Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Community-Based Learning (CBEL) Projects at CSFS

The CSFS works with UBC students and instructors on collaborative community projects that enhance experiential learning and address critical food systems issues from a diversity of lenses (food security, sustainable food systems, health promotion, renewable energy, ecology, climate change, etc.).

Please contact a member of the Academic Programs team for more information on developing Community-Based Learning projects with CSFS.

Examples and Resources

For more information regarding CBEL projects, refer to the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) website. For examples of Community Based Learning projects, see the SEEDS Sustainability Library. SEEDS Projects gives students and faculty the opportunity to partner with UBC operational staff in order to advance campus sustainability through impactful projects.

Directed Studies

Directed studies are 300- or 400-level credit courses (e.g. APBI 497, GRS 397, FNH 497), where you first identify a professor with whom you can design your own food-systems-related project. See our Directed Studies page for more information on how you can conduct your own study.

Volunteering at CSFS

For information on how your students can volunteer and gain field experience with CSFS, first make yourself familiar with the diversity of available CSFS volunteer opportunities. Then if you’re interested, get in touch with us by completing the following form for student volunteer opportunities.

LFS 496 For-Credit Career Development Internship

The LFS Career Development Internship (LFS 496) prepares UBC students professionally and academically for future careers through a mentored learning experience with a real food business or organization. Students apply the theory they gain from class through on-the-ground food system-related work and through reflections and course assignments that support their practical learning. The positions are unpaid, for-credit internships. Current postings will be updated here as they become available.