Jay Martiniuk

New Faculty Profile: Jay Martiniuk

New Faculty Profile: Jay Martiniuk Growing up on his family’s vineyard in the Okanagan, and working as a cellar master and winemaker at B.C. wineries, Jay Martiniuk brings wine-making insights from industry to the classroom. He is excited to share this knowledge with his students as a Lecturer in wine science and fermentation. To Martiniuk, […]
Thorsten Knipfer

Drought Resistance in Wine Grapes and Hazelnuts

Drought Resistance in Wine Grapes and Hazelnuts This year, B.C. experienced an unusually warm and dry autumn. Vancouver recorded seven millimetres of rain this past September, a far cry from the city’s monthly average of nearly 60 millimetres. More than simply an extra long summer, this unseasonal weather has massive impacts on the agricultural sector. […]
Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova at the Human Animal Interaction Lab

Animal Welfare Program Expands Research on Canine Companions

Animal Welfare Program Expands Research on Canine Companions A new lab in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program welcomes furry, four-legged participants who can provide researchers with greater insights into their cognitive abilities. Led by Assistant Professor and Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist, Alexandra (Sasha) Protopopova, the Human-Animal Interaction Lab will use behavioural studies to understand differences in […]

Dean’s Message

Dean’s Message I hope you enjoy this issue of ReachOut magazine, where we are introducing a refreshed look-and-feel to the edition. I invite you to meet four new researchers and instructors who have joined LFS. Also, you may recognize some retiring faculty members who have just hung up their hats after long and illustrious careers […]
Dr. Sean Smukler and Emma Yates

Investigating a No-Till Future

Investigating a No-Till Future Evaluating Tarps to Terminate Cover Crops and Reduce Tillage In summer 2020, Emma Yates was one of the undergraduate students analyzing soils for the Long-Term Biodiversity Monitoring Project at the UBC Farm, when the students hit upon an interesting pattern. Areas under agricultural production had significantly fewer earthworms than adjacent areas […]
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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese This recipe is great for the fall when the winter squashes are in season! It takes a spin on one of my all-time classic recipes, spaghetti bolognese while still offering a similar texture to a pasta dish. I love making this when I am in need of a quick dinner for myself […]
Dr. Siyun Wang

Dr. Siyun Wang delves into what exactly a “best before” date means on RED FM

Dr. Siyun Wang delves into what exactly a “best before” date means on RED FM LFS Associate Professor, Siyun Wang, chats with Vanshika Sharma of RED RM about best before dates, and what they actually mean for your food. If you have a carton of eggs past their best before dates, should you throw them […]
Research aims to investigate dog cognition and therapy dog programs

Research aims to investigate dog cognition and therapy dog programs

A new lab at UBC’s Vancouver campus is looking for research participants—and not just anyone will do. The criteria? Must be furry and four-legged. Enjoy belly rubs and yummy treats? That’s a bonus, too.