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Good Soil, Good Humans – UBC Farm

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Vancouver Sun: 31 UBC professors appointed Canada Research Chairs in $27 million boost for school

Posted: Tue February 9, 2016 | Keywords: , , ,

Thirty-one UBC professors have been appointed as Canada Research Chairs, an honour that has earned the school a $27.2-million boost. The B.C. scholars were announced Tuesday morning by Minister of Science Kristy Duncan, and they comprise a full 10th of the 305 chairs appointed across the country this winter. Eighteen of UBC’s chairs are new, […] (read more)

LFS Researchers Part of $27 Million Canadian Research Chair Program

Posted: Tue February 9, 2016 | Keywords:

Assistant Professor Simone Castellarin (Wine Research Centre) and Assistant Professor Yvonne Lamers (Human Nutrition) are two of 31 UBC professors appointed/renewed as Canada Research Chairs (CRC) this week. (read more)

Maclean’s: The university professors who are at the heads of the 2015 class

Posted: Thu February 4, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

The 3M National Fellowship Award comes with no money attached, but the prestige is its own reward, as universities trumpet their winners and Maclean’s considers the awards as a part of its measure of faculty success in its annual University Rankings. For 30 years, the award has been bringing together 10 teachers every year (save […] (read more)

Business in Vancouver: Chief of Vancouver builder’s charities cultivates generosity

Posted: Tue January 26, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

Sylvia Bosa (BHE ’96), director, Bosa Properties and BlueSky Properties charitable foundations was profiled by Business in Vancouver magazine this month. Bosa has applied the lessons learned at home to the family’s development business, overseeing the work of the Bosa Properties and BlueSky Properties charitable foundations, which receive $1,000 from every unit sold by the […] (read more)

Globe and Mail: Why Canadians are Paying More and More for Groceries

Posted: Mon January 25, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

Canadians are paying more at the check-out line, even as global food prices decline. What’s behind the price hike? And is any relief on the way? (read more)

Georgia Straight: Demand for dietitians opens career options

Posted: Wed January 20, 2016 | Keywords: , , ,

With increasing numbers of people becoming aware of the benefits of a healthy diet, dietitians in private practice who offer one-on-one counselling have perhaps never been more in demand. Yet options upon graduating go much further than merely providing advice to individuals. (read more)

THIS Magazine – The People do Good Stuff Issue: Ilana Labow

Posted: Mon January 11, 2016 | Keywords: , , ,

When Ilana Labow was getting her hands dirty planting baby greens and carrots in a friend’s backyard in 2009, she never envisioned that it would lead her to start a non-profit organization. “It was accidental. I’m not going to lie,” says Labow, the 32-year-old co-founder and director of Fresh Roots. “It was a lot of […] (read more)

BC Business: Why we overspend—and what to do about it

Posted: Fri January 8, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

By late 2015, household debt in B.C. had reached record levels. While there are many reasons for this, an inability to plan for the future and track small or irregular purchases is a key part of the problem. What the experts say we can—and must—do about it. (read more)

Globe & Mail: Metro Vancouver to extend water restriction period

Posted: Thu January 7, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

Metro Vancouver, which includes more than 20 communities in the region, says water restrictions will be in place from May 15 until Oct. 15, rather than June 1 to Sept. 30 in previous years. It is the first time Metro Vancouver has extended the dates of water restrictions in the past decade. (read more)

Farm Journal: Animal Welfare Tops List of Consumer Dairy Concerns

Posted: Mon January 4, 2016 | Keywords: ,

A survey of just under 500 Americans shows animal welfare and wellbeing tops their list of concerns when they think about farms, milk and dairy foods. The on-line survey was conducted twice, once in June 2014 and again in January 2015. Roughly 70% of the respondents were less than 35 years of age, and about […] (read more)

The Globe & Mail: I Hate Food

Posted: Sat January 2, 2016 | Keywords: , ,

For some of us, eating is more about function than form, more a daily act of sustenance than lip-smacking cultural observance. Maryam Siddiqi, a self-described non-foodie, talks to experts about the chemistry behind the crave (or lack thereof). (read more)

BBC Radio 4: Sociable Aliens

Posted: Tue December 22, 2015 | Keywords: , ,

Animal welfare professor Christine Nicol will interview animal welfare scientists, philosophers and wildlife biologists to get under the skin of animal sentience and the potential consequences of accepting that animals are conscious, aware creatures. (read more)