Future of Food

Future of Food Global Dialogue Series

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Decolonizing the Land and Food System: Indigenous Resilience in Times of Crisis

Decolonizing the Land and Food System: Indigenous Resilience in Times of Crisis

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Webinar: Decolonizing the Land and Food System: Indigenous Resilience in Times of Crisis The compounded crises of climate change and COVID-19 have widened the inequalities that exist in our already unequal food system. Decolonizing the land and food system is thus a critical strategy for putting economies […]
What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.

What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Webinar: What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system. Join Navin Ramankutty, Professor, Faculty of Arts, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and Faculty of Science, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability & Will Valley, Senior Instructor in the Faculty of Land and […]
Webinar Series: Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

Webinar Series: Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

Future of Food Webinar Series Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond Join us for our new webinar series: Building a Resilient Food System During COVID-19 and Beyond. This webinar series will feature many of the foremost food systems experts from UBC and across BC, brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food […]
Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis Thursday, February 27, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Farmers can play a disproportionately large role in mitigating the effects of climate change. In this discussion, by Stuart Oke, we will explore how to build a climate friendly food system. The climate crisis is real and worsening and […]
The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability

The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability

The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability Thursday, November 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join author Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern in a talk about her new book about the new influx of immigrant farmers in the United States. Although the majority of farms in the United States have US-born owners who identify […]