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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 […]

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 areas of my research through CSFS […]

New Community Kitchen Program at UBC Farm

New Community Kitchen Program at UBC Farm

The UBC Farm is starting a monthly community kitchen where community members (including students, faculty, staff and neighbours) come together to prepare a meal as a group.  We will accept donations for the meal, whatever you are able to pay…

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

Vancity’s enviro™ Visa Announces $500,000 Donation to Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

We are grateful and excited to announce that we recently received $500,000 from Vancity’s enviro™ Visa program, the enviroFund™ in support of our proposed food and beverage pilot processing facility – The UBC Farm’s Business and Agri-Food Research Network (or BARN@UBC Farm). The BARN@UBC Farm will be an integral part of the sustainable food systems […]

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 learning.

UBC Farm’s Organic Certification

UBC Farm’s Organic Certification

Learn all about the joys and challenges in organic certification. Why did we decide to do it? How does it affect our research fields? What about our chickens? Find all the answers here.

UBC Farm Celebrates The Naming Ceremony of xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Gardens

UBC Farm Celebrates The Naming Ceremony of xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Gardens

On October 3, 2016 the Indigenous Health and Research Education Gardens at the UBC Farm was given a new Musqueam name: xʷc̓ic̓əsəm – which means ‘place of growing’ in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language. A sculpture, named the Thunder Child by Algonquin artist David Robinson was raised. A marking stone was dressed with ochre and eagle down. We are delighted […]