LFS Links

LFS LINKS


Interested in LFS? Connect here.


The Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) has plenty to offer. LFS Links is here to help you connect your interests and passions to one of our four undergraduate programs: Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH), Applied Biology (APBI), Global Resource Systems (GRS), and Food and Resource Economics (FRE).



Keep up with our events!

Stay tuned for details on upcoming events. From virtual workshops, recruitment events to high school visits, our Student Outreach Team (Maddy, Wing, Yolanda and Oceania) are here to help you learn more about LFS and the programs we offer and answer your questions. We know what it’s like to be a prospective interested in LFS – we are here to help you navigate the world of UBC LFS!

Thank you to those who joined us for a week of virtual events and workshops to learn more about the programs offered in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems! We hope Taste of LFS gave you a chance to connect with Academic Advisors and current students, to ask questions about your academic journey, and to explore the many opportunities available to you in LFS.

If you were unable to attend any of the sessions, recordings will be available soon. Below you can find descriptions of what you can expect from each of our sessions. Check back here for any updates!

  • LFS Information Session: Come learn more about our friendly Faculty! Our community leaders and peers drive change in the areas of food security and safety, human nutrition, and the way we lean on our land. Learn from our Academic Advisors and current students about our unique program options, get your admissions questions answered, and explore how LFS can help you deepen your knowledge of core sciences and expand your specialized skills in the systems you choose to study.

  • Open Minds Can Open Doors: Interested in science but not in being a scientist? Looking for a program that allows you to pursue your interests across multiple disciplines? Join third-year Applied Animal Biology student, Oceania Kreutzer, to hear more about her pathway to LFS and how entering university with an open mind has opened doors. In this interactive workshop, learn how LFS’s focus on hands-on learning and a systems-thinking approach can help connect you to different education and career opportunities, some of which may surprise you!

  • FNH & APBI Program Deep Dive: This session will explore our two first-year entry programs: Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH) and Applied Biology (APBI). Join our Student Outreach Team (Maddy and Wing, both students in the FNH program and Oceania and Yoldanda, both students in the APBI program) to learn more about each program and major, explore key concepts taught in FNH and APBI, and hear about all the ways you can get involved.

  • Career Exploration Beyond LFS: What can you do with a LFS degree? This is a difficult question to answer - LFS alumni end up working in a wide-variety of industries. In this session, Rob Kim, our LFS Career Strategist, will talk about the benefits of being in a unique Faculty that gives students real-world experiences to apply the science that they are learning. A degree in LFS will provide students opportunities to understand their skills and values while working with others—things that prospective employers are looking for. Come hear how the flexibility of this degree ignites students’ career pathway to thrive in an ever-changing job market.

  • NEW VIRTUAL Information Session (online Sat, Nov 19 from 1-2pm): Join us for an information session to learn more about our programs and meet with LFS students and staff to learn more about the friendly Faculty and what you can look forward to as a student in LFS! Meet Student Services team member Christine to get an overview of LFS and learn more about each of our programs with our LFS Student Outreach team, Yolanda, Wing, Maddy and Oceania. (Note: this event was formally in-person but has been updated to a virtual event)

 

We know making effective post-secondary decisions can be challenging. Through engaging workshops hosted by our Student Outreach Team, you will have the chance to explore common themes of study in our Faculty. We provide a customized and hands-on experience for students, working to connect with classrooms online or in-person. Our workshops relate the BC high school curriculum to what students can learn across all majors offered in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. This is your chance to dive deeper into LFS's core values and programs, apply what you have learned in your class, and connect with current LFS students.

Connect here to learn more about workshop and high school visit opportunities.

 

What makes studying science in LFS different?

Our programs are designed for you to take the lead - to lead with passion. It is up to you challenge yourself, get your hands dirty, and embrace the opportunities within our Faculty. You are taught the foundational knowledge you need for upper year courses and are given the freedom to shape your degree around your interests and goals.

Here are some reasons our students chose a Bachelor of Science in LFS:

  • interdisciplinary studies prepare students to explore and analyze the complexities of small and large scale issues faced by our communities

  • degree flexibility means students develop a foundational understanding of science through core courses, but have the freedom to explore complex global topics related to their main degree focus

  • research-based and hands-on extracurricular opportunities allow students to develop scientific skills that can be used beyond the classroom

  • actively prepares students for graduate studies in professional programs such as medicine and law through career development workshops and mentorship

LFS Undergraduate Programs

Collectively, students in our faculty strive to address key global issues related to our food systems, global resources, economic prosperity, and the health of our planet. Click on your program of interest to learn more about the topics and goals addressed in each stream, as well as why our current students chose their respective Bachelor of Science programs.

Why choose this program?

LFS's Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health offers students a comprehensive understanding of the production and processing of food, its marketing, consumption, and effects on human health. Learning about nutrient roles in disease, to the social determinants of health, to the greater food system, FNH prepares students for professional designation, builds a foundation for medical or graduate studies, or prepares them for a career in global food markets — all of it is possible in Food, Nutrition and Health.

You will like this program if:

  • you are passionate about human nutrition, disease prevention, food security, global health, and food policy
  • you are interested pursuing a career in public health, medicine, consulting, research, food science or dietetics
  • you value an interdisciplinary approach to your learning, integrating topics ranging from health psychology to genetics to medical anthropology into your main discipline (learn more about electives in FNH here)

Majors Offered: Food, Nutrition and Health General, Nutritional Science, Food Science, Food and Nutritional Science Double Major, Dietetics

 

Why choose this program?

Explore the real-world application of the life sciences to the management of land, animals and food production. You may learn about animal physiology and behaviour or how to produce food in a way that protects our soils, water, air, and biodiversity. Gain practical in-field experience, apply your knowledge to biological issues, and build your research skills along the way with LFS's Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology.

You will like this program if:

  • you are passionate about animal welfare, wildlife conservation, food security, resource management, and climate change
  • you are interested in pursuing a career in conservation, biomedical research, land management, animal welfare, veterinary practice, sustainable agriculture, and wildlife restoration
  • you value hands-on, application-based learning and flexibility in your degree programming

Majors Offered: Applied Animal Biology, Sustainable Agriculture and Environment

 

Why choose this program?

The Global Resource Systems (GRS) program is a student-centred Bachelor of Science degree that allows students to gain an understanding of natural and agricultural resources from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. Students design their own degrees by choosing a “region” of the world and a “resource” they wish to study. Whether it be global health, international development, agricultural sustainability, or another "resource", you will develop cross-cultural awareness and real-world experience by focusing on your region of choice.

You will like this program if:

  • you hope to address global systems, issues, finding innovative solutions to meet the needs of regions around the world
  • you are interested in exploring the intersection between a given region and resource/global topic
  • you value interdisciplinarity, flexibility, international study experience, and a learner-focused approach in your degree

 

Why choose this program?

The Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics (FRE) program will take your interest in economic and business management application to a whole new level. You may choose to specialize in applied economics by taking courses that focus on natural resource economics, economic development and international trade, or you may choose to obtain a broader skill set by combining courses in economics, business management and science.

You will like this program if:

  • you are passionate about global food markets, food security, natural resources, data analytics, economics, and supply chains
  • you are interested in using economics and business management to address economic and management issues in food supply chains, including the environmental and resource-related impacts of food production
  • your goal is to pursue a career in agribusiness, food processing, waste and resource management, or global trade

Majors Offered: Food Markets and Development, Land, Resources and Environment, Food and Resource Management
 

Student and Alumni Stories

Looking to learn more about Land and Food Systems, our programs, student experiences and supports? Here you can find some of the many resources available to you as a prospective student. From personal testimonials to career advice, we've got you covered!

 

Career Carrots Podcast

Ever wondered what student life and career opportunities are like for LFS students? Career Carrots is a podcast series co-hosted by Rob Kim (LFS Career Strategist) and Elena Kwan (current Dietetics student), meant to help students develop their career journeys by sharing unique stories, experiences, and tips.

Tune in for the first season on Apple Podcasts and Spotify for 9 unique episodes!

 

Student and Alumni Stories

Be it human health, food policy, animal welfare, veterinary studies, environmental studies, economics, or global resources, LFS has something for everyone. Hear from our current students and alumni as they reflect on their experience studying a Bachelor of Science in LFS!

 

Featured LFS Graduates

Many of our students go on to pursue degrees in medicine, dentistry, law, research and other professional programs beyond their undergraduate degree. Check out our featured alumni profiles to see just how diverse a Bachelor of Science from LFS can be.

Ready to apply to LFS?

We're ready if you are - join us! We hope to welcome you to the UBC LFS community soon!



LFS Club Features


From nutrition education, to sustainable energy, to gardening, to pre-veterinary practice and animal welfare, our clubs offer students a breadth of hands-on experience in their field of interest. There is something for everyone, whether you join a club in LFS, or one belonging to the greater UBC community.


UBC is home to more than 350 clubs. Not sure which one to choose? Check out the AMS Campus Base Club List.

Still have questions?


Connect with our team of Academic Advisors if you have questions about your academic journey in LFS. If you want to learn more about the student experience and what it's like to be a part of the LFS community, email the Student Outreach Team (Wing, Oceania, Maddy, and Yolanda) and they will be happy to chat with you. We look forward to hearing from you!