2022 News Archives

All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm

The Indigenous Research Partnership, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and The First Nations House of Learning invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm.

September 26, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Cassandra Tucker, PhD

Cassandra Tucker obtained a PhD from the UBC Animal Welfare Program in 2003 and is now a Professor at the University of California Davis (UC Davis), and the Director of the Centre of Animal Welfare.

August 29, 2022

Back to School Recipe: Pesto Shrimp Flatbread

Arlene Nguyen is an LFS student in her final year of the UBC Dietetics Program and shares her favourite back to school recipe – Pesto Shrimp Flatbreads.

August 24, 2022

Using AI can make our food safer

Artificial intelligence can help boost safety in food production, according to a study by UBC and University of Guelph. The average cost of a food recall due to bacterial or microbial contamination is US$10 million.

August 9, 2022

Better nutrition in aquaculture targets disease reduction

Juvenile farmed fish to receive fulvic acids as a feed supplement.

August 1, 2022

Join us for #ubcAWP25!

We are excited to announce that we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Animal Welfare Program in 2022/23, and we want you to join us!

June 23, 2022

Pamely Keung

Meet Pamely Keung, an alumna who leads the innovation, regulatory and technical support segments at Earth's Own Food Company.

June 21, 2022

Class of 2022 Graduates

Congratulations to this year's graduates! We are immensely proud of all our students and excited to share their accomplishments.,Congratulations to this year's graduates! We are immensely proud of all our students and excited to share their accomplishments.

May 27, 2022

Indigenous Directed Studies Course in Carving

Dr. Rickey Yada, Dean and Professor, visits Dave Robinson who is mentoring students in an Indigenous directed studies course at Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver.

May 26, 2022

A Luminous Journey: The Art of Arran Stephens

In support of Ukraine, an exhibit is taking place at the AMS Hatch Gallery in June.

May 13, 2022

Dorothy Dinh

Meet Dorothy Dinh, an alumni and entrepreneur! With two growing small businesses under her belt, Dorothy talks about entrepreneurship, social media growth, and the LFS community.

April 25, 2022

Webinar: The Future of Agriculture: A Conversation Revisited

Join Dean Rickey Yada, President Santa Ono, and a panel of experts, as they address supply chains, climate adaptation, technology and trade, and how we can work towards a stronger future for agriculture.

April 7, 2022

March is Nutrition Month!

In 2022, the theme for Nutrition Month is Ingredients for a Healthier Tomorrow. We spoke to a few dietitians – alumni of our Food, Nutrition and Health program (Dietetics major), as well as faculty members about their thoughts on this theme.

March 14, 2022

Digital detection web for on-campus insects: Building community resilience in biodiversity monitoring

Tracking insects at UBC campus is taking a leap forward by employing high-tech, automated tools such as remote sensing, machine learning, and the Internet of Things.

March 4, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and meet a few outstanding Black scholars in LFS.

February 11, 2022

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science this Friday, February 11, we will be highlighting five outstanding members of the LFS community throughout the week. Check on this page for regular updates!

February 7, 2022

Helen Zhou

New graduate, Helen Zhou is the Marketing Coordinator for Herbaland Gummies. With a degree in food, nutrition and health, Helen has found herself in a career that compliments her degree, while being able to showcase the marketing skills she is developing.

January 25, 2022

Is eating a mixed diet better for health and survival?

An analysis of 20 longitudinal studies looking at the link between dietary diversity and chronic disease impacts.

New study shows the toll industrial farming takes on bird diversity

A new UBC-led study looking into the impacts that large industrial farming has on biodiversity found that increased farm size causes a decline in bird diversity.

January 10, 2022