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LFS Today May 12, 2021

Webinars: Greenhouse Gas emissions from BC’s agricultural systems LFS has been leading one of the most comprehensive studies on GHG emissions in BC’s agricultural systems. Researchers (Andy Black, Sean Smukler, Maja Krzic, Ningyu Quan, Lewis Fausak, Chantel Chizen, Patrick Pow,,Paula R. Porto) and their collaborators will be sharing the results from five years of their […]

LFS Today May 11, 2021

2021 Summer Final Exam Requests DUE ALL SUMMER INSTRUCTORS: Submissions for 21S exam requests were due yesterday. If you have not yet done so, please complete the Examination Request Survey. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the exam scheduling process and resources found online, (particularly the ‘resources’ link). If you have any questions […]

LFS Today May 10, 2021

LFS Learning Centre Lunch & Learn Series: Schedule for May The LFS Learning Centre hosts the Lunch & Learn series where ideas related to best practices in technology, teaching & learning, course design and student support are presented and discussed. We have been hosting these sessions virtually on Zoom every Friday since April 2020. Current attendees […]

LFS Today May 7, 2021

New Face in LFS Communications! We are happy to announce that Shannon Wong will be joining us as our new Communications Coordinator starting on Monday. She will be working closely with Karen Lee in creating compelling content for the Faculty’s websites, print materials and social media/digital communications. Having worked most recently as the Communications Coordinator for […]

LFS Today May 6, 2021

REMINDER: Final Grades are DUE (or past-due) Reminder to all instructors to be mindful of grade submission deadlines for term 2 courses; as per the FSC User Guide, page 16, grades are due 7 business days after exam date, unless the exam occurs within last 2 days of the exam period – then, the grades […]

LFS Today May 5, 2021

LFS Virtual Townhall – Today Today’s Townhall starts at 1:00pm. We have a guest speaker today – Tebogo Leepile, winner of the UBC Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition and a PhD candidate in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (supervisors are Eduardo Jovel and Crystal Karakochuk). You are welcome to listen to her 3MT […]

LFS Today May 4, 2021

2021 Summer Final Exam Requests Are you teaching a course in the Summer 2021 Session? If so, please complete our Examination Request Survey to indicate whether or not an exam will be required for your course(s) no later than 4:00pm on Monday, May 10. It is important that your requests are received by this deadline […]

LFS Today May 3, 2021

Advisory: Apple Patches Critical macOS Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild – CVE-2021-30657 Read full details. The UBC Cybersecurity has learned of an actively-exploited critical 0-Day vulnerability in macOS versions prior to macOS 11.3. The zero-day flaw (CVE-2021-30657) has been observed being used in the wild by a variant of the Shlayer adware dropper as early […]

LFS Today Apr 30, 2021

UBC Dietetics Research Exchange – May 27 The annual UBC Dietetics Research Exchange is coming up on Thursday, May 27 from 2-3:30pm. Year 5 dietetics students will be sharing the results of their year long research projects in concise 3min presentations. All event details can be found here (topics, format, schedule, zoom etc): https://dietetics.landfood.ubc.ca/year-5-practiceeducation/practice-based-student-research/. This will […]

LFS Today Apr 29, 2021

Today’s Research and Teaching Seminars: Food Science Candidate Research and Teaching Seminars: Tianxi Yang, Candidate for Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science Teaching Seminar:  Immunoassays in Food Analysis April 29, 11:00am-12:00pm Register in advance for this meeting: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50qcOGurDMoE9Y42mfzXqCTXdGZXK7YGz2c Chalk Talk:  Innovative Analytical Technologies and Advanced Materials: New Opportunities for Sustainable Food Production April 29, 1:00-2:00pm […]

LFS Today Apr 28, 2021

Research and Teaching Seminars: Food Science Candidate Tianxi Yang, Candidate for Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science Research Seminar:  Advancing Food Safety and Sustainability Using Innovations in Analytical Techniques and Nanomaterials April 28, 1:00-2:30pm Register in advance for this meeting: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Elf-CqqDkjG9cVViyWM3T4mQ2jsVE15v6l Teaching Seminar:  Immunoassays in Food Analysis April 29, 11:00am-12:00pm Register in advance for […]

LFS Today Apr 27, 2021

LFS Scholar Series – Plant Science is today! Speaker: Dr. Matthew Moscou, Group Leader at The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia Topic: Multiple Pathogen Recognition by Plant Immune Receptors Matthew is a Research Group Leader at the Sainsbury Laboratory. Matthew’s career started at the University of California, Riverside, USA where he studied Pure Mathematics and […]

LFS Today Apr 26, 2021

Job Posting:  Dietetics Program Assistant Position The Dietetics Program Assistant position provides support for the UBC Dietetics Program that is within the Food, Nutrition and Health Program. This position supports the Director of Dietetics in managing the administrative, financial, human resources and communications aspects of the Dietetics Program and provides senior administrative support and assistance […]

LFS Today Apr 23, 2021

Lunch & Learn Series: Videomaking with Smartphones with Duncan McHugh (TODAY) This session will be held TODAY at noon. There’s a saying that the best camera is the one you have with you. These days, most of us have access to smartphones and tablets capable of creating high quality videos. This workshop will look out how […]

LFS Today Apr 22, 2021

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC) updates Reminder: Risk Assessments and Safe Work Procedures – In regards to a recent WorksSafeBC Inspection at UBC, we are reminding supervisors that it is important to complete Hazard Assessments, Risk Assessments and written Safe Work Procedures where applicable. In addition, all workers should be aware of how to […]

LFS Today Apr 21, 2021

LFS Virtual Townhall – Today Today’s Townhall starts at 1:00pm. We have presenters from the UBC Investigations Office (IO) and they invite you to view their presentation in advance – posted here. Learn about the role of their office in investigating sexual misconduct and discrimination complaints. Agenda: Presentation from the UBC Investigations Office – Shelley Ball, Director […]

LFS Today Apr 20, 2021

Animal Welfare has two Postdoctoral positions available. Please share with your network! We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead research activities related to stakeholder views of gene editing technology. This research project will focus on potential animal welfare enhancing gene-edited technologies as applied to dairy and beef cattle, and will examine perceptions, trust […]

LFS Today Apr 19, 2021

UBC Farm celebrates 20 years, and the CSFS turns 10! UBC Farm will be launching celebrations on April 21, 2021, for the 20th anniversary of the UBC Farm and the 10th of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. It’s been 20 years since students started selling produce at the first UBC Farm Market. The UBC […]

LFS Today Apr 16, 2021

Final Grade Submission Deadlines Reminder to all instructors to be mindful of grade submission deadlines for term 2 courses; as per the FSC User Guide, page 16, grades are due 7 business days after exam date, unless the exam occurs within last 2 days of the exam period – then, the grades are due within […]

LFS Today Apr 15, 2021

LFS LC Lunch & Learn Series – Beyond Zoom – Experimenting with Synchronous Platforms This session will be held on Friday, April 16 at noon After a year of online synchronous sessions, some of you may be ready to mix things up and—good news!—there are so many technologies available to make this happen. We’re going […]

LFS Today Apr 14, 2021

Are you ready to deliver your online exams? If you have questions about the delivery of your exams, designing your questions, what software you should be using, or any other topic related to online exams, please contact it@landfood.ubc.ca to ask a question or book a consultation with the LFS Learning Centre. Also, if you were […]

LFS Today Apr 13, 2021

Share Your Experiences Navigating Change In order to work well, we must be well. At UBC, we are committed to strengthening the resilience and wellbeing of our workforce while increasing capacity to navigate change.  During the past unprecedented year, LFS has continued to collaborate with central HR and the LFS Mental Wellbeing Working Group to […]

LFS Today Apr 12, 2021

21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge LFS Discussion Sessions The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge (created by Food Solutions New England and the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Initiative) is not only a foundation for going from individual to collective change, it is also a springboard for groups to come together, open up about issues of race […]

LFS Today Apr 9, 2021

Research and Teaching Seminars: Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Science We will be interviewing 3 candidates for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Food Science, starting April 15. We have included their information below, along with Zoom links to each of the seminars.  Registration is required, so please click on the links […]

LFS Today Apr 8, 2021

MFRE Speaker Series: Asian Development Bank in Agribusiness Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Suzanne Gaboury was appointed Director General, Private Sector Operations Department of the Asian Development Bank in January 2021. Ms. Gaboury has more than 28 years of professional experience in private sector finance and emerging markets with extensive […]

LFS Today Apr 7, 2021

LFS Virtual Townhall – Today All LFS faculty and staff are invited to today’s LFS Virtual Townhall at 1:00pm. Agenda: Updates on UBC initiatives related to COVID-19 Brief Roundtable Updates – Associate Deans and Directors Questions & Answers To submit questions in advance or during the Townhall, please use Slido: Go to the website www.slido.com; Enter event […]

LFS Today Apr 6, 2021

MFRE Speaker Series: Investment Agriculture Foundation  Cultivating Prosperity in BC Agriculture and Agri-Food Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Michelle Koski is the Executive Director with the Investment Agriculture Foundation (IAF).  IAF is a not-for-profit foundation that helps governments deliver a wide range of programs in the agriculture and agri-food sector.  Michelle […]

LFS Today Apr 1, 2021

Holiday Closures The university is closed tomorrow for Good Friday and on April 5 for Easter Monday. Have a safe break!   Congratulations to Tebogo Leepile – UBC 3MT winner!  Huge congratulations to Tebogo (Tebby) Leepile, PhD candidate (Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems) who won first place in UBC Vancouver’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition yesterday. […]

LFS Today Mar 31, 2021

Crystal Karakochuk Receives New Investigator Partnership Prize Congratulations to Assistant Professor Crystal Karakochuk on receiving a New Investigator Partnership Prize, as part of the Career Recognition Awards, from the Canadian Nutrition Society! See the announcement here. This award is presented by the CNS and the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. Also, Kaitlyn L.I. Samson (MSc Human Nutrition ’20) and Adelia Jacobs […]

LFS Today Mar 30, 2021

Teaching Theory Tuesday “Feedback is one of the most powerful interventions to strengthen learning. The goal of feedback is to give learners information about their learning process and to help them achieve the learning goals. However, giving effective feedback is complex. Feedback that doesn’t encourage or make learners think and also act, is ineffective.”– Surma […]

LFS Today Mar 29, 2021

    LFS Townhall: Follow-up Questions and answers from the LFS Townhall on March 24 have been posted on the Intranet: https://my.landfood.ubc.ca/communications/lfs-community-meeting/   Random Acts of Recognition Congratulations to Random Acts of Recognition recipients: Les Lavkulich, Zhoaming Xu, David Kitts, Nick Grant and Baohua Wang for their work on the NSERC summer research fellowships. The group reviewed, […]

LFS Today Mar 26, 2021

LFS Action Plan: 2021-2026 Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Wednesday’s virtual townhall, where Dean Rickey Yada presented the Faculty’s new Action Plan. If you missed the presentation, or would like to learn more and get involved, please visit these links: Public website: View the Action Plan, including the full list of […]

LFS Today Mar 25, 2021

LFS Faculty Council Meeting – Today The LFS Faculty Council Meeting (for Faculty and sessionals) will take place today at 12:00pm by Zoom link as below: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/69074159354?pwd=UUFSODR1RUwwTEpDd0hKak9CdWl2QT09Meeting ID: 690 7415 9354Passcode: 990705 Please note there will be curriculum discussion at the meeting so we would like to encourage you to attend. Agenda:12:00-12:01 Call to Order […]

LFS Today Mar 24, 2021

LFS Virtual Townhall – Today LFS faculty and staff are invited to today’s LFS Virtual Townhall, from 1:00-2:00pm. Agenda: Presentation on the new Action Plan 2021-2026 – Rickey  Updates on UBC initiatives related to COVID-19 – Rickey and Associate Deans Questions & Answers To submit questions in advance or during the Townhall, please use Slido: […]

LFS Today Mar 23, 2021

Teaching Theory Tuesday “Seek out cues that indicate students may be confused. Notice patterns in the kinds of questions students ask you. Pay attention to trends in student submissions that show misunderstanding or miscommunication. Take quick action via an announcement, clarification video, or email to the class. Help students get back on track and stay there.”– Darby & Lang, […]

LFS Today Mar 22, 2021

Withdrawal (W) Deadline Extended to April 14, 2021 UBC Senate approved the extension of the withdrawal deadline to 11:59pm (Vancouver time) April 14, 2021. See here for details. Students are no longer able to drop courses themselves via their SSC.  If students are asking about the implications of and/or process for withdrawing from classes this late in the […]

LFS Today Mar 19, 2021

Lunch & Learn Series – Online Exams: One Year Later with Juno Kim – Today This session is taking place today at noon. With another season of online exams around the corner, we are fortunate now to have had some experience with novel formats of exam delivery. In this Lunch & Learn Session, the Learning Centre […]

LFS Today Mar 18, 2021

LFS in the News Professors Sean Smukler and Jim Vercammen were featured in an article by the National Observer: Why some aren’t so sure farms are key to carbon offset plans.   Want to Travel to Indonesia This Summer – Virtually? Impact Evaluation Analytics (LFS302b) Participate in an international experience from home while exploring a unique topic or […]

LFS Today Mar 17, 2021

FNH Graduate Seminar – Today Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.  FOODSpeaker 1: Marlen PetersenSupervisors: Drs. Xiaonan Lu and Christine ScamanResults Seminar Topic: Rapid determination of viable but non-culturable Campylobacter jejuni in agri-food products by loop-mediated isothermal amplification coupling propidium monoazide treatmentChair: Lanxin Mo Link for feedback for Marlen Petersen: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cqW369w3DKL4j3 Speaker 2: Maryam ShojaeiSupervisor: Dr. Anubhav Pratap SinghResults Seminar Topic:  Application of controlled atmosphere […]

LFS Today Mar 16, 2021

Learning Centre Update Cyprien Lomas will be on leave for the next 2 months; therefore in his absence, please contact Edmund Seow at Edmund.seow@ubc.ca or it@landfood.ubc.ca.   Teaching Theory Tuesday Providing timely and effective feedback is one of the best ways you can show up for your students.  One of the main purposes of assessments is to provide […]

LFS Today Mar 15, 2021

2021 Summer Course Schedule is up! The 2021 Summer (May – August, 2021) Course Schedule has been released online. To view, please make sure you select “2021 Summer” from the pull-down menu in the top right-hand corner. If you are an instructor who submitted a course for inclusion in the 2021 Summer schedule, please check your course(s) to ensure all […]

LFS Today Mar 12, 2021

LFS in the News Associate Professor Risa Sargent was interviewed for CityNews (video): Don’t be tempted to garden early.   Lunch & Learn Series – EDI, Affect, and STEM Classrooms – Today This session is taking place today at noon. Associate Professor of Teaching Will Valley will be our guest presenter this week. Classrooms are affective spaces and […]

LFS Today Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Black on the Ways of Knowing Podcast Associate Professor Jennifer Black was a guest on the Ways of Knowing Podcast, presented by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC. In the episode, Jennifer discusses the role of food in creating connections and communities, the surprising impact of school lunch programs and how the pandemic has affected […]

LFS Today Mar 10, 2021

LFS Virtual Townhall – Today LFS faculty and staff are invited to today’s LFS Virtual Townhall, from 1:00-2:00pm. Agenda: Updates on UBC initiatives related to COVID-19 Brief Roundtable Updates – Associate Deans and Directors Questions & Answers To submit questions in advance or during the Townhall, please use Slido: Go to the website www.slido.com; Enter event […]

LFS Today Mar 9, 2021

Teaching Theory Tuesday “Assign concept maps to help students see the connections between ideas. Let them decide whether to create their map online or on paper. Students submit a link to an online map or a photo of a physical one.”  – Darby & Lang, 2019, Small Teaching Online, p. 197 Brought to you from the Learning Centre. […]

LFS Today Mar 8, 2021

LFS in the News Associate Professor Siyun Wang was featured in an article by UBC News, in celebration of International Women’s Day: Women leading the way on COVID-19 research. Professor Sean Smukler was mentioned in an article for the National Observer: Agriculture key to meeting Paris goals, but documents suggest feds avoiding change.   Reminder: Summer Course […]

LFS Today Mar 5, 2021

Eduardo Jovel Receives CIHR Project Grant Congratulations to Associate Professor Eduardo Jovel on receiving funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants: Fall 2020 competition. Eduardo’s project is titled: Using Indigenous Land-Based Education And Practices To Improve The Health And Wellness Among Vancouver Urban Indigenous Population.   Lunch & Learn Series – TODAY – Early Alert […]

LFS Today Mar 4, 2021

LFS in the News Professor Hannah Wittman was mentioned in an article for the National Observer: Why community-run food hubs could be the key to better food security. The article also appeared in the Toronto Star and Yahoo! News.   Safeguarding Your Research UBC has created a webpage to help researchers safeguard their research and scholarly […]

LFS Today Mar 3, 2021

Last Call – Share Your Feedback in the Workplace Preferences Survey As COVID-19 continues to impact the way we teach, perform research, and work, faculty and staff are invited to share feedback in the Workplace Preferences Survey by March 3. This survey is an opportunity to share feedback on your experiences in the workplace over […]

LFS Today Mar 2, 2021

Mahsa Jessri Receives MSFHR Reach Award Assistant Professor Mahsa Jessri is a Reach Award Recipient from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Mahsa will co-lead a large team of researchers on a project titled: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-Heart and Stroke (HAS) Calculator. Congratulations! View the announcement here. Funding from this competition will create pathways from research evidence to […]