faculty of land and food systems
Guilt-free holiday eating
A UBC dietitian offers tips and recipe ideas for having a jolly—and healthy—holiday season.
Dec 10, 2014
Elevated toxic metals at community garden site raise concerns: UBC research
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.
Dec 2, 2014
One drop will do: UBC researchers develop a simple test for vitamin B12 deficiency
Researchers have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency using only a single drop of blood.
Oct 27, 2014
Fresh food for thought
New UBC dean discusses genetically modified foods, fresh versus canned, and other hot food topics.
Oct 23, 2014
Kids eat better if their parents went to college
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.
Sep 18, 2014
Vancouver campus: All things new and beautiful
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
Aug 11, 2014
Borrowing the farm
Young farmers, often with university degrees, find alternative models to gain access to land.
Jul 22, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change.
Jul 17, 2014
UBC receives $2M gift from RBC Foundation
UBC has received a $2 million donation from The RBC Foundation in support of a number of sustainability projects across its Vancouver campus.
Jun 20, 2014
A Mongolian-style yurt is a unique and sustainable addition to UBC Farm.
Jun 2, 2014 - by Shannon Lambie
Shelter from the storm
UBC’s Julie Wilson is uncovering innovative approaches to stormwater management, even in your own backyard.
May 11, 2014
Moving beyond the ‘sage on the stage’
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
Apr 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Smoking out health risks
New research examines the safety of First Nations smoked meat.
Mar 26, 2014
Veni, vidi, viticulture
Simone Castellarin grew up in the vineyards of Northern Italy. Now he wants to share his wine-growing knowledge with B.C. growers.
Mar 25, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Cows are smarter when raised in pairs
Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm.
Feb 26, 2014
Public needs to be re-educated that GM Foods are safe
Public needs to be re-educated that GM Foods are safe Robert Blair, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, writes about the safety of genetically-modified foods. […]
Jan 6, 2014
Battling the holiday bulge
UBC’s Susan Barr shares tips on staving off weight gain at Christmas, including some advice for Old Saint Nick himself.
Dec 20, 2013
A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula
Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new UBC study.
Nov 25, 2013
Micronutrients lead to big changes
UBC Prof. Judy McLean and her students help Rwanda launch Africa’s first national home-based nutritional fortification program for children.
Sep 10, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Healthy eating tips for back to school
From 2013: Tanya Leung, a dietitian and clinical instructor for UBC’s Food, Health and Nutrition program, offers advice on what foods will best help your child thrive at school.
Aug 19, 2013