My intention is not to say don't plant, don't do community gardens, but I don't think it is necessarily in the best interest of Vancouver to push something without informing people of all the considerations they need to make.
I'm very proud to be part of Purdys. I couldn't have predicted when I was going to UBC that I would one day be President of Purdys, but I knew that whatever I was going to do, I was going to love it and be successful at it.
Students are entering an amazing new phase of their lives and really establishing their independent relationship with food for the first time. I felt I could have the most impact in a university environment.
The viticulture and wine business in BC and Canada is growing. There are outstanding wineries here. I’m looking forward to meeting BC grape producers and learning more about some of the problems they’re experiencing so I can help them find solutions.
Faulty of Land and Food Systems and UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
A meal like this wouldn’t be intended to replace the way we normally eat or to change anyone’s lifestyle. It would be short-term assistance for people who have a difficult time getting the proper nutrition, such as the elderly or those in disaster situations.
With climate change, drought and flood conditions are going to become more common. Too much water, not enough water, both will have huge global implications. We have a challenge ahead of us and we need to adapt to these new conditions.