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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

08/09/2018 - 08:00 to 08/10/2018 - 19:30

This conference will bring together academic and community-based leaders and change-makers who are working to understand and advance place-based food systems as a foundational element of...

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Apr 20 / 2018
Electric vehicle charging station at KPU's Richmond Campus

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s achievements in decreasing energy consumption and supporting more sustainable travel have seen it named one of Canada’s greenest employers for 2018....

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