The Role of Innovation in Building a Food-Secure Future

The Role of Innovation in Building a Food-Secure Future

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Webinar: The Role of Innovation in Building a Food-Secure Future In early May, the Canadian government committed $252 million to help farmers and food processors manage through COVID-19, and it deemed workers in the food supply chain an essential service. Join Dr. Rickey Yada, Professor and Dean […]
Global News BC Feature: Susanna Klassen

Global News BC Feature: Susanna Klassen

Global News BC Feature: Susanna Klassen “There is needed to be a rapid shift in where food is going and how its being processed and packaged and our food system isn’t totally set up to deal with this scale…” Susanna Klassen, a PhD candidate working with the CSFS, recently said in an interview with Global […]
PWIAS Q&A: Dr. Hannah Wittman

PWIAS Q&A: Dr. Hannah Wittman

PWIAS Q&A: Dr. Hannah Wittman Since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, our Academic Director, Dr. Hannah Wittman, has been researching better ways to put food on tables in British Columbia and around the world. The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies recently did a Q&A with Dr. Wittman about how COVID-19 is affecting the food […]
The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black “More than food banks are needed to feed the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently co-authored an article in the Conversation on the issues with food banks and challenges of addressing food insecurity during COVID-19 through food banks. Check out the full […]
Welcoming Sean Smuckler as Interim Academic Director!

Welcoming Sean Smuckler as Interim Academic Director!

Thank you Juli and welcome Sean! We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Juli Carrillo for gracefully stepping into the unknown and taking on the role of Interim CSFS Academic Director during Hannah Wittman’s study leave this past year. Juli helped guide the CSFS with keen insight, heart, and dedication. She always looked […]
Photo Credits: The Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail Feature: Dr. Hannah Wittman

Globe and Mail Feature: Dr. Hannah Wittman “What we need is to build a resilient, regional food system that can produce a wide range of foods, and that can protect the future growing capacity of the land, so that it can pivot to adapt to crises like this,” said Dr. Hannah Wittman in a recent […]
BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources

BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources

BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources We know that it’s been hard to sift through the plethora of resources coming out every day about COVID-19, so we have compiled a list of COVID-19 food systems resources, media articles, and other content on the BC Food Web. We’ve created this repository for BC producers, processors, and […]
*Cancelled* Let Food Be Thy Medicine

*Cancelled* Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Let Food Be Thy Medicine About this Workshop This workshop explores how to bring the healing effect of herbs into your daily cuisine. Certain herbs are used in the kitchen on a regular basis and although these herbs are used for flavour, they also have a medicinal component. Others are mostly overlooked as a food […]
*Cancelled* Intro to Permaculture

*Cancelled* Intro to Permaculture

Intro to Permaculture About this Workshop Permaculture, derived from “Permanent Agriculture”, is a system of sustainable growing that mimics and draws from Nature, creating a self sufficient farm or garden that can thrive without harming the planet. It includes consideration for people and the planet and notes that beneficial plants are not just those that […]
A Food System in Crisis: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Opportunities for Change

A Food System in Crisis: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Opportunities for Change

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Webinar: A Food System in Crisis: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Opportunities for Change Join Dr. Sean Smukler, Interim Academic Director of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Department of Applied Biology and Soil Science; Dr. Kent Mullinix, Director of […]