faculty of land and food systems
April 5, 2016
UBC’s Siyun Wang, assistant professor in the faculty of land and food systems, explains what these helpful little organisms are—and how to get them working for you.
March 16, 2016
Kara Vogt, registered dietitian and clinical instructor in the faculty of land and food systems, helps explain meal replacements.
February 29, 2016
For some people, their morning coffee or tea just isn’t complete without a few sugar cubes, a packet of artificial sweetener or spoonful of honey. But which choice really hits the sweet spot for your health?
Media Release | September 17, 2015
One of the last working farms near the city of Vancouver has received a $2 million donation from the co-founders of Nature’s Path Foods.
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.