The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is honoured to exist on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. In this acknowledgement, we as a faculty recognize the need to build strong community
relationships with Indigenous people and to provide opportunities for Indigenous students on campus.
Each of these streams in our faculty share a core series of courses which highlights how each component of the food system
is connected by broader issues. At LFS, we recognize the emergent issues within Indigenous communities as they relate
to the food system. These issues include: food security; nutrition; land management; fisheries, wildlife and range management;
and food preservation and production. The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is well suited to position students to address
these issues within their particular cultural contexts. The Faculty of Land and Food Systems maintains active research
partnerships with Canadian and global Indigenous communities; we offer courses focusing on emergent Indigenous issues;
and we have facilities, such as the
UBC Farm, which promote Indigenous space and initiatives on campus. As a faculty, we are committed to expanding education
and research that is relevant to Indigenous communities in Canada and around the globe.
Meet Joel: Academic Advisor, Aboriginal Students
My name is Joel Liman. I am an alumni of Land and Food Systems and am passionate about the opportunities for students
in this faculty. It is an honour for me to live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of
the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. I am available in a variety of ways to help students during their time at UBC.
If you have questions about admissions, academic planning, research, careers or getting involved in Indigenous initiatives
on campus, I am here to help. Please do not hesitate to set up an appointment with me.
My intention is not to say don't plant, don't do community gardens, but I don't think it is necessarily in the best interest of Vancouver to push something without informing people of all the considerations they need to make.
I'm very proud to be part of Purdys. I couldn't have predicted when I was going to UBC that I would one day be President of Purdys, but I knew that whatever I was going to do, I was going to love it and be successful at it.