Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Event Details

UBC Farm Student Symposium

Time: March 15, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Location: UBC Student Union Building
City/Town: UBC
Website or Map: http://ubcfarmsymposium.event…
Phone: 604.822.5092
Event Neighbourhood and Type: symposium, conference, students, speakers, education, lunch
Organized By: UBC Farm Community Engagement
Latest Activity: Mar 11, 2013

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

With more than 150 student projects conducted in collaboration with more than ten different faculties and schools, the UBC Farm generates much needed information about food system science, farming technologies,community engagement and environmental stewardship while giving students the opportunity to learn in a unique and increasingly rare hands-on way.

Organized by the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors, a University Sustainability Initiative program that promotes and develops sustainability education for UBC students, the Symposium showcases the unique learning experience offered at the UBC Farm.

Come for the whole day or stop in for any part of it! Full schedule below.

What you can expect

- Fascinating presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, professors, researchers, Practicum of Sustainable Agriculture alumni and engaged community members around topics ranging from aboriginal landbased initatives, environmental design and landscape architecture, forest stewardship and agroforestry, and sustainable agriculture.
- Tea, coffee and a tasty local lunch (by suggested donation of $3)
- Fellow UBC Farm supporters, student and faculty researchers, community farmers, practicum alumni and other interesting folks with whom to share your curiosty for food sustainability!


8:30 - Coffee, Tea & Registration

9:00 - Welcome to the UBC Farm Student Symposium, Ms. Véronik Campbell
9:15 - Musqueam Land Acknowledgement, Mr. Larry Grant
9:30 - Provost's Opening Remark, Dr. David Farrar, Provost & Vice President Academic
9:45 - Cultivating Place, Dr. Andrew Riseman, UBC Farm Academic Director
10:00 - Investigation into Culturally Sensitive Building Styles for UBC Farm Aboriginal Hub, Michael Peters, Christine Yi, Tim Shi
10:30 - Indigenous Land based Initiatives at the UBC Farm, TBA

11:00 - Morning Break; Coffee, Tea, and Morning Treats

11:15 - UBC Farm New Farm Centre: Creating learning experiences for the students, Edward Porter
11:45 - Environmental Design & the UBC Farm New Farm Centre, Shelley Long

12:15 - LUNCH
Baby spinach, marinated beets, shaved fennel, toasted spicy Chilliwack walnuts, apple & ginger vinaigrette, Vancouver Island smoked tofu & mixed bean chili with wild mushrooms and hot peppers
Artisan bread

1:15 - Cultivating Forest Stewardship, Dr. Stephen Mitchell
1:30 - UBC Farm Agroforestry Initiatives through the Directed Studies Lens, Montana Goddard
2:00 - Reviving the UBC Farm Honey Bee Engagement Program, Nicky Grunfeld

2:30 - Afternoon break; Coffee, Tea & Cookies

2:45 - Sowing Seeds Practicum - UBC Farm Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture,
Doug Zaklan, Zaklan Farm
3:15 - UBC Farm & Education Graduates
Tathali Urueta-Ortiz, Coordinator Intergenerational Landed Learning Program
3:45 - Seed Saving, Melanie Sylvestre
4:15 - Free Choice Feeding for Pasture Raised Laying Hens, Jacob Slosberg

4:45 - Closing Remark, Amy Frye, UBC Farm Director


For more information contact Véronik Campbell,

Comment Wall


RSVP for UBC Farm Student Symposium to add comments!

Join Village Vancouver

Attending (1)

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

Donate or Join VV Transition Society

Join VV Transition Society

Make a donation here or here:

Become a Monthly Donor here or here (click on desired option before hitting subscribe):

Buy Books -- Support Village Vancouver

Village earns 15% on your book purchases from New Society Publishers. Details here.

Latest Activity

Profile IconSannie Chie, Bradley Foster and Sandrine Espie joined Village Vancouver
19 hours ago
Samantha Loo is now a member of Village Vancouver
Jun 17
Daniella updated their profile
May 3
Daniella joined Village Vancouver's group
Apr 24

Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

© 2022   Created by Yael Stav.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service