Thursday, 4 December 2014

January 30th 2015: UBC Farm Symposium celebrating student engagement

January 30th 2015: UBC Farm Symposium celebrating student engagement

Registration is now open for the 2015 UBC Farm Symposium!

When: Friday, January 30th, 2015 – 9am-2:30pm
Where: Old Barn Community Centre

This year, the UBC Farm Symposium returns to the Old Barn Community Centre to celebrate UBC student engagement in food sustainability on Friday, January 30th 2015. With more than 150 student projects conducted in collaboration with more than ten different faculties and schools, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at UBC Farm generates much needed information about food system science, farming technologies, community engagement and environmental stewardship while giving students the opportunity to learn in a unique and increasingly rare hands-on way.

Registration for this day-long event is $5, and includes coffee, tea, snacks, and a warm and hearty lunch (vegan and gluten free options available).

Registration and program available here.

The 2014 Indigenous Health Garden Intern Danette Jubinville will be speaking at the Symposium! More information about her and her presentation below: Danette Jubinville is of Saulteaux, Cree, German, Jewish, French and Scottish ancestry, and has had the honour of being a guest to Coast Salish territory since birth. Danette is in the fourth year of her BA in First Nations Studies and has been involved with the UBC farm since 2011, when she volunteered with the Faculty of Education’s Intergenerational Landed Learning program. Danette is an Indigenous feminist who is inspired by plants and the people who love them. This summer, as the Indigenous Research & Education Garden Intern, Danette had the incredible opportunity to learn from the Medicine Collective. Learning from and on the land in a community-based setting has helped Danette to better understand her responsibilities to her family, her communities, and the world. After she completes her degree, she plans to apply to the UBC School of Midwifery.