Fall 2020: Highlights in this issue
- A Message from the Dean
- Building a Resilient Food System Starts with the Soil
- Supporting Students During COVID-19
- Wine Research Centre Poised for Growth
- New Digital Farm Tool Launches for Farmers
- UBC Alum Harold Steves to Retire From Civic Politics
- Sowing Seeds for Future Generations
- Getting into the Weeds
- New Faculty profiles: Risa Sargent, Thorsten Knipfer, and Lindsay Cuff
A Message from the Dean
With challenges come opportunities, and Dr. Rickey Yada shares how the Faculty is responding and adapting.
Wine Research Centre Poised for Growth
With an expansion to the UBC Okanagan campus, the UBC Wine Research Centre Director Jacques-Olivier Pesme and Associate Director Simone Castellarin look to the future.
New Digital Farm Tool Launches for Farmers
LiteFarm is a new mobile decision support tool measuring a farm’s “triple bottom line” – including financial, social and ecological outcomes.
Sowing Seeds for Future Generations
Alan and Christina Eastwood extend their support to LFS students facing new hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Getting into the Weeds
Sessional Lecturer Jennifer Grenz is teaching APBI 328: Weed Science, where she encourages her students to embrace a different definition of a weed.
New Faculty Profile: Risa Sargent
Associate Professor Risa Sargent joined the Applied Biology program in July 2020.
New Faculty Profile: Thorsten Knipfer
Assistant Professor Thorsten Knipfer joined the Applied Biology program in September 2020.
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