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Good Soil, Good Humans – UBC Farm

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Good Soil, Good Humans – UBC Farm

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CBC News: West Vancouver flooding could be sign of worse to come

Posted: Thu June 16, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

Without changes both big and small, floods on the North Shore, like the one that hit West Vancouver Tuesday night, will only get worse, says University of British Columbia professor Hans Schreier. (read more)

Georgia Straight: Meeru Dhalwala founded Joy of Feeding to promote sustainability and benefit UBC’s certified-organic farm

Posted: Thu June 16, 2016 | Keywords:

As a cookbook author and co-owner and chef of Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants, Meeru Dhalwala has created a highly successful career out of food. Her passion goes well beyond the kitchen, however. Dhalwala is also the founder of Joy of Feeding, an annual fundraiser for UBC Farm. The farm, the only certified-organic one in Vancouver, […] (read more)

Globe and Mail: Len Marchand broke a trail for Indigenous people in politics

Posted: Mon June 13, 2016 | Keywords: ,

It’s a long way from the dusty grasslands of Six Mile Creek on the Okanagan Indian Reserve to having dinner with Queen Elizabeth II at Government House in Ottawa. But the Honourable Leonard Stephen Marchand Sr. made that journey in his remarkable life, which ended June 3, at the age of 82, a few days […] (read more)

Globe and Mail: Len Marchand, Canada’s first status Indian elected to Parliament, dies at 82

Posted: Fri June 3, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

Len Marchand (BSA ’58), the former Liberal MP and senator who was the first status Indian elected to Parliament, has died at age 82. Marchand was born in Vernon, B.C., in 1933 and went on to mark a number of milestones for indigenous people in Canada. He was the first status Indian to graduate from […] (read more)

CBC News: B.C.’s Len Marchand, first Aboriginal federal cabinet minister, dies

Posted: Fri June 3, 2016 | Keywords: ,

Canada’s first Aboriginal federal cabinet minister, Len Marchand, has died. He was 82. Born in Vernon, B.C. in November 1933, Marchand was a member of the Okanagan Indian Band. As tributes poured in Friday, the word that cropped up most often to describe Marchand — a man who pursued academic excellence despite the restrictions of […] (read more)

The Farm Table founder to feature on AgriVictoria summit menu

Posted: Thu June 2, 2016 | Keywords: ,

FOUNDER of The Farm Table website Airlie Trescowthick knows how to bring agriculture together – at least online and at the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit on Thursday June 9 in Melbourne, attendees will get to hear her story when she gives the closing address. (read more)

Toronto Star Op-Ed: A simple solution to Canada’s climate challenge

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

If we want to meaningfully change the behaviour of Canadians, only a national carbon price will do. (read more)

Vancouver Courier: One man’s trash is another man’s orchestra

Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 | Keywords: ,

What started as a grassroots initiative in Vancouver has blossomed into an international effort to fund a youth orchestra based out of a landfill in Cateura, Paraguay. Instruments Beyond Borders, formerly Instruments of Change, was formed in 2013 to raise money and collect used instruments for the youth group in Cateura, which uses recycled cans, […] (read more)

The Tyee: Why UBC Should Let Way More Students Live on Campus

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 | Keywords: ,

UBC has plenty of room to build enough mid-rise housing for all 39,000 full-time students expected by 2035, as shown by a study prepared by Halina Rachelson, a student in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems. If built, the result could mimic the ‘quadrangle’ style of student housing typical of Cambridge, Oxford, Yale […] (read more)

Metro Vancouver: Urban farming on the grow

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 | Keywords: , , ,

Vancouver is experiencing an urban farming renaissance of sorts and the city has even launched a two-year pilot project to help legitimize farming in the city. (read more)

Global News: Affordability in Metro Vancouver also a concern for farmers

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 | Keywords: , , ,

Jennifer Grenz once farmed regularly on a plot she rented in Richmond, and was hoping to buy land in Delta to renew her passion. But with the price of land rapidly escalating, she found her options lacking. (read more)