Researcher Profile: CSFS Associate Sean Smukler

Researcher Profile: CSFS Associate Sean Smukler

Researcher Profile: CSFS Associate Sean Smukler UBC Associate Professor of Applied Biology in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Soil Science Junior Chair in the department of Agriculture and the Environment. What is your current research project and what is it all about? My lab, the Sustainable Agriculture Lab, works on helping farmers […]
Focus on vegetable seeds

Focus on vegetable seeds

Our Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alexandra Lyon was featured in The Western Producer talking about the British Columbia Seed Trials project and its goal to help farmers identify crops and varieties that have a strong potential for the seed industry in B.C.
Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too Our Postdoctoral Fellow Zia Mehrabi was featured in Nature talking about the need for governments, the private sector and agricultural-development organizations to create data-driven agronomy that is accessible to all farmers. “…many smallholders have no Internet access and are unable to buy goods such as fertilizer […]
UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us

UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us

UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us UBC Farm Seeds: Plan your season with us Are you starting to plan your garden for spring? Did you know that you can buy UBC Farm seeds, online? Here at the UBC Farm, we are committed to preserving our seeds as ecologically grown, open-pollinated, regionally adapted, held […]
Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Lyon is now Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University How did you get into this field of research? I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope […]
Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) launched a new wave of LFS Career Development opportunities (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This career development program came as a result of […]
How LFS 496 helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

How LFS 496 helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace

How LFS 496 helped prepare Jeffery Kwok for the workplace *Disclaimer: The Career Development in Land and Food Systems course is the updated title of the previously-named Career Development in Land and Food Systems Internship. Jeffrey Kwok, Outreach and Community Engagement Intern, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm As part of the LFS […]
Hannah Wittman

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region

Hannah Wittman featured in Vancouver Sun article: Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region Our Academic Director Hannah Wittman was featured in the Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver sees increase in farms despite downturn in region”, talking about an increase in farms in Vancouver. As for the future of urban farms, Wittman doesn’t see a […]
Internship Profile: Meryn Corkery

Internship Profile: Meryn Corkery

Student Profile: Meryn Corkery *Disclaimer: The Career Development in Land and Food Systems course is the updated title of the previously-named Career Development in Land and Food Systems Internship. Internship: Communications Intern and Academic Assistant WorkLearn Supervisors: Melanie Kuxdorf (Internship) and Veronik Campbell (WorkLearn) What are you studying? I am in my third year in […]