LFS researchers awarded 2023 NSERC Discovery Grants
We are pleased to announce that four faculty members in LFS received NSERC Discovery research grants to support their long-term projects in the natural sciences and engineering. These grants also recognize the opportunity for students to receive training in innovative projects. A total of 139 new programs and projects led by UBC researchers were awarded more than $34.8 million in funding.
Congratulations to these LFS researchers:
- Siyun Wang, Associate Professor in Food Safety Engineering, for her project Mechanisms of nontyphoidal Salmonella enterica response to bacteriophages in foods. Wang’s research area is on microbial safety.
- Daniel Weary, Professor in the Animal Welfare Program, for his project Welfare, affect and agency in animals. Weary’s work aims to assess and improve various aspects of animal wellbeing.
- Tianxi Yang, Assistant Professor in Food Science, for her project Development of novel analytical tools and advanced materials for sustainable food production. Yang’s research is focused on the development of innovative, analytical technologies and advanced materials to improve the safety, sustainability and resilience of agri-food systems.
- Jennifer Grenz, Assistant Professor (cross-appointed in LFS and Forestry), for her project Eradicated, Now What?: understanding the legacy of plant invasions in the post-control phase to inform long-term ecological restoration. Grenz’s research is focused on the application of an Indigenous worldview to Ecology and Invasion Biology.