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.

June 11, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST

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.

May 28, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST

Webinar Series: What is a food system anyway? Unpacking the global and local food system.

Join Navin Ramankutty, Professor, Faculty of Science, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability & Will Valley, Senior Instructor in LFS and Academic Director of the Land, Food and Community Series as they teach you the fundamentals of what comprises a food system and what factors influence it. This will be a great primer for future talks in our series.

Every 2nd Thursday Starting May 28th at 3 P.M. PST

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

This webinar series will feature many of the foremost food systems experts from UBC and across BC, brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS), the BC Food Web and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS). This will be an 8-part series and the episodes will air every two weeks starting May 28th, from 3 pm to 4 pm. Series links will be up soon.

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.