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UBC Leading the Farm-to-Healthcare Movement
24
Jun

Farm to Hospital on Campus: UBC leads the way!

Patients in healthcare facilities are immunologically vulnerable, and it is essential to provide them with adequate nutrition to maximize healing and recovery. This concept is the driving force for an innovative farm-to-healthcare initiative at the University of British Columbia. In January 2014, The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm embarked on a three-year...
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Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time
24
Jun

Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time

When Celia White first started digging into the campus food system at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, British Columbia, she found passionate people, and big potential.  “There was a lot of interest in making the VIU campus a more sustainable place in terms of food,” says White. “But there wasn’t a lot of consolidated...
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11
Oct

Campuses drive local food purchasing: survey

VANCOUVER/Tyee/ – Colleges and universities are driving local food procurement in the public sphere, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is the first of its kind to look at local food purchasing by public institutions across Canada. In total, 239 representatives from colleges and universities, public schools and health care facilities...
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10
Oct

Local Food: Canadian Schools, Campuses and Health Care Facilities Speak Up

According to new report commissioned by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more. The Report- Local Foods- Canadian schools, campuses, and health care facilities speak up (2013) is the first...
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30
Apr

University of Northern British Columbia Celebrates Foods Week

A few weeks ago, students and community members joined together to battle out the title for top chef at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Though the evening was truly competitive and intense, the event was part of a celebratory  Foods Week. UNBC’s foods week involved several ‘food’ events developed in a collaborative effort...
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22
Apr

Memorial University’s Bitters Pub on Canada’s Greenest Restaurants 2013

Memorial University is making great strides towards food systems sustainability. In March 2013, Campus Food Systems Project Coordinators, Caitlin Colson and Sarah Archibald had the opportunity to visit Memorial University’s St. John’s Campus and see, first hand, the local food initiatives happening on campus and in the community. We had the chance to speak with...
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11
Apr

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

Designed to inform and inspire, this resource provides an overview of key Farm to Cafeteria concepts and models. It illuminates innovative and successful Farm to School, Farm to Campus, and Farm to Hospital programs in 5 urban, rural, remote, and aboriginal BC communities. Download: F2C-PathsToSuccess
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26
Feb

McGill University wins award for feeding itself

McGill wins award for feeding itself Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 By McGill Reporter Staff Watch McGill’s Local Food Story McGill’s decision to feed itself is bearing fruit. Over the past three years, the horticultural research station on the Macdonald campus has been transformed into a market garden, and is now supplying more than...
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11
Feb

UBC’s New Sustainable Campus Food Guide!

The UBC Campus Sustainable Food Guide is a great resource package detailing the initiatives that are happening at UBC and weighing in about food education, engagement and much more. Check it out the UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide here!
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Dig In: 30 Minute Webinar Series
14
Nov

Dig In Webinars will return in November! Click to see the archives.

The Dig In Webinars have been put on hold for the summer months.  Please stay in touch as they will be resuming in November. Save the dates – “Dig In” mini webinars will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST.   Previous Webinars: April 16th, 2013: “Institutional Procurement in a Free...
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