Internship Profiles

Intern Profile: Joyce Liao

Intern Profile: Joyce Liao

What is your position title? What year are you in and what are you studying? My position is Communications Intern with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. I am currently in my 3rd year of my undergraduate degree in Global Resource Systems. My concentration is in “food systems planning”, where I am investigating the intersections […]

Internship Profile: Meryn Corkery

Internship Profile: Meryn Corkery

Internship: Communications Intern and Academic Assistant WorkLearn Supervisors: Melanie Kuxdorf (Internship) and Veronik Campbell (WorkLearn) What are you studying? I am in my third year in the Global Resource Systems program in LFS. What was your role as an intern? As the Communications Intern, my role was to help promote the various programs at the […]

Intern Supervisor Profile: Mel Sylvestre, Perennial & Biodiversity Coordinator, and Seed-Hub Coordinator

Intern Supervisor Profile: Mel Sylvestre, Perennial & Biodiversity Coordinator, and Seed-Hub Coordinator

1. What is your position at the UBC Farm? I am the perennial & biodiversity coordinator and the seed-hub coordinator. 2. How did you get involved with the UBC Farm? (When did you start working here?) I arrived here five years ago so this is my sixth season starting. I was then a student in Land […]

Intern Profile: Sophie Draper, Feeding Growth Intern

Intern Profile: Sophie Draper, Feeding Growth Intern

Internship: Feeding Growth Intern Supervisor: Véronik Campbell What do you study and why does it matter to you? I am in Global Resource Systems in the faculty of LFS as a 3rd year student. The reason I chose this program is because I am very passionate about sustainable agriculture and its movement in the food sector. The […]

Intern Profile: Carly Koenig, Food Skills Education Intern

Intern Profile: Carly Koenig, Food Skills Education Intern

Internship: Food Skills Education Supervisor: Seth Friedman What do you study? I am currently finishing my Masters in Public Health through Oregon Health and Science University and working on my diploma in Health Education at UBC.   I chose public health as my academic path because I feel that all people deserve health, happiness and safety. I […]

Intern Profile: Ian McLean, Farm Management Application Intern

Intern Profile: Ian McLean, Farm Management Application Intern

Internship: Farm Management Application Supervisor: Zia Mehrabi What do you study? This was my last semester of the Bachelor of Computer Science second degree program. I originally studied biology as an undergraduate and graduate student. Since finishing school, I’ve started working as a software developer. Interning here gave me the opportunity to bridge all my degrees together […]

Intern Profile: Sigbrit Jaccard Søchting

Intern Profile: Sigbrit Jaccard Søchting

Internship: Biodiversity and Perennial Crops Supervisor: Mel Sylvestre I am a 5th year student in the Global Resource Systems program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems with a specialization in Global Health. For me, global health is unfortunately a very economic and political issue. Helping to achieve equity in health for all people […]