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Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Associate Professor What is your title? I am an Associate Professor of Applied Biology in the faculty of Land and Food Systems and am Soil Science Junior Chair in the department of Agriculture and the Environment. What is your current research project and what is it all about? My lab, the Sustainable […]
Maclean’s Feature: What climate change would mean for Canada’s famous landmarks

Maclean’s Feature: What climate change would mean for Canada’s famous landmarks

MacLean’s Feature: What climate change would mean for Canada’s famous landmarks Sean Smukler, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, was featured as part of Maclean’s Magazine’s series on climate change in an article titled “what climate change would mean for Canada’s famous landmarks.” Smukler addressed the implications of climate change – […]
The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI

The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI

The Ruminant Podcast Feature: Alex Lyon & CANOVI Our CSFS Post-Doc, Alex Lyon, was featured on the agriculture podcast, The Ruminant Podcast. In it, she talked about participatory plant breeding and her work with CANOVI at the UBC Farm. CANOVI is a CSFS project funded by Organic Science Cluster 3, part of the Canadian Agricultural […]
ReachOut Feature: Thinking Small in the Face of Climate Change

ReachOut Feature: Thinking Small in the Face of Climate Change

ReachOut Feature: Thinking Small in the Face of Climate Change CSFS researchers Dr. Juli Carrillo and Dr. Cara Haney were featured in the latest issue of the Land and Food Systems Faculty Journal, ReachOut, for their two-year research project investigating how beneficial soil microbes can help plants deal with the global rise in carbon dioxide. […]
ReachOut Feature: Better Veggies for Canadian Organic Farmers

ReachOut Feature: Better Veggies for Canadian Organic Farmers

ReachOut Feature: Better Veggies for Canadian Organic Farmers CSFS researchers Dr. Alexandra Lyon and Dr. Hannah Wittman were featured in the latest issue of the Land and Food Systems Faculty Journal, ReachOut, for their latest Canada-wide research venture, the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) project. The CANOVI project aims to help organic vegetable growers find […]
ReachOut Feature: Learning Tools for Just Food

ReachOut Feature: Learning Tools for Just Food

ReachOut Feature: Learning Tools for Just Food Joyce Liao and Meryn Corkery, fourth-year students in the Faculty of Global Resource Systems and former and current WorkLearns (respectively) with the CSFS at UBC Farm, were featured in the latest issue of the Land and Food Systems Faculty Journal ReachOut. The feature highlights their two-year research project, […]
FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director, co-authored a publication that was featured in the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations newsletter, with Vivian Valencia (Wageningen University) and Jennifer Blesh (University of Michigan). This article shows how the convergence of public policies supporting mediated […]
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 Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a Living Laboratory. The Georgia Straight article mentioned how the 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 farm at the university’s Point […]
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 […]