Recruiting Buddies for Incoming LFS Graduate Students


Approximately  three weeks remain before classes begin and a new cohort of LFS Grad Students join our hallways. For the past couple of years, the LFS Grad Council has organized a buddy system to pair returning students with new students so that the ins and outs about being a grad student in our faculty or particularly in one of our diverse programs. We are now accepting names of interested returning students to be buddies particularly for the incoming research students!

Here are the tentative new additions to the grad student community for 2013-2014.

Incoming research students:

  • Animal Science: 1 M.Sc
  • Food Science: 4 M.Sc./2 Ph.D.
  • Human Nutrition: 2 M.Sc/2 Ph.D.
  • Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems: 1 M.Sc./2 Ph.D.
  • Soil: 3 M.Sc./1 Ph.D.

Incoming professional students:

  • 24 Masters in Food Resource Economics
  • 25 Masters of Food Science
  • 3 Masters in Land and Water Systems

If you are interested in being a buddy for a student in your program, please respond to this email with your name, program and contact information (email and phone). We will assign you to a new student with some suggestions on how to help them out.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the grad council:

Thesis Defense: Sophia Baker-French


Sophia Baker-French will be defending her MSc (Human Nutrition) thesis on

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 01:00 p.m.
in Room 300, FNH Bldg.

THESIS TITLE: Food Security and Nutritional Status in Fishing Communities in Bolivia’s Northern Amazon: Results of a Household Survey

Supervisory Committee

Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Co-Supervisor)
Dr. A. Riseman (Committee member)

Examining Committee

Dr. S. Barr (Chair)
Dr. T. Green (Supervisor)
Dr. J. McLean (Co-Supervisor)
Dr. A. Riseman (Committee member)
Dr. G. Chapman (External)

Everyone welcome!