2021 News Archives

BC Cancer dietitian receives Michael Smith Health Professional-Investigator award

Congrats to Registered Dietitian Eleah Stringer (BSc FNH ‘13) for winning a Michael Smith Health Research Award to study the effects of intermittent fasting on cancer and the microbiome.

December 16, 2021

Message from the Dean for LFS Community Connects: December 2021

I hope that you are preparing to ring in the holiday season with friends and family. I am cautiously optimistic that our family gatherings will still take place over the holidays, but I’m keeping an eye on the Omicron variant to see if it impacts our travel to Ontario.

December 15, 2021

LFS Winter 2021 Grad Ceremony

A huge congratulations to our Class of 2021! We were so thankful for the chance to celebrate our grads in person in November 2021. The Faculty is proud of their resilience, dedication, and commitment to making the world a better place. Tuum Est!

December 14, 2021

Sustainability Education Awards Recognize UBC

Two collaborative UBC papers were recognized as high-impact sustainability projects and pioneering research. Both thought-leadership papers received 2021 Sustainability Awards.

December 10, 2021

LFS Alumna Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Congratulations to Aditi Sriram, one of 11 Canadians heading to Oxford University next October, and among 100 standout scholars from around the world who won fully sponsored graduate Rhodes Scholarships.

November 24, 2021

Statement about Flooding and Climate Change Events in B.C.

A statement about flooding and climate change events in B.C. from Dean Yada, the UBC Farm, and Faculty Advisory Board.

November 18, 2021

Making Our Food Fairer

Tabitha Martens speaks about Canada’s food systems and how they intersect with culture, colonization, and the lives of BIPOC Canadians.

November 10, 2021

Research on Wagyu-style beef alternatives start at UBC

As Protein Industries Canada and its industry partners invest $7.6 million to produce made-in-Canada meat alternatives, students in LFS will have the opportunity to receive advanced training in making plant-based proteins.

November 9, 2021

Meet Peek-a-Moo, a Data Visualization Tool for Dairy Cattle

Meet Peek-a-Moo, the UBC Dairy Research Centre's new data visualization tool. The new tool helps researchers spot trends in everything from how much cows eat and rest, to where they spend their time, and even who else in the herd they hang out with!

October 22, 2021

Fighting Grain Diseases Using Modern Methods

The grain industry and UBC are partnering to find out how genome technology can prevent pathogens from taking hold in wheat and barley crops.

October 21, 2021

National Day of Truth and Reconcilliation, Summary and Reflection

Thank you to everyone who came to the Intergenerational March for National Truth and Reconciliation day. Click to view a video summary of the event.

October 18, 2021

Millet Pumpkin Porridge

This recipe was written by Xinyan Fan, a program assistant in the LFS Dietetics program. Thank you Xinyan for this lovely fall themed breakfast recipe!

October 14, 2021

New DIY Media Studio Enables UBC Library Users to Record High Quality Video and Audio Content

Our faculty's Duncan McHugh, Digital & Instructional Media Producer has been featured by the UBC Library group. Read about the the library's new DIY media studio and how Duncan will use the space for his course, LFS 400: Audio Storytelling.

Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30

This year, September 30 will also mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. Read about events and learning opportunities on campus.

September 22, 2021

Cheenar Shah

An interview with Cheenar Shah, an alumna currently employed with the BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries as a Climate Change Adaptation Program Advisor.

September 21, 2021

Message from the Dean for LFS Community Connects: Sept. 2021

I hope you are enjoying the crisper, cooler weather that September brings.

Melody Wang Receives 2021 LFS Undergraduate Student Leadership Award

Congratulations to Melody Wang on receiving the 2021 LFS Undergraduate Student Leadership Award!

August 30, 2021

Faculty Advisory Board members receive Order of British Columbia

Congratulations to Faculty Advisory Board members – Arran and Ratana Stephens – on receiving the Order of British Columbia.

August 17, 2021

Three LFS Projects Receive Over $3.5 Million in Funding from the BC Knowledge and Development Fund (BCKDF)

We are proud to announce that three research projects from our faculty received a combined amount of over $3.5 million from the BC Knowledge and Development Fund (BCKDF). Click to see a list of the funded projects with short summaries of the research.

August 13, 2021

Deans Message for LFS Community Connects: July 2021

As UBC campus attractions are open this summer, I invite those of you in the Lower Mainland – and those of you who may in town this summer – to come by and visit!

July 22, 2021