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CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

Our CSFS Annual Report captures the achievements and activities of our diverse programs and the milestones we have reached as an organization. Learn more about this year’s research findings, education programs and community initiatives here.

The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security is created by the LUGE Lab at UBC. This research group is led by CSFS Associate Navin Ramankutty and features CSFS postdoctoral researchers Zia Mehrabi and Matthew Mitchell. The project showcase an online exhibition features strikingly colourful maps that illustrate a vivid picture of global agriculture and key issues surrounding the food […]

Max Rivest - Photo Credits to Chung Chow

Feeding Growth: Cultivating Connections

“I see Feeding Growth and other organizations like Local BC or other food-processing associations as core entities to structure directed dialogue and the problem-solving conversation.” — Max Rivest, CEO and co-founder of Wize Monkey. Our Feeding Growth program is proud to hear that the alumni from our first cohort continues to ‘think outside the bean’. […]

Practicum Program Open House – This Saturday

Practicum Program Open House – This Saturday

Interested in our Practicum for Sustainable Agriculture? We are offering an Practicum Open House on Saturday as an opportunity to tour the Farm, meet current staff and students, and ask questions about the program.

We Are Hiring: Wholesale Worklearn Student (Paid)

We Are Hiring: Wholesale Worklearn Student (Paid)

We are seeking an energetic and reliable UBC student to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of and to participate in the success of the CSFS’ production and sales via direct marketing and wholesale channels. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Wholesale customer service tasks – assisting with communicating and liaising with local […]

We Are Hiring: CSA Program Assistant

We Are Hiring: CSA Program Assistant

We are seeking an energetic and reliable person to work with the UBC Farm team to support the growth of and to participate in the success of the CSFS’ production and sales via the CSA Program. The CSFS operates on a cost-recovery basis and farm product sales are a significant source of operating revenue. CSA […]

CSFS Students Tori Ostenso and Colin Dring. Photo by Joseph Boaz.

CSFS students Colin Dring and Tori Otenso featured in Richmond News

A local food system defined by us all CSFS PhD Student Colin Dring was interviewed by the Richmond News about how a local, sustainable food network must recognize the tastes, values, and income-variations of its resident cultures. “We’ve concentrated too much on the ingredients of a certain culture’s foods and haven’t created a space for […]

Seeds of Knowledge featured in the Georgia Straight

Seeds of Knowledge featured in the Georgia Straight

UBC Farm to launch sustainable food website at beet-tasting event Our upcoming event, Seeds of Knowledge: A Research Showcase and Beet Tasting at the UBC Farm, is featured in The Georgia Straight. This special event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 21 during the UBC Farm Farmers’ Market, will feature the current research […]

Mel Sylvestre featured in Podcast on Seed Saving at the UBC Farm

Mel Sylvestre featured in Podcast on Seed Saving at the UBC Farm

Mel Sylvestre, our Perennial, Biodiversity, and Seed Hub Coordinator at the UBC Farm, was featured in this podcast talking about the importance of seed saving. Today, seeds are accessible to farmers through private companies via catalogues and few produce their own local seeds. Hence, the practice of seed saving is declining. Mel takes part in a […]

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

We Are Hiring: Urban Farmers Volunteer Program Assistant

The Urban Farmers Volunteer Assistant works in collaboration with the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, the Perennials and Biodiversity Coordinator and other UBC Farm staff to provide day-to-day field supervision to student, community and public participants in the Urban Farmers Volunteer Program, as well as assisting with crop production and general farms tasks. For more information […]