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Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Department of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Sustainable Agriculture

KPU Seed LabOur Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture uniquely integrates the science and art of agroecosystem management with deep exploration of the many human and ecological dimensions of food systems. Our students engage in learning through classes, practical training in our seed lab and on our certified organic research and teaching farms, community engagement, and student research projects. The program is located at the KPU Richmond Campus, which is in the heart of the city, and closely connected to Vancouver by SkyTrain.

Our People

Our faculty and staff all share a deep personal commitment to sustainability and have applied their expertise to create a values-based program focused on training and inspiring leaders in sustainable food systems.

Our Values

  • Sustainability is imperative.
  • Good, wholesome, nutritious food is a basic human right.
  • Co-creation of knowledge fosters citizen engagement and positive change.
  • Pursuit of accuracy and truthfulness are critical for constructive discourse.
  • Science is enriched by honouring diverse perspectives and ways of knowing.

Our Partners

We believe it is essential that all members of society engage in the growth of our sustainable future. We actively partner with government (municipal, provincial and federal), non-profit organizations, businesses, farmers and citizens. If you would like to partner with us, visit our Collaborate With Us page. We look forward to hearing from you!


News & Events

Jul 24 / 2019
Alex Stark is a Kwantlen Polytechnic University alumnus and graduated from the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program.

Through wwoofing Alex Stark had nurtured seeds of multilingualism and farming that bloomed...

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Apr 25 / 2019
Dr. Deborah Henderson inspects a petri dish with fungi or trichoderma.

Tucked away in a lab at...

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Jan 7 / 2019
Kent Mullinix chat about Kwantlen Polytechnic University Institute of Sustainable Food Systems study in South Okanagan to protect farming and food systems.

A study of food systems in the Okanagan by the Institute of Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is getting a boost in funding from the ...

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