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Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a Living Laboratory. The Georgia Straight article mentioned how the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems helps farmers adapt to climate change and research ways to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change. “The 24-hectare UBC farm at the university’s Point […]
Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada Researcher Dr. Lesley Frank, professor of sociology at Acadia University and a 2018 CSFS visiting scholar, was featured on CBC’s The Current talking about her work on infant food insecurity in Canada. Dr. Lesley Frank first became involved in infant feeding issues as an outreach worker, promoting the “Breast is […]
CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018 Did you know: Last year we grew 109,000 pounds of food, we had 30 active research projects, 2,300+ UBC students engaged in CSFS-related courses, 7,000 food literacy program participants, and 12,000 participants in 542 community events! Our CSFS Annual Report captures the achievements of our diverse programs and the milestones we […]
The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security The Colours of Food Security is a series of bold and striking maps created by the LUGE Lab that paints a picture of global agriculture, and key issues surrounding the food system. The message of this exhibit is that to achieve food secure future we need new visions that view […]
Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: CSFS Associate Leonard Foster Professorin Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine What is your research project and what is it all about? It’s not really one project but a series of projects looking at how honey bees respond to pests and pathogens. We’re studying a number of different pests and pathogens and […]
Three-day Coordinated Distributed Experimental Network (CDEN) Research Design Workshop

Three-day Coordinated Distributed Experimental Network (CDEN) Research Design Workshop

Three-day Coordinated Distributed Experimental Network (CDEN) Research Design Workshop June 12-14, 2018 at the UBC Farm The Cluster hosted its first CDEN Research Design Workshop at UBC Farm, with local and global researchers. The goal of the workshop was to establish the CDEN experimental design and develop collaborative and transformative action research – moving from […]
Focus on vegetable seeds

Focus on vegetable seeds

Our Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alexandra Lyon was featured in The Western Producer talking about the British Columbia Seed Trials project and its goal to help farmers identify crops and varieties that have a strong potential for the seed industry in B.C.
Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too

Nature feature: Smallholders need access to big-data agronomy too Our Postdoctoral Fellow Zia Mehrabi was featured in Nature talking about the need for governments, the private sector and agricultural-development organizations to create data-driven agronomy that is accessible to all farmers. “…many smallholders have no Internet access and are unable to buy goods such as fertilizer […]
Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, Former CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Lyon is now Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University How did you get into this field of research? I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope […]
Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace

Preparing UBC graduates for the food systems workplace The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) launched a new wave of LFS Career Development opportunities (LFS 496) in 2016, as a way to increase student access to for-credit, mentored learning experiences with a food business or organization. “This career development program came as a result of […]