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The English Dispatch by Alex Pomeroy

 

The English Dispatch of The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Alex Pomeroy first came to the UBC Farm as a practicum student in 2019, joining the field team in January 2020 as a field coordinator managing alliums, potatoes, cucurbits and legumes and spent one year with the chickens. He just left the […]
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Only one-in-five hungry Canadians use food banks — what's broken?

 

Only one-in-five hungry Canadians use food banks — what’s broken? January 16, 2023 CSFS Associate and Land and Food Systems professor Dr. Jennifer Black explained why people avoid food banks. “Most people will do almost anything to not have to go. They’ll borrow money from friends. They’ll sacrifice things. They’ll sell things. They’ll go into […]
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6 new climate policies anticipated for B.C. in 2023

 

Six new climate policies anticipated for B.C. in 2023 January 16, 2023 A report by CSFS Associate and Land and Food Systems research associate Matthew Mitchell looked into how Canada can reach its biodiversity targets by 2030. Meeting the 30 per cent target of land and water conserved means the country will have to protect […]
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Five ‘eco-types’ who focus on the environment

 

Five ‘eco-types’ who focus on the environment January 16, 2023 CSFS Associate and Sociology professor Dr. Emily Huddart Kennedy wrote about the most common types of relationship people have with the environment. The eco-types include the Eco-Engaged, Self-Effacing, Optimists, Fatalists and the Indifferent. Read the full article at the Winnipeg Free Press.
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What type of environmentalist are you?

 

What type of environmentalist are you? December 7, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Emily Huddart Kennedy argued that instead of judging a person’s behaviours or attitudes about environmental issues, we can become curious about why they believe or act as they do. “We can trust that if we had grown up in the same circumstances, we would […]
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Raccoons get a reputation makeover

 

Raccoons get a reputation makeover December 7, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram (Forest & Conservation Sciences, Zoology) discussed her research that is mapping raccoon social networks. Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal (subscription).
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Joy of Feeding

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