UBC Cooking Club

The UBC Cooking Club is dedicated to introducing everybody to practical cooking skills and to help connect foodies alike. They host cooking sessions in the Food Nutrition and Health building. During cooking sessions, they create 2-3 dishes (both savory and sweet) together and enjoy the fruits of their labour. The club is also involved in charity efforts with food banks and soup kitchens.

UBC Food Science Club

The UBC Food Science Club is a new academic club looking for students from all disciplines to participate and contribute to an exciting year of food processing tours, demonstrations and experiments of our own. Look forward to learning the science behind wine and cheese pairings, making wine, brewing beer, making yogurt and cheese and all the great chemical reactions that happen in baked goods! For food science students of different ages, this is a great low-key environment to share advice about courses, programs and student life, in general.Networking is an integral part of succeeding in your future career—start now in a low-pressure environment with your peers.

Roots on the Roof

Roots on the Roof (UBC Rooftop Garden Club) manages the rooftop garden space on top of the Nest, UBC’s student union building, and creates a communal space that celebrates sustainable and just food systems through healthy relationships with food, each other, and the natural world. They aim to raise awareness, and facilitate student and community capacity around food by growing and harvesting food sustainably, and by hosting activities and events to facilitate conversations around food, culture, health, and sustainability. By engaging with UBC’s diverse community, they hope to provide an avenue for knowledge sharing that facilitates dynamic ways to approach food system issues.


The UBC Pre-Veterinary and Animal Welfare Club, or ‘PAW’, is dedicated towards providing information to prospective vet students and those interested in topics of animal welfare. They host information sessions with veterinary school representatives from around the world, as well as talks with professionals from within both the fields of veterinary medicine and animal welfare.  In addition to helping members prepare for veterinary school, they are also focused on helping members pursue other careers working with animals and to increase awareness on animal welfare related topics.


Past events include guest speakers from Greyhaven (an exotic bird sanctuary), Dr. Nadine Koreman (Veterinarian and owner of the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley), and Elisabeth Ormandy (Executive Director of Animals in Science Policy Institute).  The UBC PAW Club also runs a Rodent Handling Program (RHP) which aims to reduce stress in rodents used at the Centre for Comparative Medicine and provide handling experience to volunteers.

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Common Energy UBC

Common Energy UBC is the largest and most active student sustainability group at UBC. They work with four teams: Dialogue, Challenges, Tangible Solutions, and Food. Their projects range from Do It in the Dark (the energy competition in first-year residence) to WWF Earth Hour and Compost Flash Mobs to designing student engagement strategy. Common Energy strives to incorporate sustainability into ALL aspects of the UBC community. CE works to create a space where students volunteer their time on a variety of projects in a team setting and, in exchange, receive professional developmenttraining at monthly "Big-Team" meetings. CE is a great place to meet like-minded people, make a difference, and take action on campus!

UBC Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals

The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals is a national organization that focuses on the professional development of individuals in the food service industry by providing networking opportunities for students to socialize and develop contacts with a variety of professionals. UBC CAFP also provides volunteer, education opportunities as well as bursaries to support students who desire to have a career in the foodservice industry, in the hopes of creating a new generation of competent, enthusiastic and committed individuals for the workforce of the future.

UBC Nutrikids

Nutrikids is a UBC student initiative that provides nutrition education workshops in Vancouver elementary schools.  Student volunteers work in pods to plan and run these interactive workshops, allowing them a chance to apply content learned in class while developing public speaking, teamwork, and leadership skills.   This hands-on experience is invaluable for students, giving them a chance to advocate the importance of healthy eating and living in their community. 

Our fundamental belief is that giving kids the opportunity to touch, feel, smell, taste, and experience a variety of whole foods, is key to cultivating a lasting relationship to healthy eating for life – therefore healthy, happy kids.


Sprouts is a 100% volunteer and student-run organization at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Through our many initiatives, we endeavor to make healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food accessible to everyone on campus. We run two cafes on campus, the first is located in the Pit Pub and the second is located in the Penthouse of the Thea Koerner Graduate Centre.

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