Feeding the world sustainably
While everyone’s contending with rising food prices amid inflation right now, there are much vaster challenges on the horizon. With 10 billion people estimated to populate this planet by 2050, the pressure’s on to tackle global food insecurity, malnutrition, and the increasing impact of agriculture on climate change. How can we develop sustainable solutions for world hunger and manage food supplies? While reducing our environmental footprint at the same time? And what urgent actions do we need to take to address these pressing issues? Attend this live webinar to hear a UBC researcher share ideas, perspectives, and expertise on how we can help shape our future of food.
This webinar is part of The University of British Columbia Magazine‘s SPOTLIGHT on The Future of Food.
Dr. Tara Moreau, PhD’10 (she/her) — Associate Director, Sustainability and Community Programs, UBC Botanical Garden
Dr. Navin Ramankutty (he/him/his) — Professor, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; Director of the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (IRES)
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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Dr. Tara Moreau, PhD’10
Dr. Tara Moreau (PhD’10) is the Associate Director of Sustainability and Community Programs at UBC Botanical Garden where she oversees educational programs, sustainability initiatives, and community outreach. With the goal of advancing local and global sustainability, she designs and contributes to programs and partnerships such as the Sustainable Communities Field School, Grow Green Guide, and CBIRD. She is a board member at SPEC, a Vancouver-based environmental NGO; was a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council (2012-2018); and has worked as a consultant with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. In 2012, she completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions through a joint appointment at UBC and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She holds a PhD in Plant Science from the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, an MSc in Agriculture (Dalhousie University, 2004), and a BSc in Biology and Environmental Science (Bishops University, 2000).
Dr. Navin Ramankutty
Dr. Navin Ramankutty is professor and Canada Research Chair in Data Science for Sustainable Global Food Systems at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability at UBC. He originally trained as an engineer but his interests shifted to climate science, global ecosystem science, and land and food system science. Today his research uses global data and models to explore solutions for sustainably feeding humanity.
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