Taste of LFS: Virtual Open House

Taste of LFS: Virtual Open House

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If you’ve ever dreamed of helping remote communities get equal access to water, compelled to stand up for animal welfare, 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. Whether you’re in high school and exploring your post-secondary options for the first time, or already in a college/university program and looking for a change, we invite you join us for our Taste of LFS Virtual Open House.

Build your Taste of LFS experience: attend as many sessions and student-led workshops as you’d like. Make sure to include at least one LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps.

Meet LFS students, staff and profs: at every session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and get to know our programs and our people a little bit better.

Many timeslots: to accommodate for students across the globe, we have offered our sessions multiple times. All times are posted in Vancouver time, so you can convert these to your time zone here.

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

We can’t wait to connect with you!

Register for Taste of LFS

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

Taste of LFS November Events Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
15 16 LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (10 – 11am) 17 APBI Workshop (8 – 9am) LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (2 – 3pm) Dietetics Admission Q&A (4 – 5) APBI Workshop (5 – 6pm) 18 Nutrition Workshop (8 – 9am) Nutrition Workshop (5 – 6pm) LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (8 – 9pm) 19 LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (8 – 9am) APBI Workshop (9 – 10am) Career Workshop (4 – 5pm) Food Science Workshop (5 – 6pm) APBI Workshop (5 – 6pm) 20 Food Science Workshop (8 – 9am) Career Workshop (1 – 2pm) LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (4 – 5pm) 21 LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (9 – 10am) Meet the Profs (10 – 11:30am) LFS Program Overview & Admissions Next Steps (12 – 1pm) Instagram Live: LFS Student Meet & Greet (4 – 5pm)

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At this session, get to know more about the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and dive in to our four undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees. Hear from LFS academic advising staff and students who will share their passions with you, and have your questions answered about next steps to submit an application.

Facilitated by: LFS Academic Advisors, along with current LFS Students who will share more about their experiences

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

As the global population approaches 9 billion, we must invest in sustainable and nutritious ways to feed ourselves. While over 2 billion people worldwide incorporate insects into their diets, eating them is largely dismissed by the Western world. This presentation will introduce the nutritional and environmental benefits of insects as food while highlighting their cultural importance in many countries.

Facilitated by: Bryna Turk, Year 3 Applied Animal Biology Student

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

What’s the deal with all the unrealistic body images perpetuated in social media? And what about all the diets that seem to contradict each other – do any of them have any scientific backing? With this workshop, we do a deep dive into diet and wellness culture. Find out whether diets are effective, or just a marketing ploy, and what we all can do to avoid the pitfalls of diet culture.

Facilitated by: Lucy Hoang, Year 4 Dietetics Student

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

Explore this question by looking at one of the most important and basic, characteristics of soil – its texture! Soil texture is a soil property that can tell us a lot about the nutrient supply capability and water management needs for a given soil. See where the magic happens with a tour of the APBI teaching laboratory.

Facilitated by: Lesley Dampier, Applied Biology Program Advisor and Lewis Fausak, Education and Research Support Technician

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

In this intro to food science workshop, we will explore how microorganisms can cause food spoilage. Microorganisms can also be used to manufacture a wide variety of food products. Curious to how food industries make cheese and beer or how our foods go bad? Learn more in this workshop!

Facilitated by: Melanie Liu, Year 3 Dietetics Student

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

Did you know UBC is the only university in the province to offer a Dietetics program? If you’re looking for more information about the admissions process for this program, bring your questions to learn more about what to expect when applying.

Facilitated by: UBC Dietetics staff, LFS Academic Advisors and the LFS Career Strategist

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 123456)

Learn about how an LFS degree and the experiences you gain provide a pathway to employability in various industries and job sectors. Discover the unique academic (such as the LFS Core Series) and extracurricular experiences (such as the LFS Mentorship program) available in LFS that help you prepare for a career, including the ways LFS invests in its students to ensure you have the skills employers are looking for. Check out the 'What Can I Do With My Land and Food Systems Degree?' page to learn more.

Facilitated by: Rob Kim, LFS Career Strategist

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

This LinkedIn webinar is a great opportunity for you to explore the various tools that LinkedIn offers for building your career. LinkedIn is a place where you can learn about various people, positions, and places of work, specific to LFS. You will be joining a webinar that is part of the LFS Mentorship Program, which means you will be part of an audience that consists of your potential future peers and alumni. The LFS Mentorship Program has opened this webinar up for prospective students to observe and participate, to get a real taste of LFS with current UBC students and their mentors.

Recommended: Set up a basic LinkedIn profile, so you can follow along during the webinar.

Facilitated by: Rob Kim, LFS Career Strategist (and LinkedIn enthusiast)

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

Join LFS students as they partner with their favourite professors for an engaging, yet informal, discussion on the LFS academic experience. Learn more about what studying in LFS is really like, and gain insight in to the topics you will learn about in your classes. You can ask profs and students questions, and get excited about what's ahead in your program.

Facilitated by:

  • Nutrition: Gail Hammond, Assistant Professor of Teaching with Lucy Hoang (year 4 Dietetics student) and Maddy Huehn (year 2 Nutritional Sciences student)
  • Food Science and Nutritional Sciences: Derek Dee, Assistant Professor of Teaching with Melanie Liu (year 3 Dietetics student) and Rosemary Batitis (year 3 Nutritional Sciences student)
  • Applied Animal Biology: Kristen Walker, Assistant Professor of Teaching with Courtney Boyd (year 4 Honours Applied Animal Biology student)
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Environment: Sean Smukler, Associate Professor, with Cara LeGault (year 4 Sustainable Agriculture and Environment student) and Jason Pang (year 2 Global Resource Systems student)

When: (click the link below to access the Zoom room on the corresponding date and time - password: 12345)

Follow us on Instagram @ubclfs and tune in for a live "meet & greet" to interact with current students in real-time, and listen to their own journeys through LFS and UBC.

When:

  • Saturday, November 21 from 4:00 - 5:00pm

Pop in your ear buds and listen to these excellent podcasts featuring LFS faculty and students while you plan your Taste of LFS experience.

UBC Unique Programs

On this episode of the Comprehensive Canadian University Guide (a podcast for students, by students), LFS Student Lucy Hoang (year 4 Dietetics) joins a panel of UBC Recruiter-Advisors and other UBC students. They discuss everything from academics and student life, to co-op, admissions and more!

 

Blue and Goldcast

Join UBC President and Vice Chancellor Santa Ono as he chats with Will Valley, Associate Professor of Teaching, Stephanie Lim, Community Relations Coordinator, Tatyana Daniels, Research Assistant and Dietetics student, and Kevin Huang, Executive Director of the Hua Foundation about "how the Faculty of Land and Food Systems is integrating anti-racist and social equity frameworks into the natural sciences, while partnering with communities along the way."

 

LFS 400 - the Podcasting Course!

Yes, you read that right - LFS has a podcasting course - LFS 400. If you're interested in podcasts as an educational tool, and want your voice to be heard, make sure you register in LFS 400 one day. Listen to podcasts on a range of topics, such as food insecurity, food waste, urban beekeeping, probiotics and more! Check out the student-generated content from past years, and explore more about this course here.

 

Got Questions?

Whether you’ve got questions about your program, your experience or your next steps, we are here for you as is the team of Academic Advisors in LFS Student Services. Please reach out for assistance.