Sustainability. It’s at the core of everything we do here in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems; whether it’s helping local schools lighten their ecological footprint or finding ways to improve food safety, our researchers are focused on creating a more sustainable world.
The need to be sustainable has gained global attention in recent years. While the rest of the world is beginning to realize just how important it is that we take action and solve our environmental issues, our researchers are already working on finding the answers.
We have a responsibility to take care of the earth, not just for ourselves, but for future generations. Recently, we created an exciting new plan to protect and preserve UBC Farm, one of the university’s most important educational resources. Cultivating Place will ensure that our land-based assets have the academic, social and cultural integration necessary to become a world-class academic resource and a central part of UBC’s sustainability aspirations. To learn more, please visit www.landfood.ubc.ca/cultivatingplace.
Sustainability has become a high priority at UBC. Earlier this year, the university signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Vancouver in a partnership that will advance both the City’s and UBC’s aggressive sustainability and climate action goals. One of the initiatives is the Greenest City Action Team Scholars program, through which UBC will provide grants for 10 eligible graduate students enrolled in UBC Masters or PhD programs to support the Greenest City 2020 Plan and its implementation.
It’s exciting to see sustainability Initiatives like these moving to make positive, lasting change. Changes that the earth – and future generations – will thank us for.
Murray B. Isman, Dean
Faculty of Land and Food Systems