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The Narwhal: Some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block

The Narwhal: Some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block

The Narwhal: Some of Canada’s oldest living trees escape the chopping block News Source: The Narwhal October 13, 2021 “I hope they make it clear to government that they want old forests protected, that they are not okay with the business-as-usual model.” – Dr. Cindy Prescott Dr. Cindy Prescott, CSFS Associate and Professor in UBC’s […]
The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications!

The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications!

The 2022 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is now accepting applications! Come learn how to grow food with the hands-on UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture!   Gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming and join a network of incredible people who will support you along the way. Practicum participants carry […]
Scout Vancouver: 2021 Vancouver Radicchio Festival

Scout Vancouver: 2021 Vancouver Radicchio Festival

Scout Vancouver: 2021 Vancouver Radicchio Festival News Source: Scout Vancouver Fans of vegetables (and vegetable puns) cannot miss out on the ‘Bitter Together’ Radicchio Tasting Event, happening on October 20th (5-8pm) at Main Street’s farm-to-table restaurant, Burdock & Co. Scheduled as part of the 2021 Vancouver Radicchio Festival, ‘Bitter Together’ is a collaboration between FarmFolk […]
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 […]
Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health

Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health

Times of Oman: Heightened food worries linked to worse mental health News Source: Times of Oman, UBC News September 23, 2021 “Our research and advocacy efforts need to continue to seek out more effective strategies to make sure that everyone has physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.” – Dr. Jennifer […]
UBC Climate-Friendly Food Label Survey

UBC Climate-Friendly Food Label Survey

UBC Climate-Friendly Food Label Survey The soft launch of UBC’s first Climate-Friendly Food Label took place this summer in partnership with UBC Food Services, the SEEDS Sustainability Program, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Department of Psychology and Faculty of Science – and we want to hear your feedback! Please take 5 minutes to complete […]
CBC: Coyote attacks from after-hours partying and garbage in Stanley Park

CBC: Coyote attacks from after-hours partying and garbage in Stanley Park

Coyote attacks from after-hours partying and garbage in Stanley Park News Source: CBC, The Mike Smyth Show August 1, 2021 “I think there needs to be a more immediate response for the sake of the humans that are involved with being bitten and for the sake of no more coyotes dying.” – Dr. Kristen Walker […]
Kamloops This Week:  Heat waves show that the agricultural sector needs support

Kamloops This Week: Heat waves show that the agricultural sector needs support

Heat waves show that the agricultural sector needs support News Source: Kamloops This Week July 28, 2021 “They need to be pretty sure that if they’re replanting they need to choose varieties that are appropriate for the upcoming climate, not the climate we used to have.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate […]
Country Life in BC: GHG emissions twice as high as estimates

Country Life in BC: GHG emissions twice as high as estimates

GHG emissions twice as high as estimates News Source: Country Life in BC July 2021 “In the last two decades, the emissions from agricultural soils have been increasing. That is the real concern.” – Dr. Andy Black Dr. Andy Black, a Professor in the Applied Animal Biology program at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food […]
iNFO News: Wildfire smoke may affect insects ability to ‘see’ and ‘smell’ plants

iNFO News: Wildfire smoke may affect insects ability to ‘see’ and ‘smell’ plants

Wildfire smoke may affect insects ability to ‘see’ and ‘smell’ plants News Source: iNFO News August 2, 2021 “One specific issue that we have been discussing in my lab is the fact that insects orient and find food, mates, and habitat through sight and smell and that wildfire smoke can potentially interfere with those really […]