Hundreds of alumni returned to campus May 28-29, 2010 as part of UBC Alumni Weekend. The annual event presents a great opportunity for former classmates to get reacquainted with each other and with the campus.
This year, the Home Economics Class of 1980 gathered for their 30-year reunion. Although the School of Family and Nutritional Sciences that was housed under our Faculty officially closed in 1999, it helped lay the foundation for our current Food, Nutrition and Health program and its legacy has been carried through in some of our food-related programs.
As part of the Alumni Weekend celebrations, the Faculty invited the group to tour our Food, Nutrition and Health building, our newly refurbished Culinary Lab and our Food Science plant, hosted by Professor Christine Scaman. The twenty-three attendees were also treated to a special tour of the wine library given by Associate Dean, Research Hennie van Vuuren. The afternoon was capped off with a hands-on nutrition class by Dietetics Instructor Gerry Kasten. The group prepared vegetarian wraps and were treated to Gerry’s delicious home-made baked fruit crisp with ice-cream.