Alumni Lecture: Brian Minter, BA’69

As part of Alumni Day at Homecoming, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems presents a lecture by alumnus Brian Minter:

The Scientific Connection Between Plants, People and the Environment

As we move towards supporting 9 billion people, thanks to science there has been a dramatic shift in our understanding of the value of plants. Brian will share the emerging discoveries of how plants affect us and the world around us. From health and wellness to pollinator food sources, sequestering carbon and cooling urban heat islands, the role of plants has been repositioned to a new and far more important level.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:30pm
Franklin Lew Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall (see map)


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A recipient of the Order of Canada and an Honorary Doctorate of Technology, Brian Minter, B.A., is a horticulturist, entrepreneur and co-owner with his wife, Faye, of Minter Country Garden, an innovative destination garden center and greenhouse growing operation in Chilliwack, B.C. Brian is well known from his magazine articles, syndicated newspaper columns and TV and radio programs. Brian is in demand internationally as a speaker by industry and by gardening and tourism groups. In 2014 he was awarded the highest honors given by the Perennial Plant Association and by the Garden Writers Association. Brian has sat on and chaired many boards. He served two terms as the first Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley.

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