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Brent Loken is an interdisciplinary scientist and social entrepreneur whose work spans from community-based conservation in the Borneo forests to the rediscovery of the Miller’s grizzled langur, a once thought extinct primate. He was awarded the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship and Vanier Graduate Scholarship to pursue his PhD studies in resource and environmental management at SFU.
Shortly after completing his PhD and fuelled by his drive and passion for creating change, Brent set out to transform the global food system. He went on to work for EAT, an Oslo based consortium that tackles issues such as feeding 10 billion people healthy and sustainable diets. Brent is the Director of Science Translation at EAT and was a lead author on the ground-breaking EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, which recently made global headlines and has been called a “game-changer” and one of the most important reports ever written. Brent says the REM program’s focus on interdiscipliarity is “absolutely key” to his role at EAT.