No matter what area of the world you call home, it’s hard to ignore the impact our actions have had on the earth. Every day, we face issues that threaten our survival – food security, water shortages and climate change, to name just a few.
In the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, we’re not just talking about these issues — we are doing something about them. Our award-winning scientists are conducting research surrounding health and sustainable land and food systems, important research that has a global reach. What we are discovering here can be applied around the world. Whether it’s making food products safer to consume, improving the lives of the animals who share our planet, or getting fresh, locally grown produce to hospital patients, we are finding practical solutions to global problems.
I’m constantly inspired by the dedication and commitment our faculty members, students and staff have shown to making the world a better place. It has truly been a pleasure to serve as Dean of this Faculty for the past eight years and I feel a real sense of pride in how much we have accomplished together. In October, I will pass the torch to Professor Rickey Yada, the newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, with full confidence. I will remain connected to LFS as a Professor, as well as through my research, and I look forward to seeing the great things our Faculty will accomplish under Professor Yada’s leadership.
Murray B. Isman, Dean
Faculty of Land and Food Systems