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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 Internships (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This internship program came as a result of students […]
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 […]
Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher What is the focus of your research? I am an associate professor and chair of the political science department at Haverford College in Philadelphia. I study alternative political economies and for the past eight years have been focusing my studies on what is known as the ‘solidarity economy’. This […]
Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher What is your title? I am a postdoctoral researcher jointly appointed at UBC in the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and at the University of the Fraser Valley. What does your research with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm focus on? One of the main focus […]
No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm

No Ordinary Quest at the UBC Farm For Professor Maja Krzic the UBC Farm is a classroom for her students. Krzic developed the new Forest Humus Forms Quest app for her students to learn about soil and plants at the UBC Farm, believing this hands-on experience can push students towards a whole new level of […]