2019 News Archives

Making the link between climate-friendly food

Making the link between climate-friendly food Sept. 6, 2019 – Should we add carbon pricing to our campus food so people become aware of emissions related to their food sources? That was one bold idea proposed by LFS 450 students. Senior undergraduate UBC students can take LFS 450, offered by the Faculty of Land and […]
September 6, 2019

Barbara Hsiao receives President’s Staff Award

Barbara Hsiao, Director of HR & Administration, receives President’s Staff Award Aug. 26, 2019 – Barbara Hsiao, the director of HR and administration in the faculty, was recognized with a 2019 President’s Staff Award (Wellbeing). While she is a trusted advisor to many, Barbara stands out for her continuous commitment to delivering outstanding service. As […]

Mentoring Helps Students Navigate Real-World Job Market

Mentoring Helps Students Navigate Real-World Job Market Mentor: Cait Murphy (left) Mentees: Kira Knight (centre) and Rose Wu Photos of Cait and Kira provided courtesy of Ashley Kobayashi In the months following her graduation from the Global Resource Systems (GRS) program, Cait Murphy recalls applying for multiple jobs and not getting anywhere. During that period, […]
August 1, 2019

New Frontiers research funds to improve plant proteins, to study environmental impacts of urban migration

New Frontiers research funds to improve plant proteins, to study environmental impacts of urban migration Two land and food systems scientists have won New Frontiers in Research Fund Explorations awards, an award stream that focuses on fast-breaking, high-risk research that is international and interdisciplinary. These projects have been funded for two years, with the possibility […]
June 12, 2019

Dylan Kennedy wins award named for his father

Dylan Kennedy wins award named for his father May 17, 2019 – This month Dylan Kennedy is graduating from UBC with a remarkable achievement: he is taking home his father’s namesake prize, the George Kennedy Prize in Global Resource Systems. This is awarded to the top graduating student in Global Resource Systems, a program in […]
May 17, 2019

LFS researchers use new agriculture technology to measure greenhouse gas emissions

LFS researchers use new agriculture technology to measure greenhouse gas emissions Researchers at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems have partnered with Orbis Mesh Technologies Inc. in an effort to further study greenhouse gas emissions using chambers on the UBC Farm. Assistant Professor Sean Smukler is the project’s supervisor. “We’re using Orbis Mesh technology […]
April 18, 2019

Research on Delta farms can improve soil productivity and drainage

New UBC findings on Delta farms can improve soil productivity and drainage March 25, 2019 – Farming in Delta, B.C., is becoming increasingly challenging due to the high cost of land, urban encroachment, and impending climate change challenges that include more frequent weather extremes, prolonged droughts and rising sea levels. To investigate how to make […]
March 25, 2019

Faculty member appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology

Faculty member appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology for British Journal of Pharmacology Barbara Stefanska, Assistant Professor in Nutritional Epigenomics in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC, has been appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology for the British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP). BJP is a leading peer-reviewed international medical journal in the field […]
January 22, 2019