LFS Events

LFS Events & Visits

If you’ve ever dreamed of helping remote communities get equal access to water, feel compelled to stand up for animal rights, or inspired to share your passion for a sustainable food system with the next generation, the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) may be the right Faculty for you.

To learn more about LFS and to see if it’s the right fit for you, we invite you to visit beautiful Vancouver and check out an on campus event for prospective students. Our Academic Advisors also visit cities to talk about LFS; see if they’re coming to your community.

On Campus

UBC Welcomes You (to LFS)

Excited to accept your offer to LFS? Don’t miss out on UBC Welcomes You to LFS this spring! Mark your calendar to join us at UBC’s Vancouver campus to meet and learn from LFS students, staff and faculty – joining us on this day will ensure you’re best prepared for your year ahead. We can’t wait to meet you!

  • When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • Where: Food, Nutrition & Health Building
  • Register: via the email invite you receive from our colleagues in Student Recruitment and Advising. More details here.

Here’s what you can look forward to at UBC Welcomes You, LFS-style! (We’ll build in some breaks, hand out some sweet LFS swag, and provide some light snacks…this is the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, after all).

Time Activity Who you’ll meet
9:00 – 9:30am Check-In/Registration your LFS Student Services Team (Academic Advisors, Student Engagement Officer and Career Strategist), LFS Student Peer Leaders (current students across all programs)
9:30 – 10:00am Welcome to LFS!
Dean, Rickey Yada; your LFS Student Services Team; your Enrolment Services Advisor, Hung
10:00 – 10:30am
LFS Academic Experience LFS Faculty Member, Sandra Brown
10:30am – 12:15pm Academic Advising & Registration Prep LFS Academic Advisors, Sarah and Christine
Getting Involved & Pumped for 1st-Year LFS Student Engagement Officer, Thilini; LFS Career Strategist, Rob; LFS Student Peer Leaders
LFS People, Places & Spaces Tour LFS Student Peer Leaders
12:15 – 12:30pm Wrap Up and Q&A your LFS Student Services Team; LFS Student Peer Leaders; Faculty member, Sandra Brown

In Your Community

We look forward to meeting newly-admitted students when we join our colleagues from the UBC recruitment teams at UBC Welcomes You and UBC Applicant Information Events in communities across Canada, the US and around the world this spring to welcome all newly-admitted students to LFS and UBC. Check here for updates, and watch your email inbox for invites to these events. Whether we’re coming to your hometown or not, you are always welcome to contact LFS Student Services with your questions at any time – we’re always happy to help!

Seattle, Washington, USA

Sarah, our Academic Advisor for international students, will be joining the UBC International Student Recruitment team in Seattle for the UBC Applicant Information Event.

  • When: Saturday, March 23, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, and look out for the LFS table to connect with Sarah at the event!

San Francisco (San Mateo), California, USA

Sarah, our Academic Advisor for international students, will be joining the UBC International Student Recruitment team in San Francisco for the UBC Applicant Information Event. You’ll also get the opportunity to meet LFS faculty member, Nina Von Keyserlingk, NSERC Industrial Research Chair and Professor in our Animal Welfare program. Nina will be the faculty keynote at this event!

  • When: Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, and look out for the LFS table to connect with Sarah and Nina at the event!

Los Angeles, California, USA

Sarah, our Academic Advisor for international students, will be joining the UBC International Student Recruitment team in LA for the UBC Applicant Information Event. You’ll also get the opportunity to meet LFS faculty member, Nina Von Keyserlingk, NSERC Industrial Research Chair and Professor in our Animal Welfare program. Nina will be the faculty keynote at this event!

  • When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, and look out for the LFS table to connect with Sarah and Nina at the event!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chat with Bre, Academic Advisor when she joins the UBC Student Recruitment and Advising team at UBC Welcomes You in Toronto.

  • When: Saturday, April 06, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, or visit here for more information. Be sure to look out for the LFS table to connect with Bre at the event!

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chat with Christine, Director of LFS Student Services when she joins the UBC Student Recruitment and Advising team at UBC Welcomes You in Calgary.

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, or visit here for more information. Be sure to look out for the LFS table to connect with Christine at the event!

Taipei, Taiwan

Joel, our Academic Advisor for Aboriginal students, will be joining the UBC International Student Recruitment team in Taipei for the UBC Applicant Information Event.

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, and look out for the LFS table to connect with Joel at the event!

Hong Kong

Joel, our Academic Advisor for Aboriginal students, will be joining the UBC International Student Recruitment team in Hong Kong for the UBC Applicant Information Event.

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Details: Students will be invited directly, so register via the email you receive, and look out for the LFS table to connect with Joel at the event!

Curious about what comes next? See your ‘Degree at a Glance,’ or learn about what it’s like to be a student in LFS by reading the featured profiles of Food, Nutrition and Health students, Valerie, Aki and Jeff, Applied Biology student, Courtney and Global Resource Systems student, Ainsley. New student profiles are being updated every month, so be sure to check back often for more insight to the LFS student experience.

If you’ve been admitted, and want a unique first-year experience, check out Land One, our first-year cohort program in collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry. You have to apply, so learn more about the program and access the application form on the Land One website – applications are due May 31!