Issue 13 Spring 2010

Growing Local Grains

Grains may once again be grown in the Fraser Valley thanks to the Eco-Friendly Crop Rotations Project led by Assoc. Prof. Art Bomke, an expert in soil and sustainable agriculture. With the Delta Farmers’ Institute, Bomke and his team are evaluating how well grains like oats, wheat and barley grow when planted in rotation with […]

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Extreme Environmental Home Makeover

Jenna Pfoh is making the world a greener place, one household at a time. Pfoh, a Healthy Homes Advisor for Green Calgary (and a graduate of our Global Resource Systems program), visits Calgary-area homes and provides free advice about energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, waste reduction and healthy/environmentally-friendly food choices. “It’s a very […]

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Changing Faces

Dr. Kevin Allen, Assistant Professor, Food Microbiology, Food, Nutrition and Health Dr. Allen received his PhD in Molecular Food Microbiology at the University of Guelph in 2007 and most recently worked as a Research Manager at Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. in Ontario. Dr. Jennifer Black, Assistant Professor, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, Food, Nutrition and Health […]

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Learning on the Job

“This Faculty does a very good job of instilling the desire to make a difference in students,” says Minh Ngo, Community Based Experiential Learning Coordinator. Ngo, a Global Resource Systems (GRS) alum, is eager to help create engaging and challenging learning opportunities for students. “Everyone who goes into the GRS program wants to have an […]

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Together We Made a Difference

Working together, we can make a difference. Lynn Newman, Assistant Dean, Students witnessed that firsthand when she lent her expertise to the United Way campaign in 2009 as Campaign Chair. “The goal of last year’s campaign was to increase engagement on our Vancouver campus,” says Newman, who adds that she is particularly proud that our […]

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True North Strong and Free

Freezing temperatures, pristine beauty and the deep hush of new snow add up to an idyllic place to grow up, says Ashley Tufts who calls Iqualuit home. Perched on the south coast of Baffin Island at the head of Frobisher Bay, Iqualuit is the capitol of Nunavut and has a population of 6,500 people. “There […]

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Moving On Up

LFS Student Services moved into its beautiful new office space on the third floor in the MacMillan Building last December. “I feel we now have the nicest advising office on campus,” says Lynn Newman, Assistant Dean, Students.  “Gathering all of the LFS student service providers together into one space builds a more cohesive unit and […]

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Hands-on Learning Aids Tech Transfer

Rebecca Robertson draws on her longtime knowledge of food companies to find “win-win” placements for Master of Food Science (MFS) students. “I connect with a lot of companies to develop experiential learning for students in their interest area while providing technology transfer for the host company,” says Robertson, industry liaison for the Food, Nutrition and […]

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Faculty History Project

Preserving our Faculty’s history is incredibly important. Dr. Robert Blair, Professor Emeritus and a former Head of Animal Science, has collected and maintained a detailed record of our past, including biographies that celebrate the many distinguished achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. We would love to include you! Faculty, staff and alumni are invited […]

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