2020 News Archives

Deans Message for LFS Community Connects: December 2020

Deans Message for LFS Community Connects: December 2020 With the holidays approaching, I hope you have the chance to take a breather and recharge. It will indeed be an unusual holiday season. Like many of you, I will not be travelling to celebrate with family, but will sit tight here at home in B.C. Most […]
December 17, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Receives a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Receives a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award Larissa Rossen, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Faculty, is a recipient of the Research Trainee Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. This award recognizes exceptional health researchers in B.C., and supports them in the training phase of their […]
December 14, 2020

New Dietetics Crowd Fundraiser


November 19, 2020

Dean’s Message for LFS Community Connects: October 2020

Dean’s Message for LFS Community Connects: October 2020 Hello and welcome to fall! As this is the month to give thanks, I wanted to write about some of the things for which I am grateful. To start, our LFS Mentorship program has taken off this year. We’ve hit a record number of mentors (118) who […]
October 26, 2020

Assistant Professor Tamara Cohen Receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Assistant Professor Tamara Cohen Receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant Dr. Tamara Cohen, an Assistant Professor in the Food, Nutrition and Health program and the Director of the Dietetics program, has received an Insight Development Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Her project will look into the development of a […]
September 4, 2020

Community Builder Roxana Quinde Wins President’s Staff Award

Community Builder Roxana Quinde Wins President’s Staff Award Sept 3 – Roxana Quinde has won a UBC President’s Staff Award for Community Engagement. For the last 20 years, she has fostered global links to universities and organizations for student exchanges, and has been a strong community builder on campus. Quinde became a full-time staff member […]
September 3, 2020

Bond between cow and calf grows deeper when suckling is allowed

Bond between cow and calf grows deeper when suckling is allowed August 28, 2020 – A new study from UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems measures how strong a bond develops between a cow and her calf based on the amount of time spent together and whether suckling takes place. “Previous studies suggested that […]
August 28, 2020

Dean’s Message for LFS Community Connects: August 2020

Dean’s Message for LFS Community Connects: August 2020 It’s been six months since we’ve had to make a quick pivot into our new virtual existence. I don’t know where the time has gone – fall is just around the corner, which means we are preparing for students to resume classes. This year our Term 1 […]
August 21, 2020

Three Faculty Members are Recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Three Faculty Members are Recipients of the John R. Evans Leaders Fund Three researchers at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems have received funding from the Government of Canada, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Assistant Professor Derek Dee received $125,000 for his project, Single Molecule Force […]
August 19, 2020

Professor Dan Weary Receives UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science

Professor Dan Weary Receives UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science Professor Dan Weary received the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science. The UFAW Medal recognises exceptional achievements of individual scientists who have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of animal welfare over a number […]
August 13, 2020

UBC Moves Up in Rank for Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology

UBC Moves Up in Rank for Agricultural Sciences, Food Science and Technology July 22, 2020 – The Faculty of Land and Food Systems is pleased to share the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings by academic subject for 2020. In the field of Agricultural Sciences, our Faculty maintained the #1 spot in Canada, and […]
July 22, 2020

UBC and BC SPCA Launch New Research Chair to Study Companion Animals

UBC and BC SPCA Launch New Research Chair to Study Companion Animals June 22, 2020 – Companion animals play a large role in their adopted families and in service programs where their social interactions can benefit people with disabilities. Alexandra Protopopova, an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, has done extensive […]
June 22, 2020

Meet the LFS Class of 2020

Meet the LFS Class of 2020! Congratulations to all of our students in the Class of 2020! Here are just a few of our outstanding students who are poised to make their mark in the world. Njoki Mburu, Global Resources Systems As an international student from Nakuru, Kenya, Njoki received the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship to […]
June 17, 2020

Racial Equity and Food Systems Resources

Racial Equity and Food Systems Resources The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) is a diverse network of students, staff, faculty and community partnerships. In support of Black Lives Matter and #shutdownSTEM, we need to work collectively towards dismantling systems of oppression in our faculty, at UBC, and beyond. The resources below are a […]
June 10, 2020

May is National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month! To mark the occasion, we asked Dr. Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, an assistant professor in the animal welfare program, about the benefits of having an animal companion by your side. Now that we are all stuck at home, we can appreciate our bond with our companion animals even more! Previous research […]
May 14, 2020

Alumni: Pivoting Their Businesses during COVID-19

Alumni: Pivoting Their Businesses during COVID-19 The COVID-19 situation has affected almost every industry around the world. We checked in with three Faculty of Land and Food Systems entrepreneurs in Vancouver, to see how they are adapting their food and beverage businesses in these times. Mauricio Lozano, Master of Food Science, 2009 Mauricio Lozano Faculty […]
May 4, 2020