Chiyi Tam is a second generation Canadian-Chinese urbanist. She is currently the site coordinator of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. She was formerly the coordinator of the Technology and Management Centre for Development at Oxford University’s Department of International Development. Ms. Tam graduated from UBC and received the Walter G. Hardwick Scholarship in Urban Studies. During her time as a student, Ms. Tam served as the Associate Vice-President Sustainability at the student society and was involved in launching the UmbraCity umbrella-sharing service on campus, later serving as the company’s communications officer. Ms. Tam is also an alumni of CityStudio Vancouver and Inner City Farms cohorts.