The United Nations declared Feb. 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, recognizing the need to bring diverse perspectives, fresh talent and creativity to the field. In LFS, we highlight a few students in our programs who share what makes them excited about science.
Dean Rickey Yada moves to University of Alberta in October
Dean Rickey Yada has accepted a position at the University of Alberta as the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES). He will start this new position on October 1, 2024, upon the completion of his Deanship in LFS, “the Friendly Faculty”, on September 30, 2024.
Flavour of the Month: Cinnamon Apple Chia Seed Pudding
Hannah Reyes, LFS Development and Alumni Engagement Assistant, is in her final year in our Food, Nutrition and Health program and her flavour of the month is Cinnamon Apple Chia Seed Pudding. Read about how she choose the Faculty of Land and Food Systems for her studies and what she will miss at UBC when she graduates.
To build a successful business from the ground up takes fortitude to face challenges and a sharp instinct to see an opportunity on the horizon and act on it – something Parm Bains (BSc Agr 1979) has done for the last 34 years in the Fraser Valley.
From a very young age, Erin’s love for animals influenced her career ambitions. Erin advocates strongly for the rights of animals as relations, rather than mere resources. She moved from Kamloops to Vancouver to pursue her undergraduate degree in Applied Animal Biology at LFS. While studying...
All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm
The xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden, First Nations House of Learning, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, and the Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at xʷci̓cəsəm Garden at UBC Farm.
Janella Schwab is an alumna of the Applied Biology program and is now pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford University. Janella speaks about the unconventional route she took in LFS, and how it led her to discover the world of bioengineering.
Marley Blok is an alumna of the Applied Biology program and currently volunteers with Veterinarians Without Borders in their Volunteers Engaged in Gender-Responsive Technical Solutions Program, or VETS for short. Working with local Ghanaian organizations, Blok's goal is to create sustainable socioeconomic change in rural communities through improving health in animal production systems.