Land and Food Systems Seminar Series (in-person and remote Zoom option)

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Invited scholar: Dr. Florence Kondylis

In person: December 2, 2021 (4 to 5 pm) in MCML 160
• The post-presentation social: 5 to 6 pm (max: 50 people) with light refreshments provided. Participants must RSVP by Dec 2 at 12 pm here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_blw5Z3UiVadVLOS.

Remote option: See Zoom details below

Title: Retargeting Agricultural Investments: Evidence from Impact Evaluations at Scale

Abstract: What constraints limit the adoption of productive technologies among smallholder farmers? In her talk, Dr Kondylis will discuss the evidence gathered from large-scale experiments with farmers across a variety of country contexts. Specifically, she will describe how Impact evaluations were leveraged as a policy tool to elicit different constraints to adoption of proven technologies and estimate the effectiveness of interventions in promoting smallholder farmers’ growth.

Biography: Dr. Florence Kondylis is a Senior Economist and Research Program Manager at the Development Impact Evaluation department (DIME) at the World Bank. Dr. Kondylis studied applied math at Paris Dauphine, received a magistère in economics from Paris 1-ENS Ulm-EHESS (aka, Paris School of Economics), a PhD in economics from the University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Kondylis’ main interests are in development, labor, conflict and agricultural economics. Dr. Kondylis founded and lead the Bank’s impact evaluation program in Agricultural Adaptations, which is run in close collaboration with researchers and practitioners across a large number of donor institutions, governments, NGOs, and academic institutions. Dr. Kondylis also co-founded DIME Analytics to help generate and curate more, better data for impact evaluation.

To Join via Remote:
Join Zoom Meeting

Phone one-tap: +17789072071,,67788206346#,,,,,,0#,,758385#

Meeting URL: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67788206346?pwd=WVF2WnVOQzFtWkVWNDd6aEIvbFFKUT09

Meeting ID: 677 8820 6346
Passcode: 758385

Questions:
Contact Iris Li at iris.li@ubc.ca

You’re Invited: LFS Scholar Series – Florence Kondylis on Retargeting Agricultural Investments (Dec. 2)

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Land and Food Systems Seminar Series (in-person and remote Zoom option)

 

Invited scholar: Dr. Florence Kondylis

 

In person: December 2, 2021 (4 to 5 pm) in MCML 160

Remote option: See Zoom details below

 

Title: Retargeting Agricultural Investments: Evidence from Impact Evaluations at Scale

 

Abstract: What constraints limit the adoption of productive technologies among smallholder farmers? In her talk, Dr Kondylis will discuss the evidence gathered from large-scale experiments with farmers across a variety of country contexts. Specifically, she will describe how Impact evaluations were leveraged as a policy tool to elicit different constraints to adoption of proven technologies and estimate the effectiveness of interventions in promoting smallholder farmers’ growth.

 

Biography: Dr. Florence Kondylis is a Senior Economist and Research Program Manager at the Development Impact Evaluation department (DIME) at the World Bank.  Dr. Kondylis studied applied math at Paris Dauphine, received a magistère in economics from Paris 1-ENS Ulm-EHESS (aka, Paris School of Economics), a PhD in economics from the University of London, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Kondylis’ main interests are in development, labor, conflict and agricultural economics. Dr. Kondylis founded and lead the Bank’s impact evaluation program in Agricultural Adaptations, which is run in close collaboration with researchers and practitioners across a large number of donor institutions, governments, NGOs, and academic institutions. Dr. Kondylis also co-founded DIME Analytics to help generate and curate more, better data for impact evaluation.

 

To Join via Remote:

Join Zoom Meeting
Phone one-tap: +17789072071,,67788206346#,,,,,,0#,,758385#
Meeting URL: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67788206346?pwd=WVF2WnVOQzFtWkVWNDd6aEIvbFFKUT09
Meeting ID: 677 8820 6346
Passcode: 758385

 

Questions:

Contact Iris Li at iris.li@ubc.ca

Thesis Defense – Food Science – MSc – Maryam Shojaei

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Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Food Science)

Maryam Shojaei

Application of Pulsed Light and Controlled Atmosphere Storage for Extension of Post-Harvest Quality and Shelf-life of Highbush Blueberries (cv. Draper) ”

Friday, December 3rd, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Virtually

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62026929101?pwd=dGkyVmpPQnN6Y2psQ3VGcDdvVGpVUT09

EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Chair: Dr. S. Wang

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. S. Castellarin – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. A. Pratap-Singh – Supervisor
Dr. D. Kitts – Committee member
Dr. G. Brar – External

Thesis Defense – Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems – MSc – Chris Thoreau

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Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems)

Chris Thoreau

” Opportunities and Constraints to Seed Sovereignty for Organic Vegetable Farmers in BC ”

Tuesday, December
7th, 2021 – 2:00 PM

359, HR MacMillian Building, 2357 Main Mall

(Only examining committee will be present in the room)

Virtually

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66062149525?pwd=T2tXMWZSbEhqMmFmLytvSVk0YzVrUT09

EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Chair: Dr. J. Black

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. H. Wittman – Supervisor
Dr. A. Riseman – Committee member

Dr. L. Newman – Committee member

Dr. A. Lyon – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. H. Wittman – Supervisor
Dr. A. Lyon – Committee member
Dr. R. Sargent – External

Thesis Defense – Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems – MSc – Seri Niimi-Burch

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Announces

The Oral Examination for the Degree of

Master of Science
(Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems)

Seri Niimi-Burch

Middle Class Mothers’ Experiences and Perceptions of School Lunch: Labour, Care, and Responsibility

                                    Monday, December 13th, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Virtually

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/63423146721?pwd=bEY1V3Zkd1lYbGljOXU0WCtHT255dz09

EXAMINING COMMITTEE

Chair: Dr. A. Conklin

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. J. Black – Supervisor
Dr. E. Huddart-Kennedy – Committee member

Defense Committee Composition
Dr. J. Black – Supervisor
Dr. E. Huddart-Kennedy – Committee member
Dr. G. Hammond – External