External Courses and Events

Lecture: Mega-companies in the Global Food System

Lecture: Mega-companies in the Global Food System

Join the UBC Farm and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 for a talk: Mega-companies in the Global Food System: Implications for Justice and Sustainability. Dr. Jennifer Clapp is a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability, and a Wall Institute International Visiting Research Scholar from the School […]

8th International Crop Science Congress – June 21-25, 2020

8th International Crop Science Congress – June 21-25, 2020

Under the auspices of the International Crop Science Society and the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan, the 8th Internaional Crop Science Congress will be held at the Prairieland Park Convention Centre in Saskatoon from June 21 – 25, 2020. The theme of the congress will be Food Security & […]

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity – March 10-12, 2020

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity – March 10-12, 2020

The FAO is hosting a Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity (GSOBI20) at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 10 – 12 March 2020. This Symposium, will be jointly organized by the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS), the Global Soil Biodiversity Ini[a[ve (GSBI) and the UN Conven[on on Biological Diversity […]

Soil Science Society of America  Annual Meeting – November 10-13, 2019

Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting – November 10-13, 2019

The American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America will host approximately 4,000 scientists, professionals, educators, and students at the 2019 International Annual Meeting, “Embracing the Digital Environment,” on November 10-13, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. This premier scientific meeting provides unlimited networking opportunities, scientific abstracts, oral and […]

Summit on Canadian Soil Health – October 1-2, 2019

Summit on Canadian Soil Health – October 1-2, 2019

TheSummit on Canadian Soil Health 2019: Setting the Course for the Future will be held on October 1st and 2nd 2019 in Winnipeg and Oak Hammock Marsh, Manitoba. Early bird pricing is in effect until August 15, 2019 and space is limited so book early! Please go to www.soilcc.ca for more information, to register or […]

CSSS/CSAFM Annual Meeting and Rhizosphere5 Conference – July 10-12, 2019

CSSS/CSAFM Annual Meeting and Rhizosphere5 Conference – July 10-12, 2019

2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and the Canadian Society for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (CSAFM) is happening July 10 to 12, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. More information can be found here. Registration for the CSSS/CSAFM 2019 meeting closes July 1st. You can register here. This joint annual meeting […]

BC Institute of Agrologists AGM – May 8, 2019

BC Institute of Agrologists AGM – May 8, 2019

Date:  Wednesday May 8, 2019 Location:  The Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive in Vancouver – Ballroom Time:  2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration for the BCIA AGM is NO CHARGE.    Login to register below.  (Be sure to confirm your registration by selecting REGISTER FOR EVENT twice.) The business conducted at the annual general meeting shall include: adoption of […]

CSSS Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour

CSSS Alaska and Arctic Soils Field Tour

There are still three spots available for the CSSS 2019 Alaska and Artic Soils summer field tour. Spots will be assigned on a first come basis. The trip is July 11-23, 2019. The base trip should cost $1,735 plus airfare for undergraduates. There are no funds for scholarships or discounts for students this year. Airfare […]

2019 Alberta Soils Tour

2019 Alberta Soils Tour

May 30-31, 2019 Central Alberta Region Red Deer – Drumheller – Red Deer The Alberta Soils Tour is an excellent training opportunity for those working with soils, whether the focus is on soil conservation, land reclamation, or agronomy. Experts will provide background on soil formation and the various soil profiles for each of the landscapes […]

As above, so below: An introduction to soils, ecosystems and livelihoods in the Tropics

As above, so below: An introduction to soils, ecosystems and livelihoods in the Tropics

The tropics are as beautiful and diverse below-ground as they are above-ground. Learn how to use knowledge about the natural variability in soil properties for the sustainable management of ecosystems and farms.   This free, 7-week, edX course starts May 13, 2019. Learn more and view the course syllabus here.   Instructors: Karen Vancampenhout, Professor […]