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Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Prof. 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: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Associate Prof. 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 […]
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.
Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

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 […]
Coffee Series

Coffee Series

Coffee Series Feeding Growth Coffee Series A series of dialogues about food business subjects you care about, in collaboration with engaged food industry partners, and with the Feeding Growth recipe you like: personable and caring food industry mentors; inspiring yet mighty practical insight; and a helpful community of progressive change-makers.   Events More questions? Join […]
Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor What is your title? I am an Assistant 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 […]
Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member

Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member

Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member What is your title? I am a professor and a Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security. At UBC I am cross-appointed with the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, and an associate member of […]
Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) launched a new wave of LFS Career Development opportunities (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This career development program came as a result of […]
Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region Our Academic Director Hannah Wittman was featured in the Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region”, talking about an increase in farms in Vancouver. As for the future of urban farms, Wittman doesn’t see a […]