Highlights in this issue
- Dean’s Message
- Improving Clinical Practice in Pediatrics: The Importance of Patient-centred Care
- Developing Wildlife Welfare Policy Throughout the Province
- More Hybrid Learning on the Horizon
- Extreme Weather Impacts Wildlife Too
- Leaning into Women in Agriculture
- Establishing Spaces for Indigenous Land-based Learning
- Introducing The Young Alumni Council
- Going High Tech in Animal Agriculture
- Milestones and News & Notes
Dean Rickey hopes you enjoy this issue of ReachOut magazine, which showcases some remarkable up-and-coming researchers.
More Hybrid Learning on the Horizon
At the start of COVID, instructors and students were forced to make a quick pivot from in-person learning to 100% online learning. Now, some LFS instructors are taking the lessons they earned during the pandemic to evolve how they engage with students.
Leaning into Women in Agriculture
Alannah Jagpal, a fourth-year student in Applied Biology, was sponsored by the Dean’s Office to join the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference (AWC), held in Calgary on March 12-14. Jagpal shares what she gained through the experience.
Establishing Spaces for Indigenous Land-based Learning
Wilson Mendes’ research looks at how land-based education and Indigenous food system practices are essential for decolonization efforts. This involves engaging with land, food, culture, and community to promote the health and wellness of Indigenous communities, especially in urban areas.
Introducing The Young Alumni Council
The Faculty is piloting its first Young Alumni Council – a team of volunteer alumni members dedicated to sharing their talent and skills with recent UBC graduates through networking, professional development, entrepreneurship, and community engagement opportunities.
Going High Tech in Animal Agriculture
Varinia Cabrera has tested 30 different prototypes of sheep monitors in Uruguay for her master’s thesis at Universidad de la República. As an electrical engineering student, she hopes to reduce lamb mortality with wearable electronics that, in the future, will be able to track the exact time a sheep has given birth.
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