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After a pre-COVID poll found 42 per cent of UBC Okanagan students were food insecure, Casey Hamilton and her team went looking for solutions.

The internal survey gathered data based on one question: “In the past 12 months, have you worried that food would run out before you got money to buy more?”

Hamilton and three other researchers recently released their latest VOICE project, which added context to the statistics around food insecurity on campus. This qualitative study engaged students experiencing food insecurity to hear how it impacts their well-being, how they manage, and what they think UBC can do to improve food security.

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For more information about UBC's Food Security Initiative, visit

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