For engaging stories, colourful profiles and new developments in research and more, check out ReachOut––the popular magazine produced exclusively by LFS. Published twice-yearly, it has a wide readership on campus and beyond, and is a great introduction to the faculty and its ongoing work.
ReachOut: Fall 2023
Highlights in this issue
- Dean’s Message
- A Fast Read on Plastics in Our Food and Water
- Building Common Languages to Support Healthier Communities
- Building a Sustainable Winery on Vancouver Island
- How Artificial Lights at Night Impact Insects and Bats
- Parmjit Bains: UBC Alumni Award of Distinction
- Developing Economic Policy at the University of Indonesia
- New Faculty Profile: Joséphine Gantois
- New Faculty Profile: Jonathan Proctor
- New Faculty Profile: Vassilis Kontogiorgos
- New Faculty Profile: Karen Taylor
- Milestones and News & Notes
From the stories in this issue, one thing that stands out to Dean Yada is how the faculty is moving towards transdisciplinary research.
Building a Sustainable Winery on Vancouver Island
Unsworth Vineyards is located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley and takes a sustainable approach in the management of their 25 hectares of vineyard.
Parmjit Bains: UBC Alumni Award of Distinction
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.
Developing Economic Policy at the University of Indonesia
Chang Che is a fifth-year Food and Resource Economics (FRE) student whose goal has always been working in public policy. Earlier this year, he travelled to Indonesia with a small cohort of UBC students to take part in Go Global’s LFS 303: International Field Studies in Policy Analysis for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
New Faculty Profile: Joséphine Gantois
Dr. Joséphine Gantois combines economics and ecology with tools like machine learning and interviews to study the impact of human actions on biodiversity.
New Faculty Profile: Jonathan Proctor
With a childhood spent foraging for blueberries and cooking with family in Pennsylvania, it was important for Dr. Jonathan Proctor to design a career that centred around food. Combining his interests in agriculture and economics has led him to study the intersection of our global food and climate systems.
New Faculty Profile: Vassilis Kontogiorgos
Dr. Kontogiorgos’ research focuses on the physical chemistry of carbohydrates and their specific ability to provide texture and stability to food products.
ReachOut is published by the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia
Editor: Karen Lee
Contributors (current issue): Melanie Kuxdorf, Pia Lim, Shannon Wong
Principal Photography (current issue): Martin Dee
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Advisory Committee (current issue): Edmund Seow, Gail Hammond, Lesley Dampier, Niki Glenning, Zoë Campbell
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