Internship Profiles

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 […]