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Matthew Vasilev and Katie Selbee (Twin Island Cider)

Power of Two: Matthew Vasilev and Katie Selbee of Twin Island Cider

Power of Two: Matthew Vasilev and Katie Selbee of Twin Island Cider July 14, 2022 “We met at UBC Farm over eight years ago – I was completing a Sustainable Farming Practicum there and Matthew was a new farm volunteer.” Katie Selbee, a UBC Farm Practicum grad, and Matthew Vasilev, a former volunteer at the Farm, run […]
Truffle Dog Team: John Kelly with Macchi

Hound found: on the hunt for truffles in British Columbia

Hound found: on the hunt for truffles in British Columbia July 6, 2022 Dr. Shannon Berch, adjunct professor with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and an associate member in Botany at the University of British Columbia, comments on the science of truffle cultivation. Berch leads the Truffle Establishment in British Columbia, a project […]
Food programs should be part of school

Food programs should be part of school

Food programs should be part of school June 29, 2022 “Children have the right to adequate, nourishing food. Yet, one in six B.C. families worries about or lacks enough money for food.” Dr. Jennifer Black (Faculty of Land and Food Systems), an associate here at the CSFS, co-wrote about why B.C.’s next budget should support universal […]
Get ready for the surprise inside this burger

Get ready for the surprise inside this burger

Get ready for the surprise inside this burger June 28, 2022 UBC residence chef Johnny Bridge combines the UBC Farm’s beets with Canadian beef for a fun and surprising experience. “Canadian beef is among the world’s best,” Bridge says. “Mix that with the UBC Farm, and it’s a chef’s dream. I wanted to highlight them […]
B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal

B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal

B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal June 27, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Leonard Foster (Michael Smith Lab; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) said he suspects that weather patterns will play an increasingly significant role in honey bee colony loss. Read more from: Black Press via Kelowna […]
xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden named one of the 100 Garden Moments of Canada

xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden named one of the 100 Garden Moments of Canada

xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden named one of the 100 Garden Moments of Canada June 27, 2022 Congratulations to all our friends at the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden! The xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden (Indigenous Health Research and Education Garden), located at the UBC Farm, has been recognized as one of the 100 Garden Moments of Canada – a list that will serve […]
Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Laura Super at UBC Farm

Utilizing UBC Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring

Utilizing UBC Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring Featuring Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Laura Super June 23, 2022 The CSFS’s Associate Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Faculty of Forestry PhD Candidate Laura Super discuss how they use UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to answer questions about biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and the impacts of climate change. […]
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, […]