Future of Food Global Dialogue and Webinar Series

Future of Food Dialogues: Panel and Event Series

Since 2020, the CSFS has presented an annual webinar series, bringing together international speakers and audience members.

2023 Speaker Series:

Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis

We are proud to present the third installment of the Future of Food Dialogue series: “Food at the Tipping Point: Ways Forward from a Food System in Crisis”. From past themes of resiliency, to innovation and now to action, this year’s 10-part series focuses on the urgency to act on a food system in crisis. The series will tackle issues brought on by the breakdown of our climate system which is creating dramatic rippling effects across all natural and built systems. With extinction-level losses of biodiversity, more frequent and severe extreme weather events impacting all stages of the food system, rising food insecurity and growing political tensions, a widespread and dramatic change is urgently needed.

In adapting to the changing viewer landscape, this year’s series will feature both virtual and in-person dialogues, including panel discussions, intimate conversations and new, “quick bite” videos designed for social media. Join us every other Thursday where we bring together community leaders, researchers and on-the-ground experts for inspiration and real solutions.

This series has been generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, in partnership with the BC Food Web and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Our 2023 Speaker Series

2021 Summer Webinar Series:

Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems

This summer, the CSFS at UBC Farm, generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank and in partnership with UBC LFS and the BC Food Web, will be presenting the second season of our Future of Food webinar series: “Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems”. This year’s series will focus on what has become readily apparent not only to our food systems experts, but also to the general public – that our food systems need fixing. We’ll be exploring the most pressing issues our food systems face today, everything from how restaurants have had to change and adapt during the pandemic, the biodiversity crisis, food school programs as an avenue to address food insecurity, and so much more! Join us for discussions on what steps we need to take to transform our food systems – from farm to globe.

Our 2021 Webinar Series

Regrowing Agriculture

Regrowing Agriculture

September 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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2020 Summer Webinar Series:

Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond

Our 2020 webinar series “Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond” featured many of the foremost food systems experts from UBC and across BC. The series focused on investigating the food system from all angles, creating a space to ask fundamental questions on how we can increase resiliency in the food system both during and after COVID-19. See webinar recordings below. This series has been generously sponsored by RBC Royal Bank.

Our 2020 Webinar Series
Photo of the webinar speakers.

Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Africa post-COVID-19

November 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Recording Here.