UBC Farm named among Tides Canada top 10
UBC Farm was recently named one of Canada’s most innovative and forward-thinking organizations by Tides Canada. This annual top 10 list recognizes organizations that inspire people to take action, to think in new ways, and to make the world a better place. This is the first time in the award’s six year history that a university-based initiative has made the list. UBC Farm received kudos for its leadership in sustainable food systems research and teaching, and community outreach.
Prof. Eunice Li-Chan recognized by the American Chemical Society
Professor Eunice Li-Chan was named a Fellow of the Agriculture and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. Chan, a professor in our Food, Nutrition and Health program, was recognized for her outstanding scientific contributions to the field of agricultural and food chemistry. Her research focuses on gaining a basic understanding of the molecular properties of food components, in the hopes of creating a systematic approach to food quality control, process improvement and new product development.
Prof. Quentin Cronk receives Harvard Honour
Harvard University recognized Professor Quentin Cronk with the Charles Bullard Fellowship for research excellence in woody plant biology. The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects
Prof. Kim Cheng presented with 2009 Richards Service Award
The 2009 Richards Service Award was presented to Professor Kim Cheng in December. This award, named in honour of Professor Emeritus Jim Richards, is given annually to an LFS faculty member who exemplifies the qualities of outstanding service in their work with faculty, staff and students. A Professor of Animal Science in the Applied Biology Program, Cheng has earned a reputation for innovations in poultry science and avian research and is also known as a giving and caring mentor.
Tony Bujas receives 2009 Shynkaryk Service Award
The Shynkaryk Service Award, given annually to a staff member in our Faculty who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty in their work, was awarded to Tony Bujas in 2009. As AV/Computer Systems Support, Bujasworks calmly behind the scenes to solve computer issues and keep things running smoothly.
Anusha Samaranayaka wins Best Poster award
Anusha Samaranayaka received the Best Poster award at the International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Annual Conference held in San Francisco in November 2009. Anusha, a PhD candidate in the Food Science program received the award for her poster entitled “Functional protein hydrolysates from Pacific hake (Merluccius productus).”