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End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Engagement

Embark food Rescue program

From a small and humble beginning, Embark has grown to represent a diverse membership base of more than 35,000 members. The Food Rescue program collects healthy yet imperfect-looking produce that does not meet the selling criteria of supermarket chains and redistributes it to the university community for free or by donation.

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Food Systems Lab

Food Systems Lab is a research and innovation hub at SFU. It works on solutions for equitable collaboration to reduce food waste and support a sustainable food system that enhances ecosystems, conserves natural resources and mitigates climate change. 

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Gardening Initiative Helps to Address Food Insecurity

How do we feed the world’s population of 7.8 billion? Afagh Mohagheghi and research team aim to utilize renewable energy and energy savings strategies to develop sustainable indoor gardens at SFU’s Surrey campus.

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Research, Teaching and Learning

Knowledge Mobilizers: SFU food sustainability researcher tackles food security issues

Speaking up and speaking out in creative and accessible ways is how Tammara Soma is building her career and helping change the world’s food system to one that is more just and sustainable.

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Facts and Figures

  • 160 research publications related to SDG 2, 2017-2021 (source: SciVal)
  • 38 active research projects related SDG 2 funded between 2016-2020
  • 3 courses related to SDG 2, representing 270 students, were offered between the 2018/19 - 2020/21 academic years, including: Food and the City GEOG 385, an exploration of how food is related to cities, giving particular attention to the culture and politics of food production, distribution, and consumption.

 

Operations

The B.C. Collaborative for Social Infrastructure (BCCSI)

BCCSI is a  joint project between SFU, British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of Northern British Columbia and the Vancouver Island University to address food security on campus. The BCCSI focuses on the following action areas:

  • Green and sustainable campus and community building;
  • Indigenous entrepreneurship and social finance;
  • Social procurement; and
  • Library outreach and community scholar programs.

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