VegUBC plants seeds of vegan community on Vancouver campus


Vegan potlucks are likely in VegUBC’s future. (VegUBC on Instagram)

A new student group aims to promote veganism and vegetarianism at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. VegUBC is interested in hosting potlucks and visiting local restaurants, according to founder Nirel Marofsky.

A psychology student who hails from Seattle, Marofsky hopes VegUBC will create a community and serve as a resource for vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks on- and off-campus. In an email, she noted that the group is open to UBC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, plus students at other Metro Vancouver post-secondary schools.


There’s vegan options at UBC. (VegUBC on Instagram)

Marofsky is motivated, in part, by a desire to show people that vegan food is easy to make and tasty to eat, as well as healthy, humane, and sustainable. Her recent UBC fyi blog post about food on campus made mention of vegan and gluten-free options.

VegUBC is already using social media to connect people and share recipes. You can find VegUBC on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.