CSFS Associates in the News

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sunflowers’ invisible colours are revealed: UV bullseye pattern attracts pollinating insects and helps the plant regulate water loss, study reveals

Sunflowers’ invisible colours are revealed: UV bullseye pattern attracts pollinating insects and helps the plant regulate water loss, study reveals

Sunflowers’ invisible colours are revealed: UV bullseye pattern attracts pollinating insects and helps the plant regulate water loss, study reveals News Source: Daily Mail Jan 21, 2022 “It exemplifies the complexity and efficiency of adaptation — solving two problems with a single trait” – Dr Loren Rieseberg CSFS Associates Dr. Marco Todesco and Dr. Loren Rieseberg, […]
Experts say disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate resilient agriculture in B.C.

Experts say disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate resilient agriculture in B.C.

Experts say disasters, extreme weather underscore need for climate resilient agriculture in B.C. News Source: The Canadian Press via CBC News, CTV, The Star, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun, The Province, North Shore News, Pique Newsmagazine, Richmond News, Tri-City News, North Delta Reporter, Surrey Now-Leader, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, Abbottsford News, Chilliwack Progress, Victoria News, CHEK […]
Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure

Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure

Hosting another Olympics would require minimal new infrastructure News Source: Vancouver Sun Dec 10, 2021 “If the city is to consider hosting another Olympics, it has to spread out the amenities across the city.” – Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe, CSFS Associate and UBC Education professor, shares his perspective on the possibility of another Olympics […]