Future of Food Global Dialogue Series
The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and the globe to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System.
The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings. Topics include climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy.
We invite you to consider collaborating with us or to suggest ideas for topics and speakers. If your team is planning to host speakers next year who may be a fit for our series, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Jessica Latus, Special Projects Manager with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. For past events, check out the Future of Food Dialogue Series catalogue.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Farmers: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
From labour shortages to supply chain delays, COVID-19 has ushered in a host of new challenges for B.C. farmers. How are farmers responding to the day-to-day disruptions caused by pandemic? Join Nadia Mori, Eric Gerbrandt, and Leo Quik as they explore the lessons learned by farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Eating Close to Home: Fostering the Local Food System During COVID-19
As COVID-19 outbreaks and restaurant closures have exposed the fragility of the industrial food system, local food producers are stepping in to pick up the slack. Join Éliane Verret-Fournier, Emma Bryce, and Dr. Lenore Newman as they share their reflections on how we can seize the moment to call for a more localized, resilient, and sustainable food system.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19
If migrant labour is essential, why not migrant lives? Join Min Sook Lee, Anelyse Weiler and organizers with Fuerza Migrante for an exploration of the barriers facing migrant workers, and the protections that are required to ensure their health, safety and dignity.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Webinar: The Role of Innovation in Building a Food-Secure Future
Join Dr. Rickey Yada, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Dr. Anubhav Pratap Singh, UBC Food and Beverage Innovation Professor, and Dr. Peter Dhillon, CEO Richberry Group of Companies, as they discuss how Canada can plan for a more food-secure future and ensure Canada is able to withstand future pandemics.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Webinar Series: A Food System in Crisis: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Opportunities for Change
Join Dr. Sean Smukler, Dr. Kent Mullinix, and Dr. Kirsten Hannam as they discuss their research and perspectives on preparing and strengthening BC agriculture for food system resilience and climate change adaptation.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Webinar Series: Decolonizing the Land and Food System: Indigenous Resilience in Times of Crisis
The compounded crises of climate change and COVID-19 have widened the inequalities that exist in our already unequal food system. Decolonizing the land and food system is thus a critical strategy for putting economies of solidarity into action. Join Dawn Morrison, Founder, Chair, and Coordinator of the BCSFN Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty, for a panel and discussion on Indigenous food sovereignty and resiliency - during COVID-19 and beyond.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Webinar Series: What is a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.