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Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity

Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity

Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity Feeding Growth Alumni, Max Rivest the co-founder of Wize Monkey and Mauricio Lozano from Faculty Brewing Co. have been featured in an article by Vancouver is Awesome. The unique partnership has created the world’s first coffee leaf infused beer. “Our brewery is focused on education, collaboration and innovation, and this […]
Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS The UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems was featured in an article on Georgia Straight, written by Carlito Pablo. The article mentioned how the UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems helps farmers adapt to climate change and research ways to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change. “The 24-hectare UBC […]
Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada Researcher Dr. Lesley Frank, professor of sociology at Acadia University and a 2018 CSFS visiting scholar, was featured on CBC’s The Current talking about her work on infant food insecurity in Canada. Dr. Lesley Frank first became involved in infant feeding issues as an outreach worker, promoting the “Breast is […]
CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018 Did you know: Last year we grew 109,000 pounds of food, we had 30 active research projects, 2,300+ UBC students engaged in CSFS-related courses, 7,000 food literacy program participants, and 12,000 participants in 542 community events! Our CSFS Annual Report captures the achievements of our diverse programs and the milestones we […]
The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security The Colours of Food Security is a series of bold and striking maps created by the LUGE Lab that paints a picture of global agriculture, and key issues surrounding the food system. The message of this exhibit is that to achieve food secure future we need new visions that view […]
Researcher Profile: Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor What is your title? I am a professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. What is your research project and what is it all about? It’s not really one project but a series of projects looking at how honey bees respond to pests and pathogens. We’re studying a number of […]
Researcher Profile: Dr. Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Dr. Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Dr. Jennifer Black, Associate Professor What is your title? I’m an associate professor in the Food, Nutrition, and Health (FNH) Program at UBC. What is your research project and what is it all about? I worked on the first iteration of the Think&EatGreen@School Project. This project was a five-year SSHRC-funded community-university research alliance […]
Focus on vegetable seeds

Focus on vegetable seeds

Our Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alexandra Lyon was featured in The Western Producer talking about the British Columbia Seed Trials project and its goal to help farmers identify crops and varieties that have a strong potential for the seed industry in B.C.
Zia Mehrabi, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too Our Postdoctoral Fellow Zia Mehrabi was featured in Nature talking about the need for governments, the private sector and agricultural-development organizations to create data-driven agronomy that is accessible to all farmers. “…many smallholders have no Internet access and are unable to buy goods such as fertilizer […]
Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow How did you get into this field of research? I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope that my work has an impact on the environment in a positive way and it helps […]