Sydney Hnatiuk

Research Associate

BASc (Production Horticulture), MSc (Agroecology), ATAg

Sydney is a systems thinker with extensive experience and knowledge in farming and food systems in Western Canada and Norway. She has a keen interest in contributing to sustainable food and agriculture by means of empowering food citizens and facilitating multi-disciplinary collaboration.  Sydney joined Upland in 2021, eager to participate in improving food systems through an agroecological lens. Approaching agroecology form a social sciences perspective, she is interested in how individuals relate to food and how these relationships shape the agricultural systems which sustain regions and communities. Sydney’s perspective on food and agriculture is rooted in years of experience working on farms with both livestock and vegetable production in Alberta, British Columbia, and Norway. In addition to her rural work, she has extensive experience in urban food production and horticultural management in Alberta. Sydney brings to Upland an array of experience in public engagement and hands on qualitative research.

In 2021, Sydney received a MSc in Agroecology from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Sydney also holds a BASc in Production Horticulture from Olds College in Alberta, Sydney is now pursuing her Technical Agrologist designation through BCIA.