Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm (CSFS) is a teaching and research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future. Our living laboratory is committed to finding solutions to local and global challenges facing food systems sustainability.

A 24-hectare integrated production farm, the UBC Farm is situated within a 90-year-old coastal hemlock forest and comprises cultivated annual crop fields, perennial hedgerows and orchards, pasture, teaching gardens, and forest stands.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Borden, Kira Postdoctoral Fellow Ecology and Quality of the Environment, Agriculture, Plants and Forests, Crop Production, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Climate Changes and Impacts, Plant-soil interactions, climate change adaptation, Climate change mitigation, Nutrient management, Agroecology, Agroforestry, Plant and tree root ecology, Biogeochemistry, Cocoa (Theobroma cacao), Diversified agroecosystems
Ramankutty, Navin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Environment and Society, Agriculture, Climate Changes and Impacts, Global food security, Sustainable agriculture, Climate impacts, Land use change
Sunderland, Terence Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Earth and related environmental sciences, Social and economic geography, biodiversity, Communications, Communities and Livelihoods, conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem services, Environmental communication, Forest policy, Land-use Change, Landscape ecology, Natural Resource Management, social science, sustainability, Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods, Developing countries, Forest management