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Farm to Institution: Exploring food literacy education and public procurement in British Columbia and beyond

Farm to Institution: Exploring food literacy education and public procurement in British Columbia and beyond

Project team:  Lisa J. Powell,, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm and UBC Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, (BC study lead); Hannah Wittman; Jill Guerra, M.A. Student, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability (Brazil study); Chris Hergesheimer, Ph.D. Student, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Ecuador study); Susanna Klassen, M.Sc. Student, UBC […]

Prototyping an Innovative Assessment Tool for Monitoring Socio-ecological Outcomes of Farming Practices

Prototyping an Innovative Assessment Tool for Monitoring Socio-ecological Outcomes of Farming Practices

Project lead:Zia Mehrabi, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability; Hannah Wittman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Food, Nutrition and Health. Description: The Long Term Socio-Ecological Research Station at UBC Farm is spearheading an initiative to generate the decision-support technology that is needed for an environmentally sustainable […]

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AQUA(RE)3: Sustainable Agri-Aquaculture

Project leads:  Andrew Riseman, Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems; Tony Farrell, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, CRC Tier 1 in Fish Physiology, culture and conservation. Impact: Address the multifaceted global threats of fish stock collapse, food insecurity, and environmental degradation.

Exploring the Role of Plant Functional Traits and Anatomy in Leaf Litter Decomposition

Exploring the Role of Plant Functional Traits and Anatomy in Leaf Litter Decomposition

Project leads: Cindy Prescott, Professor, Faculty of Forestry and Jenna Zukswert, MSc Candidate, Faculty of Forestry Impact: Build forest leaf litter decomposition rate models to increase the preciseness of carbon cycling predictions in the face of climate change.

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Honey Bees: Pathogen Response

  Project lead: Leonard Foster, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director, Centre for High-Throughput Biology. Impact: Understand some of the means by which bees can defend themselves against pathogens and enrich a particular kind of social behaviour in bees, known as hygienic behaviour that enables bees to better fend-off mites […]

Geographic Variation and Speciation in Birds

Geographic Variation and Speciation in Birds

Geographic Variation and speciation in birds Project leads: Contact: Darren Irwin, Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, UBC Impact: The UBC Farm provides a wonderful site to study the bird fauna of the Vancouver area, allowing us to compare the genetic and phenotypic traits (e.g. plumage colours, songs) of local birds with those in […]

Truffle Establishment in British Columbia

Photo courtesy of Shannon Berch: Pèrigord black truffle Project leads:  Shannon Berch, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Associate Member, Ministry of Forests Impact: Successful cultivation of Pèrigord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) using English oak (Quercus robur) as the host tree to develop Best Management Practices for use in establishing a commercial truffle industry. Project Partners: British Columbia […]

Summer Market Season Is Here!

Summer Market Season Is Here!

See you every Saturday morning for UBC Farmers Market. Pick up some veggies after work on Tuesday evenings and during lunch time on campus every Wednesday. Learn more about UBC Farm produce and how you can participate.

BC Seed Trials

BC Seed Trials

A multi-year collaboration between Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, Farm Folk City Folk and UBC Farm, The BC Seed Trial research project aims to increase the quality and quantity as well as the biodiversity of BC’s seed industry. The ongoing research will identify seed that is well adapted to the local climate and […]

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Celebrate Solstice at the UBC Farm

Tonight, June 20th 2017. Join the circle for a public choral celebration at the farm to mark the longest day of the year. Several community choirs will be in the circle and leading our singing. Free to all!