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Applications Open for 2018 UBC Farm Market Vendors

Applications Open for 2018 UBC Farm Market Vendors

2018 UBC Farm Market Open for Vendor Applications We are excited to share the news that the 2018 UBC Farm Market is now open for vendor applications! Grow your business, build community and strengthen the local food economy with us this season at the only farmers market located on a working farm in Vancouver. Our […]

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 telling us they wanted to get their hands […]

How our internship program helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

How our internship program helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

Jeffrey Kwok, Outreach and Community Engagement Intern, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm As part of the LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) program, Jeffrey Kwok, a fourth year student in the Applied Animal Biology program, worked with the outreach team at UBC Farm. His role included creating, delivering, and facilitating educational curricula […]

Now Hiring Summer Food Systems Interns – Apply Now!

Now Hiring Summer Food Systems Interns – Apply Now!

Gain credit and work experience with positions on or off-campus. Open to all UBC students. See postings and apply now!

Karen Ageson is the CSA farmer for Farmers on 57th and a board member of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society. She is pictured in Vancouver, BC Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Jason Payne / PNG

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

Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region. Our Academic Director Hannah Wittman was featured in the Vancouver Sun talking about an increase in farms in Vancouver. As for the future of urban farms, Wittman doesn’t see a permanent shift toward agricultural use for land in the city. The majority of land area is […]

The secret to making it into Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

The secret to making it into Vancouver Farmer’s Markets

Join the Feeding Growth community at its coffee series on Thurs. Jan. 18! Learn everything you need to know to enter Vancouver Farmer’s Markets. Feeding Growth is joining forces with the Vancouver Farmers Markets and BC Association of Farmers Markets to share the ins and outs of finding yourself under a market tent and making […]

UBC Farm Markets featured on Fairchild TV

UBC Farm Markets featured on Fairchild TV

Check out the Fairchild TV feature on the UBC Farm Markets.  

Dawn Morrison

Dawn Morrison on CBC Ideas

Dawn Morrison, Founder, Chair and Coordinator of the B.C. Food Systems Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, was featured on CBC Ideas on Indigenous food sovereignty in a radio documentary called: Confronting the ‘perfect storm’: How to feed the future “Here in Canada we waste about a third of the food we produce. And yet four […]

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 refers to economic practices that depart […]