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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 […]

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 […]

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AQUA(RE)3: Sustainable Agri-Aquaculture

  Project leads:  Andrew Riseman, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems; Tony Farrell, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, CRC Tier 1 in Fish Physiology, culture and conservation. Impact: Address the multifaceted global threats of fish stock collapse, food insecurity, and environmental degradation.

Exploring the Role of Plant Functional Traits and Anatomy in Leaf Litter Decomposition

Exploring the Role of Plant Functional Traits and Anatomy in Leaf Litter Decomposition

Project leads: Cindy Prescott, Professor, Faculty of Forestry and Jenna Zukswert, MSc Candidate, Faculty of Forestry Impact: Build forest leaf litter decomposition rate models to increase the preciseness of carbon cycling predictions in the face of climate change.

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Honey Bees: Pathogen Response

  Project lead: Leonard Foster, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, Centre for High-Throughput Biology. Impact: Understand some of the means by which bees can defend themselves against pathogens and enrich a particular kind of social behaviour in bees, known as hygienic behaviour that enables bees to better fend-off mites […]

Geographic Variation and Speciation in Birds

Geographic Variation and Speciation in Birds

Geographic Variation and speciation in birds Project leads: Darren Irwin, Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, UBC Impact: The UBC farm provides a wonderful site to study the bird fauna of the Vancouver area, allowing us to compare the genetic and phenotypic traits (e.g. plumage colours, songs) of local birds with those in more […]