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Some cows are more bullish than others: UBC study

Some cows are more bullish than others: UBC study

Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found. Recognizing these individual personality differences is important to ensure animals are treated well, says professor Marina von Keyserlingk, who led the research team from UBC’s animal welfare program in the faculty of land and food […]

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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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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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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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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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Melissa Baker,  MHSc, RD

Dietitians Day: Q&A with Melissa Baker

March 15th is Dietitians day – a day to celebrate dietitians as health care professionals, who are committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians. The UBC community is very fortunate to have registered dietitians on campus to support students, faculty and staff, some of […]

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Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Receives $500,000 from Vancity

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm Receives $500,000 from Vancity

The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm recently received $500,000 from Vancity’s enviro™ Visa program, the enviroFund™ in support of a proposed food and beverage pilot processing facility. The UBC Farm’s Business and Agri-Food Research Network (or BARN@UBC Farm) will help to develop and support B.C.’s sustainable food and beverage sector. The BARN@UBC Farm will […]

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