Issue 14 Fall 2010

Viterra Helps Graduate Students Reach their Goals

Viterra Feed Products has supported our students for a number of years through the Viterra Fellowship, a scholarship worth $20,000 that is awarded annually to graduate students studying dairy cattle at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre. Recently, the company recommitted to funding the fellowship for another two years. Fellowship recipients have contributed important […]

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Animal Welfare Student Part of San Diego Zoo Project

Animal Welfare Student Part of San Diego Zoo Project

Baker, a native of Queens, New York, is currently working on a research project spearheaded by the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research. The project is looking at the translocation of 150 kangaroo rats in the semi-arid region between San Diego and Los Angeles. Considered an endangered species, the kangaroo rat is a nocturnal […]

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Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Visits LFS

The Hon. Francisco Mayorga, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, paid a special visit to LFS in May. During his visit, he was accompanied by the Hon. Ernesto Maldonado and the Hon. Edith Duarte, agricultural attaches at the Mexican Embassy in Ottawa.   He met with Dean Murray Isman and several of […]

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Robert John Young

Born in Calgary in 1923, Robert Young grew up on a dairy farm in Chilliwack, BC.  After graduating from High School in 1942, he enlisted in the RCAF.  After his discharge as a Flying Officer in 1945, he enrolled in UBC.  He completed his BSA (Honours) degree in 1950, majoring in Food Science and Poultry […]

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Jim Thompson Steps Down as Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

After many years of exceptional service, Jim Thompson retired as Associate Dean, of UBC’s Faculty of Graduate Studies in June. Jim will continue on as Director, of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre and maintain an active part-time appointment with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Under his careful guidance, The UBC Dairy […]

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