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, field days and intimate conversations. 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
Completing the Circle: A Path Towards Nutrient Circularity in Food Systems
January 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Biomaterials: The Future of Food Packaging and Single-Use Plastics
February 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Finding Unity: Integrating Environmental Health with Food Production
March 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Unlocking the Potential of Diversified Farming: Exploring Benefits And Overcoming Barriers
March 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Feeding the City: Tackling Food Insecurity in Vancouver
April 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
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
Canada’s Role in Local and Global Food Systems
July 8, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Order Up: How Restaurants Adapted to the Pandemic
July 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Taking on Food Insecurity with Our School Food Systems
July 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
How Nature Based Solutions Restore Balance
July 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Climate Change: Mobilizing Industry to Make a Difference
August 5, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
August 19, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cultivating Biodiversity: Agricultural Landscapes and the Biodiversity Crisis
August 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Organic, Biodynamic, Regenerative: What’s Really Healthy for Our Soil?
September 2, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
From Lab to Field: Genomic, Microbial, Biogeochemical Studies
September 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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
What’s a food system anyway? Unpacking the Global and Local Food System
May 28, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Decolonizing the Land and Food System: Indigenous Resilience in Times of Crisis
June 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Food System in Crisis: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Opportunities for Change
June 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Role of Innovation in Building a Food-Secure Future
July 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Essential Labour, Essential Lives: Migrant Agricultural Workers and COVID-19
July 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eating Close to Home: Fostering the Local Food System During COVID-19
August 6, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Farmers: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 20, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Right To Eat: Tackling Racism & Inequality in the Food System
September 3, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dismantling and Rebuilding the Food System after COVID-19: The 5Ds of Redistribution
September 18, 2020, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in Africa post-COVID-19
November 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Farm to Globe: Transforming Our Food Systems and Building Resilient Food Systems During COVID-19 and Beyond series are brought to you by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS), the BC Food Web, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS), and RBC Royal Bank.