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Diversified Agro-Ecosystem Research Cluster Symposium

Diversified Agro-Ecosystem Research Cluster Symposium

*Online* Diversified Agro-Ecosystem Research Cluster Symposium About this Seminar On Friday, April 9th at 9:00 am PST, join Dr. Ivette Perfecto as she discusses the importance of integrating ecological, social, and political factors for generating a more holistic understanding of the risks of pandemics. This will be framed in the context of the Pandemic Research […]
CTV and Vancouver is Awesome: Meet Kip, the three-legged coyote living at UBC

CTV and Vancouver is Awesome: Meet Kip, the three-legged coyote living at UBC

CTV and Vancouver is Awesome: Meet Kip, the three-legged coyote living at UBC “No, the tri-yote doesn’t need help.” News outlets featured a coyote spotted on UBC’s Vancouver campus and spoke with Dr. Kristen Walker, CSFS Associate and professor in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Check out the full article at CTV or Vancouver […]
The Star: Meet a young agrologist helping organic farmers with their green production goals

The Star: Meet a young agrologist helping organic farmers with their green production goals

The Star: Meet a young agrologist helping organic farmers with their green production goals “We all learned how to recycle because of school campaigns. We then took that information home. We have a large school population, and food security education can help shape those minds.” The Star featured Amy Norgaard, an agrologist who works at […]
Vancouver Sun and The Province: Increased COVID-19 variant severity not enough evidence for B.C. authorities

Vancouver Sun and The Province: Increased COVID-19 variant severity not enough evidence for B.C. authorities

Vancouver Sun and The Province: Increased COVID-19 variant severity not enough evidence for B.C. authorities “Epidemiologists prefer studies of tens of thousands of cases and months of observation.” Dr. Leonard Foster, CSFS Associate and head of UBC’s department of biochemistry and molecular biology, says that while there hasn’t been enough time to build strong data […]
Biodiversity Research Photo Competition Results

Biodiversity Research Photo Competition Results

Biodiversity Research Photo Competition Results Warren Wong, a PhD student in Dr. Juli Carrillo’s lab and CSFS student member, won the BRC Photo Competition’s Community Choice Award. His photograph is of a parasitoid (spotted wing drosophila) inside a raspberry. The image is shown to the left of this text, as well as in this link […]
Delta Optimist: Delta seeing decline in soil organic matter

Delta Optimist: Delta seeing decline in soil organic matter

Delta Optimist: Delta seeing decline in soil organic matter “Critical to soil health, the organic matter is on the decline in Delta and throughout the Fraser Valley.” Delta Optimist reported on a study which shows that organic matter is on the decline in Delta and throughout the Fraser Valley. Organic matter is made up of decomposed […]
The Star and Yahoo: How regenerative agriculture is putting hope in the soil

The Star and Yahoo: How regenerative agriculture is putting hope in the soil

The Star and Yahoo: How regenerative agriculture is putting hope in the soil “According to a 2020 paper by the U.S.- based Rodale Institute, if used globally, regenerative practices could draw down most of the world’s CO2 emissions, making agriculture a net carbon sink.” Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and a professor at UBC’s Faculty of […]
Cepagro: (Portuguese) International Cooperation Project – Projeto De Cooperação Internacional

Cepagro: (Portuguese) International Cooperation Project – Projeto De Cooperação Internacional

Cepagro: (Portuguese) International Cooperation Project – Projeto De Cooperação Internacional “A aceleração da crise climática global ameaça cada vez mais a segurança alimentar e nutricional das populações do campo e da cidade” (Translation: The acceleration of the global climate crisis is increasingly threatening the food and nutritional security of rural and urban populations) Please see […]
The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture

The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture

The Conversation: Protecting Biodiversity – Farmers and Agriculture “Given population pressure, it is not politically feasible to increase the extent of protected areas. The question is, how will Africa provide space for its wildlife and food production?” Dr. Terry Sunderland, CSFS Associate and professor in the Faculty of Forestry, co-authored an article on why resource […]
National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain

National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain

National Observer: B.C. Government Invests in Food Supply Chain “Free trade deals like NAFTA have consistently made it more difficult for smaller, regional food processing facilities to compete.” Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and professor at the IRES (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability) & LFS, recently interviewed in National Observer about food shortages during […]