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Have a little hope for the globe on Earth Day

Have a little hope for the globe on Earth Day

Have a little hope for the globe on Earth Day News Source: Toronto Star April 22, 2022 “The answer to a world in which humans and nature are in sync starts with a transformative change that realigns the economic, political and societal.” – Dr. Kai Chan CSFS Associate Dr. Kai Chan, research chair at the […]
Decolonization through re-connection to the land

Decolonization through re-connection to the land

Connection to Land as a Source of Resilience for Urban Indigenous Youth in Child Welfare By the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous […]
Don’t Miss Out on the ‘Spring Foraging’ Workshop with Chef Robin Kort This April

Don’t Miss Out on the ‘Spring Foraging’ Workshop with Chef Robin Kort This April

Don’t Miss Out on the ‘Spring Foraging’ Workshop with Chef Robin Kort This April News Source: Scout Magazine Apr 14, 2022 “The UBC Farm hosts a wide range of workshops covering diverse skills in gardening, cooking, fermenting, and foraging.” – Scout Magazine We thank Scout Magazine for promoting our upcoming online workshop focused on learning […]
Farmers Can Profit By Setting Aside Marginal Lands As Habitat

Farmers Can Profit By Setting Aside Marginal Lands As Habitat

Farmers Can Profit By Setting Aside Marginal Lands As Habitat News Source: Forbes Mar 27, 2022 “If you can help farmers do this profit mapping, essentially, on their farm, they can see ‘Wow, I’m losing money on this bit of my field, it wouldn’t be so bad to put this into habitat’” – Dr. Claire […]
New social media hub at UBC to address climate change

New social media hub at UBC to address climate change

New social media hub at UBC to address climate change News Source: CBC BC Today, CBC On the Coast, Global, CKNWMornings with Simi, Spice Radio, Vancouver Sun, and The Province Mar 12, 2022 “Transformative social change really takes way more than those private actions … when you change social norms and put pressure on the system to change in particular ways. […]
CANOVI Carrot Breeding Webinar

CANOVI Carrot Breeding Webinar

CANOVI Webinar: Breeding Carrots for Production, Resilience, Flavour, and Fun in Organic Systems Media Source: eOrganic Mar 25, 2022 “Learn about fundamental concepts and strategies that are key to successful carrot breeding work” CSFS Associate and CANOVI Project Lead, Solveig Hanson, recently visited Washington State to cohost a carrot breeding webinar with our collaborators at Organic […]
Get Your Veggie Garden Sorted with UBC Farm’s Online Gardening Workshops

Get Your Veggie Garden Sorted with UBC Farm’s Online Gardening Workshops

Get Your Veggie Garden Sorted with UBC Farm’s Online Gardening Workshops News Source: Scout Magazine Mar 1, 2022 “The UBC Farm has two online workshops coming up that will get your garden sorted out for this Spring and many Springs to come…” – Scout Magazine We thank Scout Magazine for promoting our two online workshops […]
First Nations in British Columbia come together to put in a bid for the 2030 Olympics

First Nations in British Columbia come together to put in a bid for the 2030 Olympics

First Nations in British Columbia come together to put in a bid for the 2030 Olympics News Source: CBC’s The Current Feb 7, 2022 “The prospect of hosting itself is an exciting one if it gets combined with the notion of reconciliation. Maybe the games are the antidote; the kind of event that can bring […]
Food prices climbed during the second year of the pandemic and climate disasters contributed

Food prices climbed during the second year of the pandemic and climate disasters contributed

Food prices climbed during the second year of the pandemic and climate disasters contributed News Source: CTV News Jan 27, 2022 “We’re seeing an increased pattern of impacts to production that are currently impacting the capacity of farmers to produce food and this will only get more challenging as we move forward.” – Dr. Sean […]
The BC Land Matching Program: Explained and Evaluated

The BC Land Matching Program: Explained and Evaluated

The BC Land Matching Program: Explained and Evaluated News Source: Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Jan 27, 2022 The agricultural sector in British Columbia (BC) is facing a farm renewal crisis, and the long-term viability of the sector depends on attracting and retaining a new generation of farmers. CSFS Associates Dr. Hannah Wittman and staff […]