LFS Events & Visits

LFS EVENTS & VISITS

Congratulations on your offer of admission to LFS at UBC! We look forward to connecting with newly-admitted students joining us in 2022. This spring, we are offering many virtual events for our incoming students to learn more about our Faculty and opportunities that lie ahead in our programs. Check out the events we are offering below!

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Spring Welcome Events

We are so excited for you and can’t wait to meet you at one (or many!) of the events we have planned to help you get to know the Faculty and program to which you’ve been admitted.

  • Meet LFS students, staff, and profs: at every session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions through interactive Q&As and connect with our programs and our people.

  • Time Zones: session times are posted in Vancouver time (PST). You can convert to your time zone here.

  • Zoom: all sessions are hosted on Zoom. Links to each session are provided in the accordions below (the password is always 12345), and will be active during the time of the event only.

Event Details: Click in to the accordians below for event details and registration links.

Questions? If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: lfs.ambassador@ubc.ca

We can’t wait to connect with you!

Learn more about additional UBC Welcome Events here.

LFS Welcome Events

You have your offer of admission, now what? Join us for one of our LFS Welcome & Next Steps sessions to get to know more about the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, your program, and what comes next. Hear from Dean, Rickey Yada, LFS academic advising staff alongside current students who are excited to share their passions with you and help you prepare for your student experience in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems here at UBC. Whether you've got questions about experiential learning, interesting courses in your program, or how you can get involved in the LFS community (to name a few!), we are here to help! You will leave this session informed, excited and prepared, as we'll make sure you know what steps to take to accept your offer and get ready for registration and orientation. We'll have an interactive Q&A as part of the session.

  • Sorry we missed you - we will be posting a recording of this session here, so please check back soon.

 

Land One is an exciting 1st-year program for students in both the Faculty of Land & Food Systems & the Faculty of Forestry. If you're looking for an integrated experience and the opportunity to learn in a smaller cohort, join Instructors, Advisors from both LFS and Forestry, and students who completed Land One in their first year to learn more. Attending a session will be a great opportunity to get all your questions answered before you apply - deadline for application is May 31.

  • Wednesday, May 25 from 4:00 - 5:00pm PST (register here)

 

What can I do with an LFS degree?

This a common question that Rob Kim, LFS Career Strategist, fields from the students he supports. The answer to the question? LFS alumni end up working in a wide-variety of industries and also can connect into many other graduate and professional programs.

In this session, Rob will talk about the benefits of being in a unique faculty that gives students real-world experiences to apply the science of what they’re learning. Come hear how the flexibility of this degree ignites students’ career pathways to thrive in an ever-changing job market.

  • Sorry we missed you - we will be posting a recording of this session here, so please check back soon.

Rob Kim is the dedicated Career Strategist for students in the Faculty of Land and Food System undergraduates, so you'll see him in many of your courses, attend his webinars/workshops, or meet with him one-on-one throughout your degree. We're proud to share that Rob was named one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Voices: Job Search & Careers.

 

Been admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition and Health (FNH)? This session is for you!

The FNH program integrates new knowledge and advances in science and technology with socio-economic, cultural, ethical, and legal considerations in the provision of a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply. At this session, you will meet current students and profs to learn more about what it's like to study in this program, what courses will be like, the opportunities you'll have and the wide range of majors available in Food, Nutrition, and Health.

  • Sorry we missed you - we will be posting a recording of this session here, so please check back soon.

 

Been admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology (APBI)? This session is for you!

The APBI program explores the real-world applications of the life sciences to the management of land, animals and food production. At this session, you'll meet current APBI students and profs to learn more about this unique program rooted in biological sciences, and ways this degree can be customized to learn more about what's most interesting to you. Discover the majors and course options, and hear about what it's like to actually study in and pursue this program.

  • Sorry we missed you - we will be posting a recording of this session here, so please check back soon.

 

 

Advising with LFS Students

Interested in learning more about the student experience and our friendly faculty through one-on-one sessions with our Ambassadors?

The LFS Student Ambassador Team is available for virtual Peer-to-Peer Advising sessions. You can book a session with current LFS students Wing, Maddy or Oceania. Read our bios below to learn more about us! We are excited to connect with you.

To request an appointment, please email at lfs.ambassador@ubc.ca with at least three different times/days you’re available (and give us at least 48-hours notice). We will review your request and work to set up a meeting at a time that works for you.

Teachers & Counsellors

Welcome teachers and counsellors! We know you play a critical role in supporting your students to make effective post-secondary decisions. Learn more about the Faculty’s values and programs by exploring our Land, Food & You program, or by connecting with staff, faculty, and our recruitment colleagues at various counsellor events.

Share this video with your students to help them learn more about what makes LFS so special, and how they can Rediscover Their BSc in LFS.

Land, Food & You: Online High School Science Outreach

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Teachers and counsellors who want a customized and hands-on experience for their students can work with our student outreach team to connect with classrooms online as part of our Land Food, & You program. 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.

 

Meet the Outreach Team

Hi! We are the LFS Student Ambassadors (Maddy and Wing) and the Indigenous Outreach Coordinator (Oceania) – current LFS students who are working with the LFS Student Services team to support prospective students interested in applying to our programs and to raise the profile of our exciting Faculty. If you are joining us for an event or a Land, Food and You workshop, we look forward to meeting you! We also work with high school teachers and counsellors who want to coordinate a Land, Food and You experience ‘in’ their schools. You can learn more about our LFS experience and why we chose this Faculty for our post-secondary studies in our bios below.

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What Comes Next?

Still Have Questions?

If you’re interested in a unique first-year experience, explore Land One: our first-year cohort program in collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry. Applications for 2022 are open – details can be found here.

EXPLORE LAND ONE

Whether you’ve got questions about your program, your experience or your next steps, LFS Student Services is here to help. Get in touch.