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UBC named Fair-Trade Campus

First Canadian university to receive designation

The University of British Columbia is the first Canadian university to be designated a Fair Trade Campus, by Fair Trade Canada. As the first school in Canada to adopt fair trade coffee, back in 2004, UBC has expanded its efforts to include choc0late bars, teas and tropical fruits. UBC has also implemented a committee on advancing fair trade purchasing at campus food outlets, one of the last stipulations to receive the accreditation. To assist UBC in its mandate, Vancouver-based Milano Coffee will be launching its first fair-trade blend in the fall. While the UBC designation is a first for Canada, about 100 universities around the world have made similar commitments.

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