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Hiring Student Positions for Fall

Hiring Student Positions for Fall

We have posted four positions for the fall. Work learn eligibility is required, click here for more information.

Apply now for Fall Internships!

Apply now for Fall Internships!

Gain credit and work experience! The LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) prepares UBC students professionally and academically for future careers through a mentored learning experience with a real food business or organization. Students apply the theory they gain from class through on-the-ground food system-related work and through reflections and course assignments that support their […]

Volunteering for Students

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems facilitates organized volunteering opportunities at the UBC Farm. UBC students meet volunteer engagement requirements by participating to urban farming, children’s education, or Indigenous initiative volunteer activities. Volunteer opportunities are available during the main growing season (May-October) but there are opportunities available as early as February and as late as […]

Culturally Relevant Urban Wellness Program (CRUW)

  Project leads: Jeffrey J. Schiffer, PhD Candidate, Columbia University and Eduardo Jovel, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Impact: CRUW as a support for youth acknowledging land in a context of healing, growth, self-reflection, and personal and community development. Project Partners: Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society, Indigenous Research Partnerships at UBC’s Faculty of Land and […]

Scholars at the UBC Farm: Long Table Dinner Series

Scholars at the UBC Farm: Long Table Dinner Series

Join us outdoors at the farm for a 5-course long table dinner, showcasing the talents of UBC’s Executive Chef – David Speight and the team at Scholar’s Catering.

Producing Carrot Seed in Isolation Structures

Producing Carrot Seed in Isolation Structures

Project Lead: Chris Thoreau, FarmFolk CityFolk; Masters Student, Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Impact: Carrots are one of the more complex seed crops to produce. First, the crop is a biennial that requires two years to grow out and specific overwintering storage requirements. Secondly, domesticated carrot will readily cross with Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus […]

Intergenerational Landed Learning

  Project leads: Jolie Mayer-Smith, Faculty of Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy Impact: Unites generations in a community learning initiative that illustrates the values of lifelong learning, community mindedness, ecological and social citizenship, and civic responsibility. Project Partners: Think & Eat Green at School, Sustainable Opportunities for Youth Leadership Additional Information

Sustainable Food Systems Pedagogies

Sustainable Food Systems Pedagogies

  The research of An emerging signature pedagogy for sustainable food systems education, seeks to spur critical and creative thought regarding challenges of professional education in the field of sustainable food systems.   source of funding UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund contact information Will Valley Learn more about this project   

Farm to Institution: Exploring food literacy education and public procurement in British Columbia and beyond

Farm to Institution: Exploring food literacy education and public procurement in British Columbia and beyond

Project team: Lisa J. Powell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and UBC Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, lisa.powell@ubc.ca  (BC study lead); Hannah Wittman; Jill Guerra, M.A. Student, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability (Brazil study); Chris Hergesheimer, Ph.D. Student, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Ecuador study); Susanna Klassen, M.Sc. Student, […]

Prototyping an Innovative Assessment Tool for Monitoring Socio-ecological Outcomes of Farming Practices

Prototyping an Innovative Assessment Tool for Monitoring Socio-ecological Outcomes of Farming Practices

Project lead: Zia Mehrabi, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability; Hannah Wittman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Food, Nutrition and Health. Description: The Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Station at UBC Farm is spearheading an initiative to generate the decision-support technology that is needed for an environmentally sustainable and […]