Practicum Alumni Profiles

Alisha M’Lot

Alisha M’Lot

Alisha M’Lot Alisha M’Lot – 2018 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Job Title Practicum Field Mentor & Field Lead What is your occupation? Half of my time at the UBC Farm is spent working as the field lead for our Brassica Field, elbow deep in curly kales and magical romanesco cauliflowers, as well as […]
Brianna Thompson

Brianna Thompson

Brianna Thompson Brianna Thompson – 2019 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Job Title Senior Plant Growth Operations Technician and Food Security Coordinator What is your occupation? I work in a research/technology company working on sustainable agriculture solutions including a neem-based biopesticide. I am responsible for maintaining their plants for research on a farm, a […]
Amy Norgaard

Amy Norgaard

Amy Norgaard Amy Norgaard – 2015 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? I am completing a MSc in Soil Science in the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab at UBC. My research helps organic farmers meet their goal of producing food with a reduced environmental impact through enhanced nutrient management! For this work, […]
Gregg Ashby

Gregg Ashby

Gregg Ashby Gregg Ashby – 2019 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? Director of Finance and Operations What path did you take after your practicum to arrive at your current occupation? I work for Renewal Funds, who invests in sustainable products and environmental technology. The role is part time, which gives […]
Cory Spencer

Cory Spencer

Cory Spencer Cory Spencer – 2009 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum What is your occupation? I own a 130 head goat dairy and cheese making operation called the Haltwhistle Cheese Co. We produce a variety of raw milk goat and cow’s milk cheeses. What path did you take after your practicum to arrive at […]
Dave Semmelink

Dave Semmelink

Dave Semmelink Dave Semmelink – 2014 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Dave established Lentelus Farms about half way through UBC Farm’s Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture. The Practicum helped him build many strong connections including with Professor Emeritus and mentor Dr. Art Bomke.  “Art sent me off to the Comox Valley to look at renting […]
Katie Selbee

Katie Selbee

Katie Selbee Katie Selbee – 2013 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum After completing the practicum in 2013, Katie went on to do a year of mixed-vegetable CSA farming at Farmers on 57th, as well as an orchard internship at UBC Farm. Katie has since moved to Pender Island, where she started Twin Island Cider, […]
Samantha Gambling

Samantha Gambling

Samantha Gambling Samantha Gambling – 2013 Graduate of the UBC Farm Practicum Samantha became a member of the UBC Farm family in the 2013 growing season. She transitioned straight from the UBC Farm Practicum to a Master’s degree program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, where she studied agricultural policy and food sovereignty […]
Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart

Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart

Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart Simone McIsaac and Sarah Stewart (McMillan) – 2008 Graduates of the UBC Farm Practicum Simone and Sarah met during their practicum at the UBC Farm in 2008, and are now co-owners of Rootdown Organic Farm, a mixed vegetable farm serving restaurants, grocery stores and CSA members in the Pemberton and […]