International Day of Women and Girls in Science
To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Saturday, February 11, we are highlighting some outstanding members of the LFS community. Read on to see why they decided to pursue science.
“There’s nothing more exhilarating than knowing that your work helps better people and planet, alike.”
Kimia is the President of the newly-formed LFS Young Alumni Council. She graduated with a BSc in Food, Nutrition and Health in 2020 and received her MSc in Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry in 2021 from McGill University.
“I love medicine because it combines physiology-based problem-solving and human connection.“
Misa is a UBC medical student in her third year of studies. She is the VP of Professional Development in the newly-formed LFS Young Alumni Council. Misa graduated with a BSc in Global Resource Systems in 2020 and was a UBC Wesbrook Scholar.
“My goal is to contribute to sustainable food production and biodiversity conservation in the face of climate change so our future food systems are vibrant and resilient.”
Hafsa is a Master’s student in Plant Science and is currently working with Associate Professor Risa Sargent in the Plant-Pollinator and Global Change Lab (PPGC).
“I love having the opportunity to contribute to the conservation of species and ecosystem services, not only through the advancement of knowledge, but also by applying the results of our research in the field.”
Sarah is a Master’s student in Plant Science and is currently working with Associate Professor Risa Sargent in the Plant-Pollinator and Global Change Lab (PPGC).
“Pursuing a major in Applied Animal Biology has opened up avenues for me in animal behaviour, welfare, and even social science. Now beginning my journey in research, I have realized that there is so much to learn about the interactions between humans and the animals in our lives.”
Meghan is an undergraduate student studying Applied Animal Biology at LFS.