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ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi

ZME Science Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi “There’s an assumption that we’re going to be able to target everyone with these new technologies and everyone is going to be able to benefit.” Dr. Zia Mehrabi, CSFS Associate, recently gave input to ZME Science about how advanced technology could create more inequality and divide, due to the […]
Claire Kremen, CSFS Associate, wins 2020 Volvo Environment Prize

Claire Kremen, CSFS Associate, wins 2020 Volvo Environment Prize

Claire Kremen, CSFS Associate, wins 2020 Volvo Environment Prize “With very large-scale agriculture, we are simplifying the landscapes a lot. It makes them much less hospitable for most species.” Dr. Claire Kremen, a UBC professor from the Institute for Resources, Environment, & Sustainability and the Department of Zoology, recently won the 2020 Volvo Environment Prize […]
The National Observer Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi and Kevin Cusson

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi and Kevin Cusson

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Zia Mehrabi and Kevin Cusson “We’re trying to gather the information not only to help farmers with their day-to-day, but also to think more broadly about the future and how we can build a better planet for our children.” This article features interviews with CSFS Associate Dr. Zia Mehrabi and […]
28th Annual H.R. MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management

28th Annual H.R. MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management

28th Annual MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management Lessons from the last 10 Years of Drosophila suzukii: Moving forward with management Please join us for the 28th Annual MacCarthy Lecture in Pest Management: Lessons from the last 10 years of Drosophila suzukii: Moving forward with management. Date: Monday, December 7th Time: 1:00-2:30 pm PST Link to […]
The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler “Storing carbon in the soil is essential for healthy crops and important for reducing CO2 emissions.” Dr. Sean Smukler, UBC LFS professor, recently gave comments in the Natural Observer about the reduction of soil fertility in the Fraser Valley, and why this is problematic for farming. Check out […]
iHeartRadio Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

iHeartRadio Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

iHeartRadio feature: Dr. Jennifer Black “People have unstable or inadequate access to food because they don’t have the financial means.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently spoke with iHeartRadio about how the pandemic has widened food insecurity in Canada. Check out the full article here.
The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler

The National Observer Feature: Dr. Sean Smukler “Saving our climate — and the future of food — could be as simple as planting fields of clover or putting cows to pasture on wheat fields in winter.” Dr. Sean Smukler, UBC LFS professor, recently gave comments in the Natural Observer about farming techniques that can reduce […]
CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Siyun Wang

CSFS Associate Seminars: Dr. Siyun Wang

The CSFS Future of Food Global Dialogue Series presents: CSFS Associate Seminars *Online* Nature’s Weapon Against Bacterial Pathogens: Bacteriophages and Their Applications in Agri-Food About this Seminar Due to rising concerns associated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens, there are rekindled interests in using bacteriophages due to benefits such as their unique self-replication ability, lack of negative sensory […]
The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black

The Conversation Feature: Dr. Jennifer Black “School food programs work better when they actively nurture care and connection.” Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and LFS Professor, recently co-authored an article in the Conversation on the impacts school lunch programs have on the well-being of children and families. Check out the full article here.
Supporting Farm Workers during COVID-19

Supporting Farm Workers during COVID-19

Supporting Farm Workers during COVID-19 How can we better support the health & wellbeing of migrant agricultural workers on BC’s organic farms during these unprecedented times? Do you want to know more about how you can improve conditions for your workers? This info sheet was developed with organic agriculture in mind as a shared informational […]