Office of the Provost Student Food Insecurity Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference   
January 21, 2019

The Student Food Insecurity Advisory Committee will work collaboratively to support the implementation of the recommendations of the Food Insecurity Working Group established in 2019. The committee will monitor sector-wide emerging and good practices that support food-insecure students. 


  • To provide a forum for improved communication and collaboration among campus stakeholders advancing initiatives that address student food insecurity
  • To review current policies, programs, services, and relevant information available to students to ensure these reflect good practices, are of high quality, and are appropriate for students in the Queen's environment
  • To review available data and emerging practices related to food insecurity at Queen’s, including through student surveys, faculty research, and emerging national and provincial trends
  • To work towards creating a food culture at Queen’s in which stigma is reduced and there is broad understanding of the issues of student food insecurity
  • To make recommendations, as requested and as appropriate, to campus stakeholders with respect to good and emerging practices that address food insecurity.


  • The group shall meet at least once per term
  • Each year the members will identify priority issues on which the group will focus through the academic year
  • Agenda items and issues for discussion may be proposed by any member to the Chair
  • The group will provide an annual progress report to the Office of the Provost.


  • Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs delegate (chair)
  • Representative from Student Wellness Services
  • Representative from Hospitality Services
  • Representative from the School of Graduate Studies
  • Representative from Student Financial Aid
  • Representative from the Division of Student Affairs
  • Representative from the Alma Mata Society
  • Representative from the Society for Graduate and Professional Students
  • One Graduate Student-at-Large
  • One Undergraduate Student-at-Large


For the Report released from the Food Insecurity Working Group in December 2019, please see below.

 Food Insecurity Report (1.63 MB)