Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 18(5), 620-635.

Nelson, C.H. & Stroink, M.L. (2012, November). Hubs of knowledge creation: Exploring the potential for knowledge co-generation within the post-secondary academy Association of Commonwealth Universities. Interact, 3.

Stroink, M.L. & Nelson, C.H. (2012). Understanding local food behaviour and food security in rural First Nation communities: Implications for food policy. The Journal of Rural and Community Development, 7(3), 65-82. Accessed at

Nelson, C.H. & Stroink, M.L. (2012). Food security and sovereignty. Universitas Forum

Nelson, C.H. & Stroink, M.L. (2011). Food security and sovereignty. International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy – Government and Civil Society

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Stroink, M. & Nelson, C.H. (2009). Aboriginal health learning in the forest and cultivated gardens: Building a nutritious and sustainable food system. Journal of Agromedicine, 14:263-269.

Lyons, A.A., Park, J., Nelson, C.H. (2008). Food Insecurity and Obesity: A Comparison of Self-Reported and Measured Height and Weight. American Journal of Public Health. 98(4): 751-757.

Nelson, C.H. & Park, J. (2006) The nature and correlates of unmet mental health care needs in Ontario, Canada. Social Science & Medicine. 62(9) 2291-2300.

Nelson, C.H. & McPherson, D.H. (2004). Contextual fluidity: An emerging practice model for helping. Rural Social Work. 9, 199-209.

Professional Documentary Video

Nelson, C. & Raili Roy (Directors) and Harpelle, Ron (Producer). (2012). Eat, think, learn, grow: Community service learning at Lakehead University’s Food Security Research Network Food Security Research Network, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON. and and

Harpelle, R. & Nelson, C. (2011). Northern Grown: How is Thunder Bay Feeding Itself?  Food Security Research Network, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON. and