UBC is committed to ensuring that students have the opportunity to engage with the world around them. This commitment means students can explore the world through UBC’s Go Global programs, or they may choose to gain valuable work and volunteer experience through UBC’s Community Learning Initiative and Co-op Programs. UBC supports students, whichever path they decide to take, as they expand their learning outside the classroom.
One group of students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems worked on a community-based research project with Rootdown Organic Farm based in Pemberton to examine what is needed to establish a breeding and livestock-sharing program for rare heritage pigs in the region.
Courtesy of UBC in Your Community: http://governmentrelations.ubc.ca/files/2012/05/UBCIYC2012MaySEAT.pdf