Deadline extended- New UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research


We are pleased to announce our new UBC Farm Seed Funding for Research (UBC Farm SFR). This grant provides short-term support (up to $6,000/one year) for the development of innovative research at the UBC Farm. This research competition aims to support early-stage research and enable preliminary data gathering on any theme.Eligibility & Dates:

  • Applicants must be UBC students, postdocs, research associates or professors NEWto research at the UBC Farm.
  • The research proposal should be in any theme with the only limitation that the research must be carried out at the UBC Farm.
  • Deadline for applications:February 1st, 2020.
  • Grant Adjudication:March 15, 2020.

Find out more:

All the best,

Melanie Kuxdorf (She, Her, Hers)
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
The University of British Columbia | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 |

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Promotion of candidate visit on Monday Jan 27 to students


Students are invited to meet and have coffee with the first of four candidates for the Joint Hire (Foresty and LFS) for Lecturer in Communications, Dr. Neil Leveridge on Monday January 27,  McM 350, 11:15 – 11:45. The position is to provide leadership in teaching communication courses, including LFS/FRST 150 Scholarly Writing and Argumentation, to students in both Faculties.

Please also join us for presentations on Monday Jan 27,  by Dr. Leveridge as follows:


McM 258

Teaching Seminar: “The role of the thesis statement in an argumentative essay” and Teaching Philosophy presentation

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Talk on Educational Leadership

We welcome your feedback on Dr. Leveridge.  Please email the Co-chair of the hiring committee, at to request a feedback form if you are unable to attend the presentations.

Dr. Leveridge obtained his  PhD in Educational Technology (Computer Science/Education) from the National Central University in Taiwan.  He has extensive experience teaching first-year foundational writing courses.  His course development experience includes senior level communications at both Master and PhD levels.

For the past 4 years he has been course lead for seven sections of VANT 140, at Vantage College, and  has taught 44 sections of 3 different courses, focusing on 6 different communication genres.  He is the Technology Assistant for the Academic English Program at UBC Vantage College.  One of his project is  “Virtual Reality Learning” supported by UBC’s 3D-Learning Initiative

Christine Scaman  PhD
Associate Professor, Food, Nutrition and Health
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
Room 247, 2205 East Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 822 1804 | Fax 604 822 5143

A Research on Trade Wars and Perishable Commodities


The MFRE has just published a new post regarding the two MFRE Leadership Award recipients from the 2019 cohort. Additional to hard work, learn what it takes to become a recipient of this award.
Please feel free to share as you deem appropriate.

2019 MFRE Leadership Award – Two Smiling Role Models | UBC

Every year, the MFRE awards students who stood out as positive leaders through their studies in the MFRE program. The recipients are nominated by their classmates and the faculty due to their motivation, hard work, dedication and positive outlook.

MGEM Networking event is approaching


Do your studies focus on/involve geomatics?   If yes, you are invited to an event, which brings together potential employers and highly qualified graduate students.

 career networking event

Geomatics Career Networking Event

An afternoon of discovery, mingling, and community

The event will include:

  • A brief overview of attending organizations – including any pertinent employment, intern and volunteering opportunities
  • Opportunities to meet individually with attending organizations (each will have a table)
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks

Friday, February 7,2020


Jack Poole Hall

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre,

6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

This event is hosted by MGEM, Master of Geomatics in Environmental Management, a professional master’s program blending technical and quantitative geospatial skills with the appropriate landscape ecology backdrop.

If interested, please RSVP by January 31, 2020. Please see the poster attached.

LFS Scholar Series – join our speaker series launch on Feb. 10!


The Faculty is pleased to host a new speaker series, led by our team of graduate advisors and the LFS graduate program office. We will bring in six esteemed speakers over the course of the year to address topical issues and discuss how their research is impacting society.

Feb. 10: LFS Scholar Series launch with Dr. Evan Fraser 

Speaker: Dr. Evan Fraser, Director, Arrell Food Institute and Professor, University of Guelph

Topic:  Trusted, Safe and Sustainable: Canada and the Next Agricultural Revolution

Dr. Evan Fraser presents an optimistic-yet-critical vision for how Canada can be a global leader in the production of safe, trusted and sustainable food for the 21st century. He explores both challenges and opportunities associated with developing sustainable, equitable and nutritious ways of feeding the future. He will focus on technological innovations as well as the limits of technology-driven approaches.

Date:  Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
Time:  12:00-1:30 pm (includes light lunch)
Location:  Room 160, H.R. MacMillan Building
RSVP by Feb. 5:



Karen Lee
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, Room 235, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343 | @ubcLFS