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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 […]
BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources

BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources

BC Food Web COVID-19 Food Systems Resources We know that it’s been hard to sift through the plethora of resources coming out every day about COVID-19, so we have compiled a list of COVID-19 food systems resources, media articles, and other content on the BC Food Web. We’ve created this repository for BC producers, processors, and […]
New Farmer Training

New Farmer Training

New Farmer Training Agriculture is changing rapidly. And so is the way we train emerging farmers. We want to hear from you about your experience in vegetable production! Take the BC Vegetable Farmer Survey and your responses will help UBC researchers learn more about the challenges facing vegetable producers, including labour, field management, profitability and […]
Researchers probe the complexities of crop resiliency (BioLab Business)

Researchers probe the complexities of crop resiliency (BioLab Business)

BioLab Business Feature: Researchers probe the complexities of crop resiliency The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm is on the cutting edge of climate adaptation and resiliency in agriculture, according to a recent feature by BioLab Business. From measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions among various crops to identifying soil microbes that can boost […]