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Register for our upcoming Volunteer Orientations!

Register for our upcoming Volunteer Orientations!

Five of the major UBC Farm programs are now beginning volunteer orientations for the 2017 season. Get your hands dirty with the Urban Farmers Program, our Farm Market team, the Indigenous Gardens, our Outreach crew or the FarmWonders children’s programs. There are lots of fun shifts available for lots of keen farm-curious folk! The Urban […]

We are hiring! Spring Break Camp Leader, Deadline: February 19, 2017.

We are hiring! Spring Break Camp Leader, Deadline: February 19, 2017.

CSFS/UBC Farm Spring Break Camp Leader 2017:  Full-time March 13 to March 24, 2017, with the possibility of part-time hours in early and late March. Apply by Sunday, February 19, 2017.

The Future of Food Global Dialogues Presents Dr. Craig Borowiak: Mapping Community Gardens in a Divided City.

The Future of Food Global Dialogues Presents Dr. Craig Borowiak: Mapping Community Gardens in a Divided City.

Join us on February 17th at the Liu Institute for Global Issues where Dr. Craig Borowiak will discuss how urban agriculture fits within larger solidarity economies and post-capitalist politics in the U.S. The talk will include findings from an initiative to create a comprehensive inventory of community gardens in Philadelphia and to map them against […]

Intern Profile: Sigbrit Jaccard Søchting

Intern Profile: Sigbrit Jaccard Søchting

Internship: Biodiversity and Perennial Crops Supervisor: Mel Sylvestre I am a 5th year student in the Global Resource Systems program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems with a specialization in Global Health. For me, global health is unfortunately a very economic and political issue. Helping to achieve equity in health for all people […]

Summer Camps Now Open For Registration

Summer Camps Now Open For Registration

Spots are already filling up for our summer camp! Explore, run, draw and create in our beautiful Children’s Learning Garden; observe beehives and in-season crops on “field trips” around the farm. The theme of each of our one-week camps will be learned through a variety of exciting recreational activities, crafts and hands-on experiences. All camps […]

Student Internship applications are now open, apply today!

Student Internship applications are now open, apply today!

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 course assignments that support their practical learning. Gain work experience for credit!

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents: Anthony Peeples – Worker Justice with Restaurant Opportunities Centre United

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents: Anthony Peeples – Worker Justice with Restaurant Opportunities Centre United

Join us on March 17th at the Liu Institute for Global Issues where Anthony Peeples will discuss his experience as a ROC leader in Chicago. The first reflection will consider previous experiences on the Illinois and Indiana border as a local labor activist, running through the ranks of union member and development and growth from […]

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Bejoy K Thomas: Wastewater Reuse in Peri-Urban Bangalore

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Bejoy K Thomas: Wastewater Reuse in Peri-Urban Bangalore

Join us on March 23rd at the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory where Dr. Bejoy K Thomas will discuss the challenges and complexities in wastewater reuse in peri-urban Bangalore, India. Bejoy K Thomas is a social scientist, and Fellow in the Water, Land and Society program at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment […]

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Verena Seufert: What is this thing called organic?

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Verena Seufert: What is this thing called organic?

Join us on March 29th at the Liu Institute for Global Issues where Dr. Verena Seufert will discuss how organic farming is codified in regulations. Dr. Seufert is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in UBC’s Land Use and Global Environment Lab. She is a geographer-ecologist interested in all things food and nature. Verena believes that food is […]

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Barbara Seed: Developing the first Qatar National Food Guide

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series Presents Dr. Barbara Seed: Developing the first Qatar National Food Guide

Join us on April 5th at the Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability Lab where Dr. Barbara Seed will discuss the sustainability principles in the first Qatar National Food Guide. When Dr. Barbara Seed was hired to develop the first dietary guidelines (food guide) in Qatar in 2013, she succeeded in making them one of […]