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 […]

Learning Tools for Just Food

Learning Tools for Just Food Joyce Liao and Meryn Corkery worked on a community project in LFS 350 (Land, Food, and Community II) involving equity issues in the food system and both felt a strong desire to dig deeper. So together with PhD candidate Colin Dring, they proposed an ambitious project to build tools that […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean There are changemakers among us. Those who are not satisfied with the status quo and are motivated to take action for the greater good. In this issue of ReachOut we talk to a few of those changemakers in the Land and Food Systems community who are making a difference. Two […]

The Science of Storytelling

The Science of Storytelling LFS 400 (Audio Storytelling) is not your typical science course. In fact, course instructors Duncan McHugh, Digital & Instructional Media Producer in the Learning Centre, and Will Valley, an Instructor in the Faculty, encourage students from all disciplines to enroll. “LFS 400 is a science communications course, disguised as a podcasting […]

Research Associate: Molecular Food Microbiology

Research Associate: Molecular Food Microbiology Dr. Xiaonan Lu’s Food Safety Laboratory at UBC invites applications for a part time Research Associate position (75%) with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019. The position is located in the Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH) program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (Vancouver campus) (www.foodsafetyengineering.landfood.ubc.ca). […]
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