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Caitlin Dorward


BSc GRS (UBC), Research Associate

Caitlin DorwardCaitlin has been a full-time with ISH since August 2010, during which time she has been engaged as a key researcher in the Surrey MESA Project and has been developing the SWBC and Yukon Food System Design and Planning Projects. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture, food security, and community development, and feels lucky to have found a workplace where she can engage meaningfully with all of them.

Caitlin graduated from the Global Resource Systems program at UBC in the spring of 2010 with a degree in food policy and food security. She has five years of experience working in this field with non-profit groups including three years of leadership and development at UBC's campus food security hub (Sprouts) and as a member of the Vancouver Food Policy Council's Food Secure Vancouver committee. She is currently a Board Member of The Vancouver Tool Library, as well as a proud student in Richmond Farm School's class of 2012.

Contact Information


Institute for Sustainable Horticulture
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666–72 Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3W 2M8


Projects and Presentations:

Surrey's Underutilized ALR Lands: An Analysis of their Economic and Food Production Potential in Direct Market Agriculture.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Metro Vancouver: Co-Presentation with Tara Moreau at the Canadian Association for Food Studies Annual Conference, May 28 2012

"The Food Secure Vancouver Study:  How Food Secure is Vancouver in a Changing World? 2010" Vancouver Food Policy Council. Researcher and contributing author.