We believe we can have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the world we live in.
FOOD VISION & VALUES
We nourish and support the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of UBC by providing a diverse selection of fresh, delicious, and memorable food experiences in a socially and ecologically conscious manner. We do this by creating marketplaces and environments where wholesome, healthful food is a priority because our guests, our food, and our wellbeing matter.
Labelling nutrition information, ingredients and allergens allows customers to make informed decisions about what they eat.
Food and nutrition knowledge and skills are shared to improve the health and wellbeing of our community.
Vegan and vegetarian are options readily available to reduce our impact on our air, land, water and climate.
Rigorous food safety procedures, training, and auditing ensure a safe environment guests can trust.
Produce bought from UBC Farm in 2017
Ingredients sourced locally
Campus recycling goal by 2020
WE HELP FUND UBC
Part of every dollar spent with us goes back into UBC. We also support the UBC Learning Exchange, United Way, Bike to Work Week and other programs and events on campus.
We are actively involved in student learning programs like Agricultural Sciences, SEEDS and the Sauder School of Business. We regularly implement recommendations from students.
We employ a diverse staff of more than 400 people, including students. Workers receive compensation above minimum wage.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
BRING YOUR OWN CUP OR CONTAINER
Yes, our containers are compostable or recyclable. But it’s still better for the environment to bring your own! Save 15¢ off each meal or beverage when you bring your own container. Don’t want to carry containers around? Sign up for Eco to Go – it’s free for first year students with a Residence Meal Plan or a $5 refundable deposit for everyone else, and can be used at any Residence Dining Room or The Loop Cafe. Sign up in any participating location.
SORT IT OUT
UBC aspires to be a “Zero Waste” campus where all unwanted items are treated as reusable resources. You can make a difference by using recycling stations to sort food scraps and recyclables.
SELECT LOW CARBON FOODS
Meat production and food transportation are major contributors to climate change. Consider meat-free meals, don’t waste food and buy local wherever possible.
Have you dined recently at UBC? We want to hear from you. Your valuable feedback can help us provide the best possible dining experience for the UBC community.