faculty of land and food systems
August 18, 2015
In almost every grocery store you’ll find two apples sold for very different prices. One’s organic, one’s not. What makes a product truly organic? And is it really worth paying extra for?
August 11, 2015
Armed with iPhones, dozens of first and second-year students walk into the forest at UBC. The students are on a scientific quest to better understand the ground beneath them; learning about soil by playing a mobile game.
August 4, 2015
As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.
Media Release | May 28, 2015
An international food security project that helps low-income women farmers in Cambodia farm fish and garden at home will now help them become entrepreneurs, thanks to more than $1M in funding to UBC from CIFSRF.
March 9, 2015
Gail Hammond, a dietitian and food, nutrition and health lecturer in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, discusses the coconut oil craze and why mixing it up in the kitchen can be a good thing.
Media Release | February 4, 2015
UBC researchers have detected antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria on lettuce from several Vancouver farmers’ markets.
Media Release | December 22, 2014
Chinook salmon can acclimate to a warmer environment with subtle changes to cardiac functions, but only up to a point.
December 10, 2014
A UBC dietitian offers tips and recipe ideas for having a jolly—and healthy—holiday season.
Media Release | December 2, 2014
Elevated levels of toxic metals at a Vancouver community garden site raise questions about the city’s approach to promoting urban agriculture, say UBC researchers.
Media Release | October 27, 2014
Researchers have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency using only a single drop of blood.
October 23, 2014
New UBC dean discusses genetically modified foods, fresh versus canned, and other hot food topics.
Media Release | September 18, 2014
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.
August 11, 2014
UBC’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session
July 22, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Young farmers, often with university degrees, find alternative models to gain access to land.
Media Release | July 17, 2014
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change.
Media Release | June 20, 2014
UBC has received a $2 million donation from The RBC Foundation in support of a number of sustainability projects across its Vancouver campus.
June 2, 2014 - by Shannon Lambie
A Mongolian-style yurt is a unique and sustainable addition to UBC Farm.
May 11, 2014
UBC’s Julie Wilson is uncovering innovative approaches to stormwater management, even in your own backyard.
April 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
March 26, 2014
New research examines the safety of First Nations smoked meat.