This diagram encompasses the programs and research groups within the Land and Food Systems faculty.
A Message from the Dean
Green is the new black.
Sustainability issues have become a hot topic in recent years as public concern for the health and well-being of the earth has continued to rise. This is great news for the planet and for our Faculty, as we focus on meeting urgent local and global challenges surrounding food safety, resource use and shared environmental resources.
We do things a bit differently here. Our students are not limited by the four walls of a classroom or even by borders. We recognize that not everyone learns in the same way and we encourage our students to be active participants in their education, wherever it may lead them. To that end, we offer programs that will help them develop practical skills they can use in the real-world.
As well, our researchers are focused on finding viable solutions to pressing global crises and are known worldwide for their innovation and leadership in areas such as dairy, aquaculture and wine research. Whether its grape and wine yeast genomics or animal welfare, LFS research advances scientific knowledge while providing industry with practical solutions.
My hope is that by visiting our website you will discover something new about the important work we are doing here – something that inspires you to join us in creating a more sustainable world.
Dr. Murray B. Isman, Dean
Grounded in science, the Faculty is a leader in integrated research and education that addresses global issues surrounding health and sustainable land and food systems.
The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems uses student-centered learning to educate new generations of scientists equipped to solve the most fundamental issues faced by society — those focused around human health, a sustainable food supply and the responsible use of finite land and water resources.
As one of UBC’s three founding faculties, Land and Food Systems (formerly Agricultural Sciences) changed its name in 2005 to better reflect our interdisciplinary research and focus on sustainability. The importance of healthy and sustainable land and food systems cannot be underestimated as the foundation that touches almost every area of our lives and the lives of our local and global communities.
We are educating students to be global citizens, capable of creating change and critically considering issues vital to the sustainability and advancement of local and global communities. Using an integrated approach that unites scientific knowledge and interdisciplinary studies, our graduates use an international perspective to address pressing societal issues.