Zahra Fazal

Class of 2022 Graduates

Class of 2022 Graduates Congratulations to this year’s graduates! We are immensely proud of all our students and excited to share their accomplishments. Cody Rector (BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health) Double major: Food and Nutritional Sciences When meeting Cody Rector, it’s clear he has a strong passion for food. A UBC Centennial Scholar, Rector […]
Zahra Fazal

Zahra Fazal

Zahra Fazal (BSc in Global Resource Systems) Major: Global Health and Nutrition During her time at UBC, Zahra Fazal was determined to create a community for students like her. In her first year, Zahra struggled to adjust to university after moving from her hometown in Morogoro, Tanzania. She found it difficult to access resources and […]
Rachel Chan

Rachel Chan

Rachel Chan (BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health) Major: Food, Nutrition and Health Rachel Chan recalls an important lightbulb moment in her undergraduate years: in 2020 her understanding of the multiple factors that impact a person’s health became crystallized. “I came into this thinking nutrition was just about the body,” says Chan. “But social determinants […]
Erik Thies (left)

Erik Thies

Erik Thies (BSc in Applied Biology) Major: Applied Animal Biology Erik Thies is graduating as an Academic All-Canadian Athlete in Track and Field. He’s proven himself in the classroom, as a Dean’s List honour student, and on the field as a varsity athlete in Race Walk. At the time of this story, Thies is waiting […]
Cody Rector

Cody Rector

Cody Rector (BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health) Double major: Food and Nutritional Sciences When meeting Cody Rector, it’s clear he has a strong passion for food. A UBC Centennial Scholar, Rector is graduating with a double major in Food and Nutritional Sciences, finishing his undergraduate program a year earlier than most people. This fall, […]
Dean Yada and Robinson with a finished carving

Indigenous Directed Studies Course in Carving

Indigenous Directed Studies Course in Carving Dr. Rickey Yada, Dean and Professor, visits Dave Robinson who is mentoring students in an Indigenous directed studies course at Britannia Secondary School in Vancouver. About a dozen students are enrolled and will earn high school credits towards social studies, math and physics by learning carving practices on treated […]
Rob Kim, Career Strategist

An Emerging Voice in Career Advising

An Emerging Voice in Career Advising Spring graduation is just around the corner, and our students are preparing to launch themselves into exciting new careers. Guiding them through their journeys is Career Strategist Rob Kim, who was named one of LinkedIn’s top voices in Jobs and Careers in the United States and Canada recently. Kim’s […]
Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann with "Sticky Pi"

Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus

Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus A new Campus as a Living Laboratory project will enable UBC researchers to monitor insects in real-time, on a scale never done before. “This project promises to help us understand insect biodiversity, which we know is both crucial to ecosystems, and affected by human activities,” says Juli […]
New Faculty Profile: Tianxi Yang

New Faculty Profile: Tianxi Yang

New Faculty Profile: Tianxi Yang Tianxi Yang joined the Faculty’s Food, Nutrition and Health program in February 2022 as an Assistant Professor. She is a food and analytical scientist with a unique combination of research experience that spans academic, industry and government. Yang received her PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and conducted her […]
New Faculty Profile: Jennifer Grenz

New Faculty Profile: Jennifer Grenz

New Faculty Profile: Jennifer Grenz In January 2022, Assistant Professor Jennifer Grenz was cross-appointed in the faculties of Forestry and Land and Food Systems. Well-known in LFS for her popular weed science class, she completed her PhD in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Carol McAusland. She […]