Cory Spencer

Cory Spencer

Cory Spencer Cory Spencer – 2009 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? I own a 130 head goat dairy and cheese making operation called the Haltwhistle Cheese Co. We produce a variety of raw milk goat and cow’s milk cheeses. What path did you take after your practicum to arrive at […]
Gregg Ashby

Gregg Ashby

Gregg Ashby Gregg Ashby – 2019 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? Director of Finance and Operations What path did you take after your practicum to arrive at your current occupation? I work for Renewal Funds, who invests in sustainable products and environmental technology. The role is part time, which gives […]
Alisha M’Lot

Alisha M’Lot

Alisha M’Lot Alisha M’Lot – 2018 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Job Title Practicum Field Mentor & Field Lead What is your occupation? Half of my time at the UBC Farm is spent working as the field lead for our Brassica Field, elbow deep in curly kales and magical romanesco cauliflowers, as well as […]
Brianna Thompson

Brianna Thompson

Brianna Thompson Brianna Thompson – 2019 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Job Title Senior Plant Growth Operations Technician and Food Security Coordinator What is your occupation? I work in a research/technology company working on sustainable agriculture solutions including a neem-based biopesticide. I am responsible for maintaining their plants for research on a farm, a […]
Amy Norgaard

Amy Norgaard

Amy Norgaard Amy Norgaard – 2015 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? I am completing a MSc in Soil Science in the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab at UBC. My research helps organic farmers meet their goal of producing food with a reduced environmental impact through enhanced nutrient management! For this work, […]
Feeding Growth & COVID-19

Feeding Growth & COVID-19

Feeding Growth & COVID-19 What is the Feeding Growth & COVID-19 workshop series? Join us for our new workshop series: Feeding Growth & COVID-19. This workshop series will feature many Feeding Growth alumni as we come together to learn how to build resilience in times of adversity. This three-part series will air approximately every three […]
Farmers: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Farmers: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Farmers: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic From labour shortages to supply chain delays, COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new challenges for B.C. farmers. How are farmers responding to the day-to-day disruptions caused by pandemic? As food insecurity becomes tangible for many British Columbians, how […]
Eating Close to Home: Fostering Local Food Production During COVID-19

Eating Close to Home: Fostering Local Food Production During COVID-19

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Eating Close to Home: Fostering Local Food Production During COVID-19 As COVID-19 outbreaks and restaurant closures have exposed the fragility of the industrial food system, local food producers are stepping in to pick up the slack. For many local farmers, processors, restaurant-owners, and community workers, COVID-19 has […]
Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19

Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped many Canadians’ understanding of essential labour. Now, more than ever, it is undeniable that undocumented and migrant workers form the backbone of our economy. At the same time, migrant workers in the agricultural […]
Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller Jennifer Lipka is an undergraduate student with the UBC BeeHIVE Research Cluster researching bumble bee abundance and diversity on UBC campus. Read more about her research, and how it feeds into the Bee Smart program. Check out the full […]