2023 News Archives

Weaving Relations: Applying Indigenous Design and Engagement to Your Work

On October 4, join a Community Engagement Network (CEN) session on applying Indigenous design and engagement to your work.

September 27, 2023

Flavour of the Month: Coconut Smoothie

We asked Della Hamzah, our LFS Dean's Office Communications Assistant what her favourite back to school food and drink was: a coconut smoothie!

September 25, 2023

Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day

Join Land and Food Systems and Applied Science on September 30 for an intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day (OSD).

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

The xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden, First Nations House of Learning, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, and the Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm.

September 20, 2023

PhD profile: Sasha Pollet, Soil Science

Soil Science student Sasha Pollet wins the Warkentin Prize, which recognizes a young scientist who publishes a referred article or graduate thesis.

September 6, 2023

Bird’s-eye view of soil science challenges

Meet Dr. Jude Odhiambo (PhD Soil Science, 1998, who has taken a close look at soils around the world – from the Fraser Valley to his current work location in South Africa.

September 5, 2023

Alumni Profile: Janella Schwab

Janella Schwab is an alumna of the Applied Biology program and is now pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford University. Janella speaks about the unconventional route she took in LFS, and how it led her to discover the world of bioengineering.

August 9, 2023

Alumni Profile: Marley Blok

Marley Blok is an alumna of the Applied Biology program and currently volunteers with Veterinarians Without Borders in their Volunteers Engaged in Gender-Responsive Technical Solutions Program, or VETS for short. Working with local Ghanaian organizations, Blok's goal is to create sustainable socioeconomic change in rural communities through improving health in animal production systems.

July 21, 2023

Early Career Investigator Award

Dr. Tianxi Yang wins an Applied Sciences Early Career Investigator Award for her research that brings high-tech analysis and tools to agri-food.

July 20, 2023

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Appiah

Meet Jennifer Appiah, our student spotlight! Jennifer is a 2022 recipient of the Freybe Award in Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently completing her first year as part of UBC’s Master of Nutrition and Dietetics’ first ever cohort.

Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Bateson

Meet Daniel Bateson, an APBI alumni who works in horticulture.

UBC launches training course on Indigenous understanding for faculty and staff

A new course to set a baseline understanding of Indigenous matters among UBC faculty and staff is officially launching on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21).

June 21, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Pailin Chongchitnant

Meet Pailin Chongchitnant, a chef, author, and YouTuber who has recently published her second cookbook!

June 19, 2023

In Memory of Wilson Mendes

We mourn the passing of our dear friend Wilson Pereira Mendes.

June 5, 2023

UBC Wine Tasting Ability Course

UBC Okanagan partners with University of Bordeaux - ISVV (Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences) to create a new course: Wine Tasting Ability (WTA) BC Canada Level One.

June 2, 2023

2023 LFS|US Student Leadership Award

Three students are being recognized for their leadership in the Land and Food Systems community. Abeera Irfan, Melissa Marthias, and Vivian Li and are recipients of the 2023 LFS Undergraduate Student Leadership Award for their work that to enhance student experiences in the Faculty.

June 1, 2023

Class of 2023 Graduates

We spoke to a few of our outstanding students from the spring Class of 2023. We look forward to keeping up with these students, post-UBC, as we know they have a bright future ahead!

May 30, 2023

LFS Young Alumni Networking Event

Congratulations to the LFS Young Alumni Council on the success of their first networking event!

May 29, 2023

Baby’s first bites: How to introduce food allergens to infants

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. PhD candidate Brock Williams, a registered dietitian, talks about safely introducing potential allergens to an infant for the first time.

May 18, 2023