Highlights in this issue
- Dean’s Message
- A Fast Read on Plastics in Our Food and Water
- Building Common Languages to Support Healthier Communities
- Building a Sustainable Winery on Vancouver Island
- How Artificial Lights at Night Impact Insects and Bats
- Parmjit Bains: UBC Alumni Award of Distinction
- Developing Economic Policy at the University of Indonesia
- New Faculty Profile: Joséphine Gantois
- New Faculty Profile: Jonathan Proctor
- New Faculty Profile: Vassilis Kontogiorgos
- New Faculty Profile: Karen Taylor
- Milestones and News & Notes
From the stories in this issue, one thing that stands out to Dean Yada is how the faculty is moving towards transdisciplinary research.
Building a Sustainable Winery on Vancouver Island
Unsworth Vineyards is located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley and takes a sustainable approach in the management of their 25 hectares of vineyard.
Parmjit Bains: UBC Alumni Award of Distinction
To build a successful business from the ground up takes fortitude to face challenges and a sharp instinct to see an opportunity on the horizon and act on it – something Parm Bains (BSc Agr 1979) has done for the last 34 years in the Fraser Valley.
Developing Economic Policy at the University of Indonesia
Chang Che is a fifth-year Food and Resource Economics (FRE) student whose goal has always been working in public policy. Earlier this year, he travelled to Indonesia with a small cohort of UBC students to take part in Go Global’s LFS 303: International Field Studies in Policy Analysis for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
New Faculty Profile: Joséphine Gantois
Dr. Joséphine Gantois combines economics and ecology with tools like machine learning and interviews to study the impact of human actions on biodiversity.
New Faculty Profile: Jonathan Proctor
With a childhood spent foraging for blueberries and cooking with family in Pennsylvania, it was important for Dr. Jonathan Proctor to design a career that centred around food. Combining his interests in agriculture and economics has led him to study the intersection of our global food and climate systems.
New Faculty Profile: Vassilis Kontogiorgos
Dr. Kontogiorgos’ research focuses on the physical chemistry of carbohydrates and their specific ability to provide texture and stability to food products.
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