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Action Plan: Moving Forward In Spacetime

As the Gates to Mordor are opened (a.k.a. exam break begins), Megan Koevoet’s words echo on my mind: “It doesn’t feel like we’re done, it feels like we’ve just started.” At the beginning of the semester, I asked if vertical… Continue Reading →

UP ABOVE: The Grand Finale

After 12 weeks of professional community engagement and enlightening research, we have delivered a polished gem to the world. UP ABOVE: No Soil, No Worries

The Lessons Of Life

As our semester came to a close, I thought to myself, “What is the most important lesson I learned from Global Challenges II?” Was it that team work is essential to success, that we need to educate students on food… Continue Reading →

Critical Reflection #2

Memories of Tomorrow: An Open Letter to Myself Ivan Savytskyy, I believe food insecurity will continue to prevail unless each community makes the right decisions to tackle the challenge locally. In addition, precision agriculture will the primary form of food… Continue Reading →

UToday Article

Last year, Gillian Edwards, Manager of Institutional Communications at the University of Calgary, offered me the opportunity to reflect on my experience at the First Annual Global Challenges Dinner and the UNIV 201 course in general in a Q&A article. Soon… Continue Reading →

Dr. Tang Lee Interview

It’s impressive how much knowledge one person can accumulate in a lifetime, and even more impressive when he or she sources that knowledge during a conversation. Dr. Tang Lee is one of those people. His expertise in architecture, sustainability design,… Continue Reading →

Henry Stoldt Interview

Henry Stoldt, Mechanical Engineering Student at the University of Calgary, sat down with us for an interview on sustainability, food security, and food production technology. Having worked on a “environmental impact” app last year and having volunteered at the Calgary… Continue Reading →

Lohr-a-Lee Interview

We went on a road trip to Lohr-a-Lee Greenhouses and Indoor Gardens to visit Wayne and Carolyn Lohr, two veterans in the field of indoor farming.          Thanks to the guidance of Ola and AnneMarie, we were able… Continue Reading →

Farmbot

Farmbot: Open source backyard robot for a fully automated garden And why not? After investing a few moments into some early-afternoon philosophical reflection, I’ve realized that “computer programming” and “problem-solving” are not separate entities; in our time, they are truly… Continue Reading →

Food Production Technology: Team Charter

Our ideas power the machines of the present and empower the minds of the future. Why do we believe VF plays a major role in feeding 9 billion people by 2050? At the core, technological advancements precede all other advancements…. Continue Reading →

UNIV 201: Critical Reflection #2

Dr. Cross, the director of the College of Discovery, Creativity, and Innovation and creator of UNIV 201 made a remark at the beginning of the semester that has been myelinating in my mind without end: Food is the “common denominator… Continue Reading →

UNIV 201: Flex Assignment

UNIV 201: Flex Assignment Nine-Billion By Twenty Fifty January sixth, a workshop with a new theme: One in seven lack food security Sustainability, I question heavily, with nine billion by twenty-fifty. Where does the future rest? What strategy can we… Continue Reading →

UNIV 201: Critical Reflection #1

Critical Reflective Statement #1 The town is Nosovka, a small domain of approximately 20 000. It is primitive by collection (as most regions in developing countries) but slowly undergoing westernization: There are cable networks, digital advertisements (in English!), and iPhones… Continue Reading →

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