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Fall Fair at UBC Farm

Come join us at our Fall Fair on Saturday, September 16 — at our Saturday Farmers Market — for a celebration of the harvest with live music, a pie tasting competition with celebrity judges, and over 20 different vendors selling produce, fruit, ice cream, baked goods, hot food, beverages, and more!

Gastón Gordillo, Jan. 31, 12:30pm: “The Imperial Metropolis: the Infrastructure of the Soy Supply Chain in South America”

Gaston Gordillo, UBC Anthropology. January 31st, 12:30-1:30pm. The Imperial Metropolis: the Infrastructure of the Soy Supply Chain in South America.

Michael Winter, March 28, 12:30pm: “Sustainable Intensification in Policy and Practice: The UK Story”

Michael Winter, University of Exeter, CSFS visiting scholar.

March 28th, 12:30-1:30pm.

More information on Michael Winter can be found here.

Yiching Song, Sept. 6th, 12:00pm: “Seed Saving, Participatory Plant Breeding, and Community Supported Agriculture: multi-actor innovation platforms to support small scale farming in Southwest China”

You are invited to the UBC Future of Food Dialogue Series: a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across UBC and North America to engage audiences with the Global Food System.

Yiching Song: “Forming Multi-actor innovation platforms and supporting small holding farmers through participatory plant breeding”


Dr. Yiching Song, obtained her Ph.D in rural sociology and rural development in Wageningen University, in the Netherlands in 1998. Since 2000, she has been a senior research fellow in the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), Chinese Academy of Science. She is also a lecture professor of the College of Humanity and Development of China Agricultural University and also hold the same position in Jilin Agricultural University. She has been appointed as a visiting senior research fellow in the China Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (CCIPA), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science. Her research focus on sustainable agricultural and rural development policies in China covering a range of several related areas like agricultural research and extension, biodiversity and related IPR and ABS issues, rural community based development and farmer organization, gender and related social issues etc. Her main research methodology is participatory action research and she is leading an participatory action research program under the CCAP. For details please visit

Decolonizing Research Methods Workshop: Thurs. Sept 14, 3pm-5:30pm

Join the Food Systems Network for this Future of Food Global Dialogue Series workshop on Decolonizing Research Methods (DRM), beginning with an introduction from Dr. Nora Angeles, Associate Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning.

Hiring Student Positions for Fall

We have posted four positions for the fall. Work learn eligibility is required, click here for more information.