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The UBC Farm and surrounding areas on South Campus will be a world-class academic resource and a central part of UBC’s sustainability aspirations, enabling UBC to explore and exemplify new globally significant paradigms for the design and function of sustainable communities and their ecological support systems.
To enable UBC to be a global leader in the creation of new patterns for sustainable and healthy communities integrated with their surrounding ecology, through exemplary, academically rigorous research, through transformative learning, through innovative cross-faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration, through socially responsible community engagement, and through international dialogue and knowledge-dissemination.
The UBC Farm is the only working production farm in the City of Vancouver and hosts the only farmers market on Vancouver's West End. Based in UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems, the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) is a unique research initiative based at the UBC Farm that aims to understand and fundamentally transform local and global food systems.
The CSFS manages a diverse range of programs concentrated at the UBC Farm, a working farm in the city of Vancouver that is a living laboratory for food system sustainability. CSFS is committed to finding solutions to the global challenges facing the sustainability of our food system, and its impact on our personal, community and environmental health.