LFS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million in Funding for Greenhouse Gas Project

LFS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million in Funding for Greenhouse Gas Project

A team of soil science researchers in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems were recently awarded $1.8 million in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) for a research project that will provide local farmers with information on the greenhouse gas emissions of their crops. Drs. Andy Black, Sean Smukler, Rachhpal Jassal and […]

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Students in LFS 450

Students in LFS 450

In LFS 450, students are given complex case studies which aim at increasing the sustainability of the UBC Vancouver campus food system. This year, two groups were able to find a solution for recovering food waste and helping their fellow students in need. One group of students was tasked with working with the AMS Food Bank, […]

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Professors Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary join Journal of Dairy Science Club 100

Professors Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary join Journal of Dairy Science Club 100

Professors Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary, from the Animal Welfare Program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, have been awarded membership into the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Club 100. Since the first issue in 1917, the JDS has become the leading dairy research journal in the world. The journal listed roughly […]

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LFS Alumna’s Research Paper Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

LFS Alumna’s Research Paper Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Congratulations to alumna Aviva Rappaport, whose paper “A randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a reusable fish-shaped iron ingot to increase hemoglobin concentration among anemic rural Cambodian women” has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Aviva conducted this research while completing her Master of Science in Human Nutrition in the Faculty […]

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João HC Costa, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky

João HC Costa, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky

Congratulations to LFS alum João Henrique Cardoso Costa, who has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Dairy Research and Training, with the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. João joined the Animal Welfare Program at UBC in 2012 as a Ph.D. student, and graduated in 2015. Since then, he has […]

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The BC Seed Trials

Growing local: the BC Seed Trials You might know where the veggies on your table come from, but do you know where the seeds are grown? It’s a question even most farmers can’t answer, but the BC Seed Trials aim to show the impact of using local seeds. “Knowing where your seeds come from is […]

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Xiaonan Lu Receives Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award

Xiaonan Lu Receives Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Xiaonan Lu on receiving the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award from the International Association of Food Protection. This special award is presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.

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Dr. George Iwama Named Chancellor of Quest University Canada

Dr. George Iwama Named Chancellor of Quest University Canada

Congratulations to George Iwama, Vice-Dean, Aquaculture and Strategic Initiatives, on being named Chancellor of Quest University Canada. Quest University Canada is Canada’s first independent, not-for-profit, secular university. It was founded in 2002 by former University of British Columbia president Dr. David Strangway. Dr. Iwama received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia […]

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