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UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems
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Grounded in science; global in scope.
Grounded in science; global in scope.

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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at #UBCFarm and Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) have each received $1m gifts from the RBC Financial Group Foundation.
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At the crossroads of food science and business, #FNH  Alumnus David Liu discovered a career. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/1cb1b78
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Thanks to generous community support, last summer's #JoyOfFeeding  event raised $25,000 in support of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at #UBC  Farm. #ubcfarm   
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Research from Dr. Xiaonan Lu, recently published in Applied and Environmental #Microbiology , is the first to identify two compounds derived from garlic – diallyl sulfide and ajoene – that significantly reduce the contamination risk of Cronobacter sakazakii in the production of dry infant formula powder. #UBC   #FoodSafety  
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Thanks to a grant from The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, Patrick Munyurangabo travelled from Rwanda to UBC, to enhance his knowledge of sustainable agriculture systems. His studies with the International Nutrition Major will help him to support his community's health and nutrition needs. Read more at http://bit.ly/17dafT7
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Using an anonymous online survey, more than 350 British Columbia residents – including government officials, biologists, conservationists, #animalwelfare scientists and the general public – were asked to rate the level of harm caused by a variety of human activities that impact #wildlife. The results surprised Sara Dubois, who conducted the survey as part of her doctoral studies in #UBC’s animal welfare program.
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We're seeking an Academic Director to lead the transformation of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm as it takes its place as a global leader in sustainable food systems research. Applications will be accepted until January 10, 2014. #ubc   #jobs   #food   #ubcfarm  
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The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) Building at #UBC features a closed-loop water system and is entirely water self-suffient! Learn more about the reclaimed rainwater system, and other water-efficient features at CIRS. #WorldWaterWeek
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“Trying to come up with a replacement for #DEET has been a holy grail among applied chemists. Soon there will be a lot more choices for consumers to make.” Dean Isman chats with The Vancouver Sun about natural #insecticides: http://bit.ly/1cReDMy
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A new report by #UBC Emeritus Professor Hans Schreier on the vital importance of #water to Canadian #agriculture. Published by Blue Economy Initiative. Read the media release: http://bit.ly/1aO0cHW
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