All living things depend on the sustainability of the earth’s resources, and learning how to protect and better manage those limited resources is crucial to our survival. That’s your work as a master’s or doctoral student in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. In your time here, you’ll deepen your understanding of critical environmental issues like water pollution, food shortages and rising temperatures, and what these mean to our ability to meet our basic human needs. You’ll connect the dots on global issues like climate change, storm water management, and the relationship between food, nutrition, diet and health. In the field, in the lab, in collaboration and in the classroom, you’ll work with other thinkers to develop solutions to address the problems that our global population is facing.

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Research-Based Programs

Pursue your strongest interests through one of the graduate programs offered by UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world’s eminent researchers in a variety of disciplines as you begin building your life’s work. Contribute to the growing global body of knowledge around the interactions between humans, our food, our food systems — and the land that supports it all.

Professional Programs

Get closer to the source of the problems — and make a stronger impact in shaping the solutions. In any of LFS’s three graduate professional programs, you’ll be integrating knowledge and practices from multiple disciplines with the best people in the field. Innovate. Lead. And bring your insight and expertise to bear on the world’s most urgent issues around food safety, food security, resource use and shared environmental assets.


Lia Maria Dragan, Graduate Programs Office

Mailing Address

Faculty of Land and Food Systems

291 – 2357 Main Mall, H. R. MacMillan Building

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

Tel: 604.822.8373

Fax: 604.822.4400