Join us at Dr. Michael Winter’s talk about sustainable intensification, part of the UBC Future of Food Dialogue Series.

Photo by Theo Moye

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 

Multipurpose room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
Light refreshments provided. No RSVP required.

Bio:

Dr. Winter is a rural policy specialist and social scientist with particular interests in applying inter-disciplinary approaches to policy-relevant research and in direct engagement in the policy process.  His current research focuses on the governance of sustainable agro-food systems and food security; the historical and contemporary sociology of west country agriculture; & farmer environmental attitudes and decision-making, particularly in the context of diffuse pollution and water quality. He leads Project 2 of Defra’s Sustainable Intensification Research Platform.

He chairs the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Partnership and the Stakeholder Group for the Avon Demonstration Test Catchment. He is a board member of Natural England and a member of the governing board of Rothamsted Research.

About the Series: The UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series is a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and North America to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System, including topics such as climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy. The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings.

The series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farmthe Liu Institute for Global Issuesand UBC Reads Sustainabilityan initiative of UBC Sustainability.