Future of Food Global Dialogue Series

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series

The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and the globe to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System.

The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings. Topics include climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy.

We invite you to consider collaborating with us or to suggest ideas for topics and speakers. If your team is planning to host speakers next year who may be a fit for our series, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Melanie Kuxdorf, Communications Coordinator with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food with Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle and Bob Quinn

Join organic farmer Bob Quinn and Stanford Lecturer Liz Carlisle for highlights from their new book, Grain by Grain.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

We All Live from the Land: Seeds of Recognition, Recognition of Seeds with Dr. Harriet Friedmann

In this talk, Dr. Harriet Friedmann will focus on seed governance at the interface of society, culture, and ecology. Seeds of recognition lie in new ways of understanding humans as a species at once like other species—in that humans change ecosystems to get food—but also unique in its capacity to reflect and change its practices.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Impacts of Local, Landscape, and Gardener Characteristics on Diversity, Ecological Networks, and Ecosystem Services in Urban Agroecosystems with Stacy Philpott

In this talk, Dr. Philpott will explore linkages between characteristics of gardens, landscapes, and gardeners and biodiversity, ecological networks, and ecosystem services such as pollination, pest control, water conservation, and food production.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Food insecurity: examining a complex problem through a systems thinking lens with Stephanie Godrich

Join visiting Registered Public Health Nutritionist Dr Stephanie Godrich to discuss determinants of food insecurity and showcase an Australian-first project that is examining the issue using a systems thinking approach.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dual Talk Event on Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Mariaelena Huambachano and American Youth Food Justice with Morten Nielsen

Join us for this Future of Food Dialogue with Mariaelena Huambachano and Morten Kromann Nielsen as they discuss contemporary issues American youth and Indigenous communities.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Infant food insecurity in Canada: The breastfeeding paradox, politics of infant food charity, and second-hand baby food environments with Lesley Frank

Join us for Infant food insecurity in Canada: The breastfeeding paradox, politics of infant food charity, and second-hand baby food environments with Lesley Frank, Associate Professor of Sociology, Acadia University.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Emancipatory Politics of Food Sovereignty with Annette Desmarais

Annette Desmarais joins us from the University of Manitoba to analyze how food sovereignty is conceptualized and practiced in the Basque Country, and how this food sovereignty seeks to build and mobilize on the global political scale.