Instructor (tenure track) in Communications

Instructor (tenure track) in Communications Joint Appointment in Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applications are invited for a joint faculty position at the Instructor level in the Faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia. This is a tenure-track position in the educational leadership […]

Thinking small in the face of climate change

Thinking Small in the Face of Climate Change Juli Carrillo (photo, right side) and Cara Haney are looking to some of Earth’s smallest organisms to help plants adapt to rising carbon dioxide (CO₂) levels. Carrillo and Haney have launched a two-year project funded by the George Weston Seeding Food Innovation Grant, investigating how beneficial soil […]

Mahsa Jessri

New faculty profile: Mahsa Jessri Mahsa Jessri is a new Assistant Professor in the Food, Nutrition and Health Program where she leads the Nutritional Epidemiology for Population Health research group. She works at the unique intersection of nutritional sciences, and population and public health. Her goal is to help shape nutritional guidelines and policy decisions […]

Derek Dee

New faculty profile: Derek Dee Derek Dee joined the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in January 2019 as an Assistant Professor in Food Science. His research focuses on understanding protein structure and function, and its potential applications in food, biomaterials and medicine. Dee’s research is an unusual combination of food science and biophysics. His […]

News & Notes

News & Notes Mark your calendars for Homecoming at UBC! Save the date of Saturday, Sept. 14! Homecoming takes place at UBC Vancouver campus with several LFS events planned again this year. This is a chance to rekindle your collegiate spirit and meet up with fellow classmates. More details on events will be posted throughout […]

Jim Thompson retires from UBC

Jim Thompson retires from UBC Professor Jim Thompson, who was Director of the Dairy Education and Research Centre for 21 years, retired in December 2018. Thompson received his Bachelors and Masters in Agriculture from UBC in 1964 and 1966, respectively. He then completed his PhD at the University of California (Davis) in 1971. He was […]

Mobilizing Climate Action Research from University to Farm

Mobilizing Climate Action Research from University to Farm A network in British Columbia is helping deliver climate change research directly to those who could benefit in the agriculture industry. The BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network (ACARN) launched in May 2017 to be a conduit between agricultural researchers, industry specialists, policy makers, students and producers […]

Better veggies for Canadian organic farmers

Better Veggies for Canadian Organic Farmers A new Canada-wide project led by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) will help organic vegetable growers find plant varieties better suited to Canadian climates and environments. Postdoctoral Fellow Alexandra Lyon and Professor Hannah Wittman are leading a new five-year research project called Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI). […]

From Backyards to City Parks: Preserving Green Space

From Backyards to City Parks: Preserving Green Space Camil Dumont (MSc Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems 2017) is well into his first term as Park Board Commissioner for the City of Vancouver, a city that prides itself on its more 200 beaches and parks, including the historic Stanley Park. It is here that […]

A Bold Voice for Change

A Bold Voice for Change Christine Boyle (BSc Global Resource Systems 2007), a first time Councillor for the City of Vancouver, isn’t afraid to take on big issues. When announcing her decision to run, she decided to focus her campaign on tackling the growing wealth gap, housing affordability, and on strengthening community engagement. Boyle has […]