Village Vancouver (VV) is seeking a UBC undergraduate or Master’s student to partner with on the following Chapman & Innovation Grant project application:
Community Food Resilience project. This project would begin in May 2023, and has 6 main components: workshops, collaborative community gardens, seed libraries, DIY planter boxes, Westside Food Festival, and Westside Permaculture Corridor. Village Vancouver is a community leader in transitioning towards low-carbon, resilient and complete communities.
We’re looking for a student who’s interested in working in collaboration with VV staff, volunteers, and workshop instructors in a leadership capacity to help increase community food resilience in Vancouver through ensuring successful delivery of VV programs, expanding the capacity of our programs, and working on adding a new component or components to the project, with an eye towards drawing on a students specific skill sets and strengths. Some examples of what the student might potentially engage in during the course of the project include programming food and gardening workshops, hosting activities at our Westside Food Festival, planning garden work parties at our collaborative, working with community gardens, coordinating seed distribution at VV booths at street fairs, liaising with VV seed library locations (e.g. Vancouver Public Library branches), organizing DIY planter box giveaways, helping expand our permaculture corridor, and setting up a school gardening and seed saving program (e.g. workshops for children and youth).
We are verifying candidates on a rolling basis, so please email Jacquie.email@example.com as soon as possible, with the following info:
- Program area of study, year level
- Expression of interest (a brief paragraph)
- Resume (CV)
Many thanks in advance to all those interested! With care,
Jacquie Kwok (she/her)
Educational Programs Coordinator | Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver | xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS)
2131 – 2260 West Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Jacquie.firstname.lastname@example.org | (604) 418 2027 | ccel.ubc.ca