At UBC, we are establishing sustainable food systems that improve our community’s health and wellbeing. We do this by operating Canada’s first Fair Trade campus, growing and purchasing local produce, and using food scraps to make compost for our gardens. By using the campus as a living laboratory, students, staff and faculty members, our food service providers are testing ways to making our food systems more sustainable.

Where our food comes from makes a difference. At UBC, we offer many options to buy local and sustainable food on campus. Our main providers – UBC Food Services and the AMS – are dedicated to sourcing local produce whenever...
The UBC Farm is not just a 24-hectare teaching and learning space – it also produces delicious, certified organic, local-grown food. Situated within a 90-year-old coastal hemlock forest, the Farm features cultivated annual crop...
UBC’s campus gardens provide hands-on opportunities for students, staff, faculty members and residents to learn about sustainable food systems. By fostering community space, creating interdisciplinary learning, and providing...

UBC FOOD SYSTEM PROJECT

The UBC Food System Project is a collaborative, cross-campus initiative that brings together partners from teaching and learning, operations, and research to improve food systems.