Nilanga Aki Bandara has a Master’s in Kinesiology and started medical school at UBC in 2021. Aki is also a UBC Wesbrook Scholar.
My program has a lot of flexibility, and provides a variety of possible career options and opportunities.
Adrienne Nye is a Scientific Communications and Creative Content Professional, with career experience at STEMCELL Technologies. She was a mentor in the 2020-21 LFS Mentorship Program.
My work is guided by the principles of One Welfare, where the wellbeing of humans, animals and the environment are ultimately interconnected.
The chance to do research at the UBC Dairy Research and Education Centre has allowed me to continue contributing to the development of dairy farming.
There are so many opportunities to be involved within the greater UBC and Vancouver communities - there's always something interesting to do.
My focus is on preventative health care and how we can use nutrition and plant-based eating as a way to prevent and heal diseases.
The small and interconnected LFS community presented me with so many opportunities.
Hands-on learning experiences provided the opportunity to learn how to apply knowledge learned in the classroom, and this set me up for success in my career.
My classes promoted group work and problem-based learning with other disciplines, which prepared me for my work in my industry today.
I am developing the tools necessary to help address health inequities in my local community.
I am deeply grateful for the communities I have been part of during my time in LFS
Pursue what you are passionate about - only you can decide what you want for your career.
The electives that I took to complement my degree really helped to pave the way for the career I eventually fell into.
The leadership skills I've developed from volunteering in LFS mentoring program have helped with my own career advancement.
I am proud to learn on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
I hope to bring awareness of how plants are engaging with the environment around them, and how that environment is helping to shape their growth behaviour.
The amount of personal growth I’ve witnessed, both in myself and others, since joining this community is unbelievable.
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.