Innovative sustainability learning is at the heart of the UBC Farm’s academic programming. Through curricular and co-curricular teaching activities spread over sixty courses from ten faculties, schools, and colleges, more than 2,500 students learn with the UBC Farm every year.
The farm embodies the concept of campus as a living lab, where learners of all ages can immerse themselves in the stewardship of a working and productive landscape. The relevant knowledge and practical skills acquired through farm learning activities empower students as sustainability leaders, therefore enhancing the ability to answer to some of society’s most pressing global challenges.
Professors and instructors connect their students with the farm’s unparalleled academic landscape through guided tours, in-class presentations, course-based projects, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate research projects. These teaching collaborations link with and complement the wide range of UBC’s Sustainability Strategy initiatives taking place across campus and integrate community service, research experience, and an interdisciplinary perspective.
The UBC Farm is open Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.