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Doughgirls Promotion

Doughgirls Promotion

Doughgirls Crowdfunding Support To support our crowdfunding campaign to keep UBC Farm programs up and running, our friends at Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop will be donating $1 for every Karmic Orb sold at the UBC Farm! Karmic Orbs are little bursts of nutritious, Vegan and Gluten-free, positive energy. Be sure to pick some up […]
Q&A Roundup: Essential Labour, Essential Lives

Q&A Roundup: Essential Labour, Essential Lives

Q&A Round-up Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19 We received a huge number of thoughtful questions from the audience during our July 23, 2020 webinar on migrant agricultural workers, many of which the presenters didn’t have time to answer live. Below are our panelists’ responses to your questions, with resources for further […]
Biodiversity Project: Baby Wildlife Pictures

Biodiversity Project: Baby Wildlife Pictures

Biodiversity Project: Baby Wildlife Pictures Some new arrivals for UBC Farm’s resident wildlife have recently been spotted by our summer biodiversity monitoring team! Our array of remote wildlife cameras have been capturing images of a mother coyote and her two pups frequenting the farm grounds, and the biodiversity team had a close encounter with a […]
Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller

Bee smart: How I ended up pushing a weather station around campus in a baby stroller Jennifer Lipka is an undergraduate student with the UBC BeeHIVE Research Cluster researching bumble bee abundance and diversity on UBC campus. Read more about her research, and how it feeds into the Bee Smart program. Check out the full […]
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 […]
CBC Feature: Clare Cullen

CBC Feature: Clare Cullen

CBC Feature: Clare Cullen “I think this whole COVID pandemic has made people think that our food system, the distribution system may be damaged by a pandemic like this,” said Clare Cullen in a recent article published in the CBC. Check out the full article here.
Janice Ammundsen cuddles one the baby goats on her Quadra Island farm. Photo: Rochelle Baker

National Observer Feature: Dr. Hannah Wittman

National Observer Feature: Dr. Hannah Wittman “COVID-19 is making visible these really deep cracks in our food system…we don’t have the necessary public infrastructure to sustain a regionally resilient food system because a lot of our agriculture investment is focused on exports,” said Dr. Hannah Wittman in a recent article published in the National Observer. […]
COVID-19 notifications at a grocery store. Photo by Allie Smith.

5 Lessons for Food System Thinking from COVID-19

5 lessons for food system thinking from COVID-19: Susanna Klassen “Civil society groups working on food systems change have argued that this crisis presents an opening to do things differently. Indeed, many are poised to use this crisis for transformation — coalescing around issues like a Universal Basic Income and rights and protections for migrant […]
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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 […]