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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

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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!

Schedule

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, ubcfarm.academic@ubc.ca.

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