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Appointment of the New Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems

We are delighted to announce that Professor Rickey Yada has been appointed the next Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Professor Yada’s five-year term will begin on October 1, 2014. Our current Dean, Murray Isman, will step down after an eight-year term on September 30, 2014.

Professor Yada is currently Professor of Food Science and Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure, and Scientific Director of the Food Institute at the University of Guelph.  He is also Scientific Director of Advanced Foods and Materials Canada Inc. (AFM Canada), and the President-elect of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST).

Professor Yada brings a strong commitment to research, teaching and learning.  He received his B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1977, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Food Science) in 1980 and 1984, respectively, from UBC.

LFS Dean Search – Student Session

To:  Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates, Undergraduate Students

We have scheduled a session for the undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates to meet with each of the two short-listed candidates for the Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Candidate #1 Rickey Yada Candidate #2 Eric Triplett
Wednesday, January 15th12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (light lunch provided) 

Location:  Room 350, H.R. Macmillan Building

2357 Main Mall

Tuesday, January 21st12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (light lunch provided) 

Location:  Room 350, H.R. Macmillan Building

2357 Main Mall

Attached are the candidates’ CVs, the Candidate Profile, and feedback forms for each candidate.

We encourage you to attend these sessions.  Please reply to kate.carr@ubc.ca, advising whether you are able to attend.  It would be helpful as we plan these sessions to know approximately how many will be attending.

Sincerely,

Kate Carr
Executive Assistant
Office of the Provost and VP Academic
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
Walter C. Koerner Library, 6th Floor
Rm. 640 – 1958 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2, Canada
Tel:  604-822-1288 | Fax:  604-822-8118 | kate.carr@ubc.ca

Triplett CV

feedback form ET

Yada CV

feedback form RY_DRAFT

UBC – Dean LFS – Candidate Profile

LFS Dean Search – Update

As you may be aware, Dean Murray Isman will be retiring after June of this year. Last year, a President’s Advisory Committee was established for the selection of a new Dean. In July, an advertisement was widely distributed through print and web-based media, seeking applications for the position.

As of January 7, 2014, the President’s Advisory Committee has extended invitations for interviews to following individuals for the position of Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

  • Eric Triplett
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
    Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    University of Florida
  • Rickey Yada
    Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure
    Scientific Director, Advanced Foods and Materials Canada (AFM Canada)
    Department of Food Science
    University of Guelph

A number of public forums took place to give each stakeholder group an opportunity to meet each candidate, ask questions, and provide feedback to the Advisory Committee. The Committee will then make a recommendation to the Provost on which candidate they feel is the best fit.

Dean Search, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Dr. Murray Isman will step down as Dean of the Faculty of Land & Food Systems at the end of June, 2014.  A President’s Advisory Committee has been established for the selection of a new Dean. Please see the memo from Dr. Farrar with further details.

Update – January 8, 2014: The President’s Advisory Committee has extended invitations for interviews to following individuals for the position of Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems:

  • Eric Triplett
    Professor and Chair
    Department of Microbiology and Cell Science
    Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    University of Florida
  • Rickey Yada
    Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure
    Scientific Director, Advanced Foods and Materials Canada (AFM Canada)
    Department of Food Science
    University of Guelph

Public forums will be held for LFS faculty, staff, students and interested participants. Forum participants are encouraged to provide their feedback. Feedback forms will be distributed at the forums and other meetings. The Public Forums will be videotaped, and made available for viewing online on a secure site, for those who are unable to attend. Candidates’ CVs, feedback forms, and access to the video-recordings are available from the Provost and Vice-President Academic Office by contacting Kate Carr, kate.carr@ubc.ca.

Update – July 23, 2013: The President’s Advisory Committee met on June 17 to review the search process and hear from Dean Isman. The committee also provided input on the Candidate Profile and the Key Opportunities & Challenges, otherwise the Executive Brief. An advertisement will be distributed widely in print and web-based media for the search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.