November 10, 2016: IRES Special Seminar
UBC Reads Sustainability with Simran Sethi

Thursday November 10
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Jack Poole Hall, UBC Alumni Centre
6163 University Boulevard
UBC Vancouver Campus

Join Simran Sethi for this UBC Reads Sustainability talk to find out more about the loss of agricultural biodiversity, efforts to conserve endangered foods and ways we can help save the foods we love. Simran Sethi has spent close to five years meeting tireless, courageous and innovative people dedicated to making our food supply secure, abundant and more delicious. She has travelled across six continents to interview more than 200 scientists, farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, beer brewers, coffee roasters, chocolate connoisseurs, conservationists, religious leaders, and advocates and experts of all types to learn the intimate stories of our foods and ways we can better save—and savour—them

Tickets $5/students $10/general

This seminar will not be filmed.

Note: This event is in lieu of the regular IRES Seminar which happens every Thursday in AERL 120.  The next IRES Seminar is on Thursday, November 17 back in AERL 120.



This is a free upcoming event at the Liu Institute to welcome Simran Sethi, journalist and educator on food, sustainability, and social change, on Wednesday, November 9th from 5:30-7 PM. This event will include an informal discussion about how we (at UBC) engage with food systems. There will also be plenty of time to interact with friends and colleagues while enjoying some food from local vendors!

Please see the attached flyer for more information, and kindly RSVP if you plan to attend. There are only 40 spots available!




Photo credit: StateofIsrael from flickr/Creative Commons