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UBC Farm receives $1M grant from Real Estate Foundation of BC


Local farming has been given a boost thanks to a $1 million investment from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.
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UBC Farm receives $1M grant from Real Estate Foundation of BC

Posted: January 29, 2015 | Keywords:

Local farming has been given a boost thanks to a $1 million investment from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC) in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm; where the next generation of farmers is being cultivated.

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Cdn Cattlemen: Scoring newborn calf vitality

Posted: January 28, 2015 | Keywords:

Producers have all sorts of ways of assessing calf vigour, yet subjective evaluations can be inconsistent and some signs of distress or trauma from hard births may not be obvious.

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Dairy Herd Management: Advantages of automated calf feeders

Posted: January 27, 2015 | Keywords: ,

For those thinking about adding auto calf feeder technology, you have to ask, “What are the risks of moving away from individual pens to group housing?” One who has the units in place noted, “Once you fine-tuned the technology, the calves were as healthy as any we have ever raised.”

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Nanaimo News Bulletin: UBC scientist says chinook salmon may be wiped out

Posted: December 23, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

New climate-change research involving a University of British Columbia scientist predicts that one of the West Coast's most prized salmon stocks could be wiped out over the next 85 years.

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Heart problems triggered by climate change could devastate Chinook salmon stocks

Posted: December 22, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

UBC researchers found juvenile Chinook salmon are susceptible to heart problems in water warmer than 24.5 degrees Celsius.

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Op-Ed in Indian Express: One for the road

Posted: December 20, 2014 | Keywords: ,

Food and Resource Economics Associate Professor Sumeet Gulati examines the environmental and economic impact of New Delhi’s ban on electronic rickshaws.

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David Fraser: Birds and windows — an animal welfare problem?

Posted: December 19, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

David Fraser explores the animal welfare considerations of birds who have been injured from collisions with windows.

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Vancouver Sun: (Opinion) Why Site C must be stopped

Posted: December 18, 2014 | Keywords: , , ,

In an op-ed to the Vancouver Sun, LFS alumna and instructor Wendy Holm argues that the Site C dam will flood prime farmland that could produce vegetables for a million people.

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Vancouver Sun: Vancouver’s native soil ‘too contaminated to grow in,’ SoleFood founder warns

Posted: December 17, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

A recently published study found soil from a community garden on a busy thoroughfare and from a vacant brownfield on the Downtown Eastside contained elevated levels of potentially toxic metals, including zinc and lead.

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Western Producer: Gov’t support for animal welfare research shrinks

Posted: December 11, 2014 | Keywords: , ,

Research that is focused on food animal welfare is suffering from reduced federal funding and limited capacity, a group dedicated to farmed animal welfare was told Nov. 24. Canada has about 20 scientists doing research on various aspects of farm animal welfare, almost all of them at universities. Most of them spend less than half […]

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UBC News: Guilt-free holiday eating

Posted: December 11, 2014 | Keywords: ,

Kara Vogt, a registered dietitian and dietetics education coordinator in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, offers tips and recipe ideas for having a jolly—and healthy—holiday season.

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Salmon Arm Observer: Kilmartin and Thunderbirds top nationals

Posted: December 3, 2014 | Keywords: ,

LFS student Sandra Kilmartin, a cross-country runner on the UBC Thunderbirds team helped to claim the championship title at the 35th National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Cross Country Championship in Lawrence, Kansas on Nov. 22.

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