United Nations Association in Canada-Vancouver’s Think Global, Link Local (TGLL) – March 12 8:30-11:30am (virtual event)


The United Nations Association in Canada Vancouver Branch (UNAC-V) in cooperation with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will present a virtual event – Think Global, Link Local (TGLL) on March 12, from 8:30 am to 11:30am. The event which links young people to globally-minded community organizations, will take place online. It will allow young people to connect with employment or volunteer opportunities within different participating organizations. (https://global2local.ca)

The following organizations will attend this year: MOSAIC, ISS, Cuso International, Pivot Legal Society, Canadian Red Cross, Mosaic, UNAC Vancouver ….. with more being added to the website each week. #TGLL2021

Tickets on sale now at Eventbrite!

Get your early bird tickets for $15 plus fees. After February 29th, it will be $20 plus fees

The keynote speaker at TGLL 2021 is Bob Rae, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in New York

Please see attached poster, and forward along to those who may be interested.  If you have any questions, please contact: thinkgloballinklocal@gmail.com

Invitation letter for guests_Feb 12 2021


United Nations Association of Canada (Vancouver)

Think Global, Link Local (TGLL)

in association with KPU students and faculty

Larissa Petrillo and Sarah Fassenden, Faculty, KPU




LFS Scholar Seminar Series


LFS Scholar Seminar Series

Dr. Jean-Loup Rault – Professor and Head

Institute of Animal Welfare Science, University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria

Please note:  Registration is required for this presentation.

Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400
lfs.gradmgr@ubc.ca          www.landfood.ubc.ca

Graduate Student Award Winners


Congratulations to Tebby Leepile, a PhD student co-supervised by Crystal Karakochuk and Eduardo Jovel, on receiving first place in the 2021 Global Health Conference at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute for her outstanding oral presentation titled: “Anemia prevalence and nutrition status among San women and children in rural Botswana.”

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Samson and Jordie Fischer (Karakochuk lab) who TIED for FIRST PLACE in the poster competition at the 2021 BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute’s Healthy Starts Trainee Research Day (Feb 3, 2021). Kaitlyn presented her MSc research titled: “The inclusion of folic acid in weekly iron-folic acid supplements confers no additional benefit on anemia reduction: A randomized controlled trial in Malaysia”. Jordie presented her MSc research titled: “Evaluating the effect of 12 weeks of supplementation with ferrous sulfate, ferrous bisglycinate or placebo, on iron status and gut inflammation in Cambodian women”.

New senior manager EDI and Indigeneity


Announcement: New Senior Manager EDI and Indigeneity 

We are pleased to announce that we have created a new role, Senior Manager Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and Indigeneity, to support work across the Faculty of Land and Food Systems in this important area. This position will be shared with UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science. 

We would like to welcome Dana-Lyn Mackenzie who started this month as Senior Manager EDI and Indigeneity. Dana-Lyn is a member of the Hwlitsum First Nation, based in Canoe Pass, BC and a lawyer. She has most recently been working as an associate for Acumen Law in Vancouver, practicing criminal, administrative and employment law. She is a double alumna of UBC, having obtained her BA and JD degrees at UBC.  

Dana-Lyn brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to this role. She has previously held staff positions at Dalhousie University as the Director of Student Services for the Schulich School of Law; and prior to this she was the Associate Director, Legal Studies with the Peter A. Allard School of Law with UBC. Dana-Lyn has been recognized for her contributions to this work as illustrated by being one of the recipients of the 2016 UBC President’s Staff Award on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion. 

This position will work closely with LFS’s EDI Working Group, led by Will Valley and comprised of students, staff and faculty, to develop, implement and complete projects on EDI and Indigenous engagement. In this role, Dana-Lyn will establish relationships to ensure consistency of practice and adhere to UBC regulations, policies and procedures, and implement organizational change strategies, initiatives, processes and programs. 

I look forward to working with Dana-Lyn as we expand our EDI and Indigenous engagement initiatives. Please join me in welcoming Dana-Lyn to our Faculty and our campus community. 

~ Rickey Yada, Dean


Karen Lee  (She, Her, Hers)
Director of Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Room 235
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Musqueam Traditional Territory
H.R. MacMillan, 2357 Main Mall | Vancouver British Columbia | V6T 1Z4 Canada
Phone 604 827 5297 | Cell 604 312 6343
karen.lee98@ubc.ca | @ubcLFS