Why Land and Food Systems?
The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is one of the three founding Faculties of UBC, and are currently ranked as one of the top 25 Life Sciences Schools in the world, and #2 in Canada. With our innovative teaching and curriculum, commitment to community engagement and focus on scientific knowledge with practical applications, our 1600 undergraduate students are well positioned to be the next great generation of problem solvers, collaborators and systems-thinkers. Grounded in Science, global in scope, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems offers three undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees:
- Applied Biology (focus on plants, soils, the environment or animals – students can complete prerequisites for veterinary medicine )
- Food, Nutrition and Health (focus on human nutrition, health prevention, food science or apply to the only Dietetics program in the province)
- Global Resource Systems (focus on a region and a resource and tailor your program around your passions)
- Global Resource Systems is a second- or third-year entry program
Join us for UBC Welcomes You 2017!
If you have received an offer of admission to an LFS program at UBC for 2017, congratulations! We are excited you have been admitted to our Faculty and look forward to meeting you soon. If you’ve ever dreamed of helping remote communities get equal access to water, compelled to stand up for animal rights, or have a passion for a sustainable food system for the next generation, you share the same values and passions as our students, faculty and staff. Whether you’ve already committed to your LFS offer or are still making decisions about which offer to accept, there are many ways to learn more about our programs and what you can expect as a member of our Faculty. We invite you bring your friends and family to meet with us at UBC Welcomes You, 2017.
At UBC Welcomes You, you will:
- Find out what makes our Faculty and programs unique
- Meet current students in your program; LFS students will lead you on our famous “LFS Amazing Race” so you can tour LFS buildings and labs, get to know the UBC campus, and gain insight into what life would be like for you next year
- Hear from the Dean, Dr. Rickey Yada and other faculty members about what your classroom and learning experiences will be like
- Have your questions answered about next steps to register and get ready for first year
When: Saturday, April 29th from 10:00am to 12:30pm
Register here by April 23 so you don’t miss out!
If you are interested in learning more about LFS but cannot join us in person, we encourage you to explore our website and contact the LFS Student Services team with any questions; we are happy to help. You may also find the additional information below helpful!
Register for Jump Start now and kick-start your transition to UBC.
Be prepared to start UBC. Build your UBC community. Set yourself up for academic success. Register for Jump Start today!
Transitioning to university can be scary, but that’s why we’re so excited to tell you about Jump Start, a program that will give you the tools and resources you need to start strong in September! As soon as you arrive on campus on August 20, you’ll start learning all there is to know about life at UBC.
All students entering their first year in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems are encouraged to register and attend Jump Start.
The core curriculum of LFS undergraduate programs is centred on three interconnected pillars: Land, Food and Community. These concepts, and their relationship to one another, form the basis of our core undergraduate series: LFS 100, LFS 250, LFS 350 and LFS 450. Through these courses, LFS students from all disciplines work together to apply a systems-based approach in order to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our world today: our relationship to the land (including the animals that also call it home), the environmental and economic factors affecting its use, the food we produce, our relationship to food as a culture, the impacts of land use and dietary choices on our nutritional health, the safety and quality of the food systems we create, and the sustainability of all of these systems for future generations. We are a Faculty of superheroes. What will your superpower be?