While people often joke about how my current job doesn't seem to relate to my degree studying food systems, I actually got this job because of my LFS background!
Animals need a voice, and as a trained scientist, I can bring an evidence-based and ethical perspective to the societal dilemmas they face.
I am developing the tools necessary to help address health inequities in my local community.
My aim is to utilize my knowledge of nutrition and holistic health to help improve people's well being and access to healthcare.
LFS has helped me understand scientific mechanisms and processes in a tangible way, but also helped me to see what it means to be a part of my global and local food system.
LFS is full of inspiration. It’s around every corner and impossible to miss.
I am more than a number: my learning is supported by the UBC community and my Faculty.
I’m so glad I’m here, because I’ve felt a strong sense of belonging since day one.
An exchange program in my fourth year introduced me to entomophagy, and I continued to travel and study how local cultures produce and consume insects.
The flexibility of the GRS program gave me the time to find my focus, and ultimately connect with community through land and food.
My most valuable experience from university was just going through all these things with a group of people who I know will be there with me in the future.
The confidence that I gained from taking leaps while in university helped me to continue doing so when I entered the real world.
This Faculty has opened up my perspectives of what I can accomplish in my career after UBC.
What drew me to UBC was its reputation of academic excellence and a real commitment to student well-being.
My advisors helped me realize I could combine my interests in animal studies and biomedical research in the animal welfare program in LFS.
Classes are where I gain invaluable knowledge and make connections, but extracurricular activities have given me the leadership and organizational skills I take into all aspects of my life.
Dr. Gulati's research focuses on questions related to the formation and effectiveness of environmental policies.
I wanted to prove to myself that I could do what it takes to get into a school like UBC.
I never thought a career in research was something I wanted, but a research methods class with UBC Animal Welfare Professors Nina von Keyserlingk and Dan Weary changed things for me.
My intention is not to say don't plant, don't do community gardens, but I don't think it is necessarily in the best interest of Vancouver to push something without informing people of all the considerations they need to make.