Genomics on the Hill

Genome Canada showcased some of its key research projects and proposed initiatives at Genomics on the Hill on November 22, 2010 in Ottawa. This unique event of Canadian excellence in genomics and proteomics research was an opportunity for Genome Canada funded researchers, such as our own Dr. Hennie van Vuuren and Dr. Steven Lund, to […]

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Down to Earth

“I look at soil and water and how it affects – and how it’s affected by – the way we use and manage land,” said Brown, sessional lecturer and research associate in our Soil Sciences program. Brown works in land and water resource management in mountain regions within Canada and internationally. From 2002 to 2008, […]

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UBC’s Soil Monolith Collection Goes Virtual

When land is changed by humans or nature, the undisturbed soil profile of that ecosystem is lost. But thanks to a web-based, interactive teaching tool created by UBC students and researchers, soil monoliths collected from BC, Alberta and the Yukon can now be viewed on the web. A soil monolith is a display model that […]

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The Canadian Dairy Commission Renews Funding for its Scholarship Program

The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) recently announced it will continue to fund its successful Graduate Scholarship Program. Since the Program was launched in June 2006, more than 40 scholarships have been awarded to masters’ students and over 20 scholarships to Ph.D. students across the country. The CDC has generously given $200,000 to our Faculty in […]

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Appointments

Gwen Chapman Appointed Full Professor Gwen Chapman was recently appointed Professor, Nutritional Sciences. Chapman joined UBC in 1991 after completing her MSc  and PhD in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the multiple factors that shape an individual’s everyday eating habits and why we make the decisions we do around […]

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In Memoriam

David Lam Canada’s first Asian-Canadian Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable David Lam, passed away on November 22, 2010 at the age of 87. Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Lam immigrated to Vancouver with his family in the late sixties. He served as Lieutenant Governor from 1988-1995 and received both the Order of Canada and the Order […]

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Tea with a Conscience

When it comes to tea, there are a million different varieties to choose from; not many of them, however, can help make a difference in the lives of farmers half a world away. Marise May, a graduate of our Nutritional Sciences program (2003), and her husband, Chanaka Kurera, started Sahana Ayurvedic Products, Inc. in May’s […]

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International Nutrition Students

Lessons from Rwanda

Six of our International Nutrition students put their knowledge into practice as part of a nutrition project in Rwanda this past spring. Led by Judy McLean, Adjunct Professor, Food, Nutrition & Health, the students spent between six weeks and three months in Rwanda, working in partnership with local students to conduct a household survey on […]

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Ronaldo Cerri, Assistant Professor, Animal Reproduction

Brazilian-born Ronaldo Cerri joined our Faculty in September in the newly created role of Assistant Professor in Animal Reproduction. Earlier this year, Cerri finished his post-doctoral research at the University of Florida and prior to that, he completed his MSc and PhD at the University of California, Davis. His original plan, when he was in veterinary […]

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UBC Farm Sustainabili-tea

The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation rewarded one of our students with a $25,000 grant for her green idea earlier this year. Queenie Bei, a third-year student in our Global Resource Systems program, and her team received the funds as part of the annual TD Friends of the Environment Foundation’s $100,000 Go Green Challenge, […]

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Agriculture in the City

Our Faculty took part in the annual Agriculture in the City event April 23-25, 2010 at Metrotown Centre in Burnaby. Led by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, the event coincided with Earth Day weekend and featured interactive displays and live presentations from key organizations in the agriculture industry. Our Faculty display was focused on the blueberry […]

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Community Volunteers Make a Difference at UBC Farm

Almost 100 volunteers from Concert Properties took part in a special community building project at UBC Farm on June 10, 2010. Over the course of an afternoon, volunteers removed invasive species such as blackberries and other perennial weeds, and built 10 picnic tables and a hoop house. “The hoop house will allow us to increase […]

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