Researcher Profiles

Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Prof. Leonard Foster, Professor What is your title? I am a professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. What is your research project and what is it all about? It’s not really one project but a series of projects looking at how honey bees respond to pests and pathogens. We’re studying a number of […]
Researcher Profile: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Associate Prof. Jennifer Black, Associate Professor What is your title? I’m an associate professor in the Food, Nutrition, and Health (FNH) Program at UBC. What is your research project and what is it all about? I worked on the first iteration of the Think&EatGreen@School Project. This project was a five-year SSHRC-funded community-university research […]
Researcher Profile: Hughie Jones, PhD Candidate

Researcher Profile: Hughie Jones, PhD Candidate

Researcher Profile: Hughie Jones, PhD Candidate What is your title? I’m a PhD student research assistant with the Biometeorology and Soil Physics Group. What is your research project and what is it all about? The project that I’m working on is funded by the Farm Adaption Innovator Program. Our project is focused on quantifying how […]
Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow

Researcher Profile: Alexandra Lyon, CSFS Postdoctoral Fellow How did you get into this field of research? I see agriculture and the food system as one of the ways that people have a large influence on the environment. I hope that my work has an impact on the environment in a positive way and it helps […]
Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor

Researcher Profile: Sean Smukler, Assistant Professor What is your title? I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Biology in the faculty of Land and Food Systems and am Soil Science Junior Chair in the department of Agriculture and the Environment. What is your current research project and what is it all about? My lab, the Sustainable […]
Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member

Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member

Researcher Profile: Navin Ramankutty, CSFS Associate Member What is your title? I am a professor and a Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change and Food Security. At UBC I am cross-appointed with the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and the Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, and an associate member of […]
Researcher Profile: Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Postdoctoral Researcher What drew you to UBC Farm and the CSFS? I’m process oriented and I like to understand the mechanisms of why things work the way they do. That’s often easier to do on a research farm than on a grower’s field because there is more control over what’s going […]
Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher

Researcher Profile: Craig Borowiak, Visiting Researcher What is the focus of your research? I am an associate professor and chair of the political science department at Haverford College in Philadelphia. I study alternative political economies and for the past eight years have been focusing my studies on what is known as the ‘solidarity economy’. This […]
Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher

Researcher Profile: Lisa Powell, Postdoctoral Researcher What is your title? I am a postdoctoral researcher jointly appointed at UBC in the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and at the University of the Fraser Valley. What does your research with the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm focus on? One of the main focus […]