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Webinar: Basic Needs at UC – Crisis, Intersectionality and Transformation

When students’ most basic needs are not met, it’s hard for them to function, let alone learn. The university’s latest student-experience surveys show that 44 percent of undergraduates and 25 percent of graduate students across UC campuses are “food insecure.” Furthermore, 5 to 8 percent of all students have experienced homelessness at some point during their time at UC.

Diversity & Engagement is sponsoring this webinar for UCOP staff who wish to learn about research on basic needs, as well as strategies to support prospective UC students.


Ruben E. Canedo, the Research and Mobilization Coordinator at UC Berkeley, is engaged in addressing college student food access and security at all 10 UC campuses.

Tim Galarneau is the Community-Engaged Education Coordinator at UC Santa Cruz, where he oversees student education and engagement in agrifood issues.

Both presenters are co-chairs of the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) Food Access and Security Subcommittee.

Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dial-in or web access: Registration required. Access information will be provided upon registration at:

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