UBC designated as Canada's first "Fair Trade Campus"

May 6, 2011

The University of British Columbia has been named Canada's first "Fair Trade Campus" as a result of its national leadership on Fair Trade purchasing. The designation is by Fairtrade Canada, the Canadian arms of a global non-profit Fair Trade certification system that supports producers in developing countries and encourages individuals and organizations to buy ethically-sourced consumer goods. To support the institution's Fair Trade commitments, a Vancouver coffee company is creating its first Fair Trade-certified blend of coffee for UBC that will launch at campus food service outlets this September. UBC News Release