News and Media

UBC Farm Seed Funding

UBC Farm Seed Funding

UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research Competition 2020 1. Rationale & Eligibility The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research (UBC Farm SFR) provides short-term support (up to $6,000/one year) for the development of innovative research at the UBC Farm that will eventually form the basis of a larger research […]
LUGE Lab Blog Review: Dana James

LUGE Lab Blog Review: Dana James

Participatory Guarantee Systems: A Primer on Grassroots Organizing for Agroecological Certification Dana James, PhD Candidate in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, recently published a blog review on Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS). The article discusses the nuances of agroecological certification, and presents grassroots alternatives to traditional Organic certification. Read the full article here.
Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development

Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development

Long Term Agroecological Research Station Infrastructure Development In the first two years of our research cluster, we have laid crucial groundwork for developing the UBC Farm as a Long Term Agroecological Research Station; this strong foundation has enabled its use as a living laboratory for developing long-term experimental protocols to examine trade-offs and synergies in […]
Data Helps Drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research

Data Helps Drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research

Data helps drive Diversified Agroecosystems Research Charting a pathway towards a sustainable food system in a way that is holistic and multidisciplinary is the goal of UBC’s Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster. The Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster brings together researchers based at 11 campus farms in North America, and counts on active collaborations among 40 scientists […]
Organic Cluster III Grant

Organic Cluster III Grant

Organic Cluster III Recipients Three linked UBC Farm projects led by Cluster members have been awarded funding through Organic Science Cluster III, an initiative of the Organic Federation of Canada funded by the AgriScience Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The overarching goals of OSCIII are to fund research that targets environmental […]
Terry Sunderland

Terry Sunderland

Award Recognizes CIFOR’s Terry Sunderland for landmark research defining forest-food nexus Terry Sunderland, LFS Professor, recently accepted the 2019 IUFRO Scientific Achievements Award for landmark research advancing the application of the landscapes approach to conservation and development research while introducing a new discipline of study at the intersection of the forest-food nexus. Read the full […]
Action research tackles the ‘wicked’ sustainability problem of agricultural intensification

Action research tackles the ‘wicked’ sustainability problem of agricultural intensification

Public Talk by Dr. Sieglinde Snapp Public Talk by Dr. Sieglinde Snapp “Action research tackles the ‘wicked’ sustainability problem of agricultural intensification.” October 17,2019. Hosted by the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability.
Dorn Cox - Member of the Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster

Civil Eats Feature: Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate

Civil Eats Feature: Investment in Regenerative Agriculture Connects the Dots Between Soil and Plate Dorn Cox and OPENTeam, who are members of the Diversified Agroecosystems Research Cluster, were recently featured in an article by Civil Eats about how regenerative agricultural practices can help invigorate consumer engagement in sustainability and green agriculture in North America. Read […]
Photo Credits: Bob Blob/Unsplash

UBC Expert Views: Global Climate Change Action

UBC Expert Views: Global Climate Change Action CSFS Academic Director and Prof. Hannah Wittman, and Associate Member Prof. Kai Chan are featured among UBC experts in a Q&A on global action on climate change. Stay tuned for more announcements, including our support for the September 27 UBC Climate Strike, ahead of the global week of […]
Global News Video Feature: Kai Chan

Global News Video Feature: Kai Chan

Global News Video Feature: Kai Chan Kai Chan, IRES Professor and CSFS Associate Researcher, was featured in a recent Global News video segment called For every benefit, there is a similar kind of cost. In this interview, Chan challenges some of the recent comments put forth by former Finance Minister, Joe Oliver, about climate change […]