Bavan Pushpalingam

Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholar, University of Toronto

About Bavan Pushpalingam

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a major in Public Policy and a double minor in French and Food Studies. 

My research interests are in food security studies from a policy and conflict perspective. 

My hobbies include cooking, singing and journaling! 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Toronto

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Agriculture Ethnic & Racial Studies Immigration Politics Poverty Sustainability Urban Planning

Area of Expertise

Humanities Languages Politics Social Sciences

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My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Cooking/Baking Crafts & DIY Film & TV Foreign languages Hiking/walking Music Podcasts Politics & current events Tennis Travelling Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Channels contributed to:

Social Sciences Research

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University of Toronto

Recent Comments

Nov 20, 2023
Replying to Princess Agina

It's fantastic to see comprehensive and targeted research like this, particularly addressing the critical issue of food security. It’s heartening to see how this study not only presents findings but also pushes for policy dialogues to instigate real change. The acknowledgement of the intersectionality of socio-economic stressors like the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation on food insecurity is particularly noteworthy. This research has the potential to be a critical catalyst for interventions. Great work!

Thank you so much for this comment, Princess! My goal was to use this research to engender sustainable interventions in my community as funding structures for policy and programs initiative require concrete research that supports your goal. This community-engaged research project is the first-step for actionable change! Thank you so much once again for the support!