Program

Time

Description

Presenter

8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome & Introduction

Module 1 – Food Literacy and Sustainable Food Systems Education

9:20 Introduction/Facilitation Rob VanWynsberghe, Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Education
9:25 Farm to School organizing in British Columbia as a pathway to supporting food sovereignty goals Lisa Powell, Post Doctoral Fellow, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainabilty; UBC Centre for Sustainable Food Systems; and University of Fraser Valley
9:45 An Emerging Signature Pedagogy for Sustainable Food Systems Education Programs William Valley, Instructor and Academic Director of the UBC Land, Food and Community series of courses in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems
10:05 Roots on the Roof: Planting Rooftop Stories Roots on the Roof – Lucas Chan & Chris Son
10:25 Break

Module 2 – Who is Sovereign in Indigenous Food Sovereignty?

10:40 A dynamic panel discussion with perspectives from BC to Nunavut to the Andes Mountains.
  • Michelle Daigle, Post Doctoral Fellow, UBC Geography
  • Kim Haxton, BSc, BA, First Nation’s Facilitator and IndigenEYEZ Co-Founder
  • Rebecca Klady, PhD Candidate, UBC Forestry
  • Johnnie Manson, PhD Candidate, member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment, & Sustainability
  • Wilson Mendes, PhD Candidate, UBC Land and Food Systems
  • Claudia Paez, MSc in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems
11:30 Lunch (Vegetarian and locally-sourced)

Module 3 – Is a 100% Organic World Environmentally Sustainable? Insights from UBC Agroecological Experts

12:30 An engaging panel discussion with experts in soil fertility and quality, pest management, pollination and biodiversity, yields, breeding, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Juli Carrillo, Assistant Professor, UBC Land and Food Systems
  • Tim Carter, Field Manager, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
  • Sean Kearney, PhD Candidate, UBC Land and Food Systems
  • Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Post Doctoral Fellow, UBC Land and Food Systems
  • Verena Seufert, Post Doctoral Fellow, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems Department of Applied Biology and Soil Science
1:30 Break

Module 4 – Local and Global Ag/Land Policies and Practices

1:45 Introduction/Facilitation Navin Ramankutty, Professor, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability; Liu Institute for Global Issues
1:50 Strategies for Globally Resilient Food Production Zia Mehrabi, Post Doctoral Fellow, UBC Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability; Centre for Sustainable Food Systems
2:10 The Global Rush for Land Tania Salerno, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
2:30 The Farm Next Door: Preserving and Celebrating Agriculture on the Rural/Urban Fringe. Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security & the Environment, University of the Fraser Valley
2:50 Break

Keynote Speech

3:05 Leverage points for food system transformation toward sustainability Jennifer Blesh, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
4:30 Posters & Beverages
6:30 Disperse & Pollinate!
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