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Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure

Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure

Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure News Source: Vancouver Sun Dec 10, 2021 “If the city is to consider hosting another Olympics, it has to spread out the amenities across the city.” – Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe, CSFS Associate and UBC Education professor, shares his perspective on the possibility of another Olympics […]
Growing a Farm Podcast: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm

Growing a Farm Podcast: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm

UBC Farm Podcast Growing a Farm: The 20-year Journey of the UBC Farm The UBC Farm is 20 years old! To celebrate we are excited to release a limited podcast series, bringing forward the voices of some of the many people who helped start and, ultimately, save the UBC Farm. The Teaser is out! Listen […]
Cowichan couple cultivates a passion for cheesemaking

Cowichan couple cultivates a passion for cheesemaking

Cowichan couple cultivates a passion for cheesemaking News Source: The Discourse April 20, 2021 “A lot of the farming community around us have become our good friends. It’s a support network — we all go through the same rigours of being farmers.” – Cory Spencer Cory Spencer, 2009 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum and […]
Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil

Fraser Valley farmers won’t know for weeks how floodwaters have affected prized soil News Source: CBC November 28, 2021 “Those pollutants may not be on site anymore. They actually might be in our nearby aquatic ecosystems.” – Dr. Sean Smukler Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and agricultural ecologist, spoke about the ways how recent flooding events […]
How the B.C. floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system

How the B.C. floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system

How the B.C. floods revealed the fragility of Canada’s food system News Source: The Globe and Mail November 27, 2021 “In order to make the modern food system today, it involved a lot of trying to control nature.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and IRES Professor, gave comments in The Globe and […]
Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting

Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting

Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting News Source: Surrey Now-Leader, North Delta Reporter, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Langley Advance Times, Abbotsford News, Chilliwack Progress, Victoria News, Kelowna Capital News November 26, 2021 “The key is to ask yourself, is this something that I will use for a long time? Or is it […]
‘A form of control’: Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it

‘A form of control’: Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it

‘A form of control’: Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it News Source: Vancouver is Awesome November 19, 2021 “What these events are showing is making visible the cracks in the food system that have been there for some time.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and IRES Professor, was […]
Celebrating 20 Years: The UBC Farm Anniversary Report is Published

Celebrating 20 Years: The UBC Farm Anniversary Report is Published

Check out our Anniversary Report Celebrating 20 Years of the UBC Farm Celebrate the progress of the UBC Farm since its inception 20 years ago, including the creation of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems 10 years ago and the developments in research, education programs, and food cultivation, all in the service of our mission […]
Focus on food technology at climate conference ignores what the farmers need

Focus on food technology at climate conference ignores what the farmers need

Focus on food technology at climate conference ignores what most of the world’s farmers need, experts say News Source: National Observer November 8, 2021 “We have a biodiversity crisis that is as bad as the climate crisis, but hasn’t captured as much attention — farming is the biggest driver of the biodiversity crisis.” – Dr. […]
Statement about Flooding and Climate Change Events in B.C.

Statement about Flooding and Climate Change Events in B.C.

Statement about Flooding and Climate Change Events in B.C. Response to Flooding and Climate Change Events November 18, 2021 In just a few short weeks we have experienced an unprecedented tornado at UBC, torrential rains, mudslides and flooding that have wreaked untold damage in the Fraser Valley, Pemberton and beyond. Highways and supply lines have […]