Seeds of Change Surrey [FULL]

About the project

The purpose of this project is to create a snapshot of the food environment in the neighbourhood of Newton in Surrey. This information will be gathered by conducting a survey of the food available in the neighborhood using databases and mapping systems. The data obtained through the analysis will provide a baseline understanding of the food environment in this neighbourhood and will be analysed and used to inform interventions particular to Newton.  UBC students will create a map that allows the identification of food deserts and food swamps within Surrey’s Newton neighborhood.


Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 3 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Project :

Tuesday, February 20 from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, February 21 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday, February 22 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

What you will do

  • Collate data
  • Create a map of food sources in the neighborhood of Newton to visualize the availability of healthy food
  • Create a report on the availability of healthy and unhealthy food sources
  • Deliver a presentation on food availability to the Seeds of Change Surrey Leadership team
  • Engage in branding, marketing, recruiting, advertising, and Fair programming
  • Help to pre-market through naming events and designing posters and flyers
  • Decide on activities (workshops and tables) for the event
  • Facilitate and host workshops and discussion groups
  • Engage with seniors through a range of interactive activities
  • Photograph the event and conduct surveys with participants about future programming
  • Conduct an evaluation to summarize outcomes, outputs, and impacts of the Fair


  • Knowledge of, or interest in, food, nutrition and health
  • Ability to travel to Surrey Central Station
  • Ability to work in a small team
  • Strong communication skills

Placement location

Project team will gather at Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Ave. Surrey). Location is within walking distance from the Surrey Central Skytrain Station and bus loop.

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