Making the link between climate-friendly food

Making the link between climate-friendly food

Making the link between climate-friendly food Sept. 6, 2019 – Should we add carbon pricing to our campus food so people become aware of emissions related to their food sources? That was one bold idea proposed by LFS 450 students. Senior undergraduate UBC students can take LFS 450, offered by the Faculty of Land and […]
Mentoring Helps Students Navigate Real-World Job Market

Mentoring Helps Students Navigate Real-World Job Market

Mentoring Helps Students Navigate Real-World Job Market Mentor: Cait Murphy (left) Mentees: Kira Knight (centre) and Rose Wu Photos of Cait and Kira provided courtesy of Ashley Kobayashi In the months following her graduation from the Global Resource Systems (GRS) program, Cait Murphy recalls applying for multiple jobs and not getting anywhere. During that period, […]
New Frontiers research funds to improve plant proteins, to study environmental impacts of urban migration

New Frontiers research funds to improve plant proteins, to study environmental impacts of urban migration

New Frontiers research funds to improve plant proteins, to study environmental impacts of urban migration Two land and food systems scientists have won New Frontiers in Research Fund Explorations awards, an award stream that focuses on fast-breaking, high-risk research that is international and interdisciplinary. These projects have been funded for two years, with the possibility […]
LFS round-up: Mobilizing climate research, changemakers in our community, and more…
Dylan Kennedy wins award named for his father

Dylan Kennedy wins award named for his father

Dylan Kennedy wins award named for his father May 17, 2019 – This month Dylan Kennedy is graduating from UBC with a remarkable achievement: he is taking home his father’s namesake prize, the George Kennedy Prize in Global Resource Systems. This is awarded to the top graduating student in Global Resource Systems, a program in […]
Research on Delta farms can improve soil productivity and drainage

Research on Delta farms can improve soil productivity and drainage

New UBC findings on Delta farms can improve soil productivity and drainage March 25, 2019 – Farming in Delta, B.C., is becoming increasingly challenging due to the high cost of land, urban encroachment, and impending climate change challenges that include more frequent weather extremes, prolonged droughts and rising sea levels. To investigate how to make […]
Faculty member appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology

Faculty member appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology

Faculty member appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology for British Journal of Pharmacology Barbara Stefanska, Assistant Professor in Nutritional Epigenomics in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC, has been appointed Senior Editor in Cancer Pharmacology for the British Journal of Pharmacology (BJP). BJP is a leading peer-reviewed international medical journal in the field […]
David Fraser re-elected to national animal welfare council

David Fraser re-elected to national animal welfare council

David Fraser re-elected to national animal welfare council Professor David Fraser has been re-elected to Canada’s National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council. The Council provides advice to senior levels of government and the animal production sector on all aspects of farm animal health and welfare in Canada and hosts an annual Forum in Ottawa […]
Animal welfare researcher wins international prize in Bern, Switzerland

Animal welfare researcher wins international prize in Bern, Switzerland

Animal welfare researcher wins international prize in Bern, Switzerland Professor Marina (Nina) von Keyserlingk was recognized by the Hans Sigrist Foundation at the University of Bern with the 2018 Hans Sigrist Prize for her outstanding academic contributions in the field of Sustainably Produced Food of Animal Origin. “The search committee was unanimous in recognizing that […]
LFS round-up: Indigenous learning, support for food entrepreneurship, and more…