The Future of Agriculture

From labour supply and supply chains to technology and trade, COVID-19 has brought forth challenges and opportunities to the agri-food industry. How have different sectors handled the suddenness of the pandemic? What are the positive and negative learnings from the past year and how will the different sectors continue to adjust and respond? Will the pandemic forever change the future of agriculture?

Hear from UBC President and Vice-Chancellor Santa J. Ono and Dean of the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems Rickey Yada as they discuss the future of agriculture with special guests Meeru Dhalwala, Peter Dhillon, and John Stackhouse.

Presented in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Land and Food Systems

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Dr. Rickey Yada, BSc(Agr)’77, MSc’80, PhD’84 – Dean and Professor, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems


Santa J. Ono – President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC


Meeru Dhalwala, LLD’16 – Author, Chef, & Restaurateur; Faculty Advisory Board member, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Peter Dhillon, OBC, BA’88 – Chairman, Ocean Spray Board of Directors; President and CEO, Richberry Group
John Stackhouse – Senior Vice-President, Office of the CEO, RBC

Recorded February 5, 2021.