Dr. Lenore Newman is leading a SSHRC-funded research project, Understanding Agriburbia: Conflict and Innovation on the Rural/Urban Fringe, to study the evolution of agriburban landscapes and the role they play in regional food security.

With funding from the Abbotsford Community Foundation Agricultural Enhancement Grants Program, Dr. Lenore Newman is leading a project to research and exhibit the changes to the agricultural and environmental landscape in the Fraser Valley, designed to demonstrate the economic realities and community impact of agriculture on Abbotsford. The project, entitled Life in Agriburbia: 40 Years of the Agricultural Land Reserve, will research the evolution of the land reserve and the land excluded from protection and will present both maps and photographs documenting this research as a public exhibition.


Congratulations to Dr. Lenore Newman, who has been named to the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Read more about this appointment here.

On October 1, UFV presented Life in Agriburbia, a panel discussion and exhibition on the issues that arise when suburbia and farmland converge. View photos from the exhibition here.

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