Future of Food Global Dialogue Series

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 Melanie Kuxdorf, Communications Coordinator with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm.

Please check out the Future of Food Dialogue Series catalogue here.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis

Farmers are on the front lines of climate change and can play a disproportionately large role in mitigating the effects. In this discussion, by Stuart Oke, we will explore how to build a climate friendly food system.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability

Join author Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern in a talk about her new book about the new influx of immigrant farmers in the United States.

Summer 2019

Lobby Gallery Exhibition: Nature & Nourishment

In photographs from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, this exhibit took you around the world through the eyes of food systems researchers to explore the agrobiodiversity-food security nexus.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Eating Tomorrow: The Battle for the Future of Food

Join author Timothy A. Wise in a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Clapp and Sophia Murphy about concentrated economic power in the world's food systems. The talk will feature Wise's new book, Eating Tomorrow, and a panel discussion thereafter.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Rise of Mega-companies in the Global Food System: Implications for Justice and Sustainability

In this talk, Jennifer Clapp for a talk about the current status of corporate consolidation across the global agrifood system, its key drivers, and the implications of this trend for the future of food systems more broadly.

June 27, 2019

Cluster Hire Research Series: Soil Organic Matter Formation and Function

Join Dr. Emily Oldfield for a seminar on how soil organic matter formation occurs, how it is changing, and how it contributes to several ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and productivity.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Food Roundtable: Knowledge from Agroecological Experience

When we ignore the agroecological knowledge of farmers and local communities, what do we lose? Dr. Barbara Gemmill-Herren explores methods to facilitate better capturing of local experiences and impacts that ultimately reflect larger patterns in agriculture.