Associate or Assistant Professor in Food Science

Associate or Assistant Professor in Food Science Posted December 2, 2021 The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (www.landfood.ubc.ca) is seeking an outstanding candidate for a full-time, tenure stream position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program in the […]
Aditi Sriram

LFS Alumna Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

LFS Alumna Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship When Aditi Sriram was growing up in North York, Ontario, in a neighbourhood bursting with immigrants but short on community amenities, she never dreamed that she would ever leave her province or work in the financial sector. Now, as a 2022 Canadian Rhodes Scholar-Elect, she is accustomed to setting […]

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean In this issue, we explore how student learning is changing. While our faculty has been relatively strong at incorporating social issues and systems thinking into our curriculum, we recognize there’s still a long way to go. With the creation of two new positions in LFS, we’ll be making greater inroads at […]
Nicole Adoranti, Embedded Counsellor
Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Land and Food Systems

New Counsellor To Support Students

New Counsellor To Support Students Nicole Adoranti, a Canadian Certified Counsellor, is the newest addition to the LFS community. In a newly created role, she will be the Embedded Counsellor to both Land and Food Systems and Forestry, providing single session or short-term counselling, triage and referrals to students, while also promoting mental health through […]
Tabitha Robin Martens

New Faculty Profile: Tabitha Robin Martens

New Faculty Profile: Tabitha Robin Martens Tabitha Robin Martens joined the Faculty in September 2021 as an Assistant Professor in the Applied Biology program. She has her BSc in Environmental Studies from the University of Winnipeg and MEnv from the University of Manitoba, where she looked at dozens of Indigenous food sovereignty initiatives in Western […]

News & Notes, Milestones

News & Notes Discovery Grants Support Wide-Ranging LFS Research Programs From investigating the impact of diet on the body’s cells, to understanding mood states in animals, to protecting plants from disease and drought, LFS research is diverse and exciting. Six researchers were successful in this year’s NSERC Discovery Grants program, which supports ongoing, long-term research […]
Food Science Curriculum: Meeting Future Needs

Food Science Curriculum: Meeting Future Needs

Food Science Curriculum: Meeting Future Needs As the food industry changes to meet consumer demands, UBC’s food science curriculum is keeping up. In fall 2021, the BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health (Food Science major) launched two new courses, and a revised curriculum to better reflect the needs of the food industry. UBC offers B.C.’s […]
Walker next to a camera trap at the UBC Farm

Learning to Coexist with Urban Wildlife

Learning to Coexist with Urban Wildlife Over the summer, there was an increase in coyote interactions in Vancouver parks, green spaces, and neighbourhoods. While coyotes have always had a presence on UBC’s Vancouver campus, the lack of human activity over quarantine allowed the urban canines more freedom to move through campus spaces. As students, staff, […]
Debra Abraham (left) and Kelsey McGregor (right) from Unique Get Together Society

It Takes a Community to Motivate Change

It Takes a Community to Motivate Change Community partnerships make a world of difference for students. When three students in FNH 473 (Applied Public Health Nutrition) were selecting a project evaluating food and nutrition programs and how social factors impact health in communities, they chose one focused on Indigenous food programs. As none of the […]

How Can Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change

How Can Agriculture Adapt to Climate Change? This summer saw unprecedented climate events in regions around the world. Canada set an all-time record high temperature when Lytton, B.C., broke the heat record for three consecutive days in June, peaking at 49.6° C. What does this mean for agriculture? We asked some LFS faculty members to […]