Sean Smukler to be new CSFS Director

Sean Smukler to be new CSFS Director

Announcing our new Director A message from Dean Rickey Yada October, 2022 I am pleased to announce that Sean Smukler will become the new Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, effective January 1, 2023. Many of you are familiar with Sean who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of […]
Joy of Feeding

Joy of Feeding

Joy of Feeding Chefs show their roots at the UBC Farm Sunday, October 2 from 12 to 3 pm Join 12 local chefs, including some from Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants, preparing their favourite family recipes in the fields of Vancouver’s local organic farm, the UBC Farm. Featuring UBC Farm produce, Joy of Feeding is an […]
Leonard Foster: B.C. bees face deadly virus

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 […]
Students use AI to Tackle Heat Damage

Students use AI to 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 […]
Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus: Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann

Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus: Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann

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, […]
Leonard Foster talks about importance of bees: City News

Leonard Foster talks about importance of bees: City News

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 […]
Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight

Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight

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 […]
Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science

Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science

Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science June, 2022 Congratulations to CSFS Associate Maja Krzic on being named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS)! This award is presented to members of the CSSS with a distinguished record of accomplishment in soil science and service to the CSSS society.
Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire: Sean Smukler

Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire: Sean Smukler

Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire News Source: Corporate Knights May 9, 2022 CSFS Associate and chair of agriculture and environment in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Dr. Sean Smukler and NSERC industrial research chair in animal welfare Dr. Dan Weary were interviewed about about adapting animal agriculture to climate […]
Teaser: Growing a Farm

Teaser: Growing a Farm

Growing a Farm: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm Teaser How a group of dedicated students started, and beat the odds to save, the UBC Farm. https://lfs400media.landfood.ubc.ca/UBCFarm/Episode1_Planting_The_Seeds.mp3 Show notes: To further your knowledge of Musqueam Territory upon which the UBC Farm is situated, check out Land Beneath Our Feet, a Musqueam guide brought to […]