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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future.

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Pollinator Walk at UBC Farm

iNaturalist Monthly Bioblitz

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Utilizing Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring


Utilizing UBC Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring Featuring Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Laura Super June 23, 2022 The CSFS’s Associate Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Faculty of Forestry PhD Candidate Laura Super discuss how they use UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to answer questions about biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and the impacts of climate change. […]
Dr. Leonard Foster

B.C. bees face deadly virus


‘Higher than historical losses’: B.C. bees face growing threat of deadly virus News Sources: CTV, Glacier Media via Vancouver is Awesome, Times Colonist, New Westminster Record, Delta Optimist, Powell River Peak, Prince George Citizen, Pique Newsmagazine, Tri-City News, Alaska Highway NewsCHEK News June 6, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Leonard Foster (Michael Smith Lab; department of biochemistry […]

Can AI tackle heat damage?


UBC Students use Artifical Intelligence (AI) to Tackle Heat Damage May 31, 2022 Students from UBC Sauder School of Business and UBC Faculty of Applied Science have teamed up on a project that uses AI to help prevent heat damage in fruit crops. When surface temperatures of fruit monitored by the AI reach a certain […]
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Researchers are developing an ‘insect forecasting’ system


Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus News Source: Reach Out magazine May 24, 2022 A new “sticky” Campus as a Living Laboratory project will enable CSFS researchers Drs. Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann to monitor insects in real-time, on a scale never done before. “This project promises to help us understand insect biodiversity, […]
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Support all bees to help the environment


Vancouver West End rooftop home to hives to help local bee population News Source: City News May 20, 2022 “The more we can do to support bee health of all kinds — not just honeybees — the better off our environment is going to be,” says Dr. Leonard Foster CSFS Associate and Professor, Michael Smith […]
Dr. Sean Smukler

Cold weather delays growing season


Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight News Sources: Global, CFox, Q107 May 16, 2022 Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, commented on the impact of longer than usual cold […]
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