CSFS Associates in the News

Food Insecurity Affects Nearly 1 in 6 Canadian Households

Food Insecurity Affects Nearly 1 in 6 Canadian Households

Food Insecurity Affects Nearly 1 in 6 Canadian Households September 16, 2022 “We know that food insecurity takes a major toll on people’s physical and mental well-being and adds significant costs to our healthcare system,” says Dr. Jennifer Black, CSFS Associate and Associate Professor of Food, Nutrition, and Health. In her recent research, Dr. Black […]
UBC researcher Yigong Guo holds an oral insulin tablet that is currently being tested (UBC/Karen Lee)

B.C. researchers tout promising progress on oral insulin tablets

B.C. researchers tout promising progress on oral insulin tablets September 8, 2022 Researchers led by CSFS Associate Dr. Anubhav Pratap-Singh have developed oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections. “These exciting results show that we are on the right track in developing an insulin formulation that will no longer need to be injected before every […]
Lawns gone wild: How being lawnmower lazy boosts biodiversity

Lawns gone wild: How being lawnmower lazy boosts biodiversity

Lawns gone wild: How being lawnmower lazy boosts biodiversity September 1, 2022 “We need to think more about resource use and the stuff we put on the ground, and think more about biodiversity. We’ve lost many, many of our pollinators because of that obsession with the bowling green type lawn.” Forestry professor and CSFS Associate […]
Truffle Dog Team: John Kelly with Macchi

Hound found: on the hunt for truffles in British Columbia

Hound found: on the hunt for truffles in British Columbia July 6, 2022 Dr. Shannon Berch, adjunct professor with the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and an associate member in Botany at the University of British Columbia, comments on the science of truffle cultivation. Berch leads the Truffle Establishment in British Columbia, a project […]
Food programs should be part of school

Food programs should be part of school

Food programs should be part of school June 29, 2022 “Children have the right to adequate, nourishing food. Yet, one in six B.C. families worries about or lacks enough money for food.” Dr. Jennifer Black (Faculty of Land and Food Systems), an associate here at the CSFS, co-wrote about why B.C.’s next budget should support universal […]
B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal

B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal

B.C. honey bee keepers lost 32% of colonies over winter – which is higher than normal June 27, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Leonard Foster (Michael Smith Lab; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) said he suspects that weather patterns will play an increasingly significant role in honey bee colony loss. Read more from: Black Press via Kelowna […]
Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Laura Super at UBC Farm

Utilizing UBC Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring

Utilizing UBC Advanced Research Computing for Biodiversity Monitoring Featuring Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Laura Super June 23, 2022 The CSFS’s Associate Dr. Matthew Mitchell and Faculty of Forestry PhD Candidate Laura Super discuss how they use UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to answer questions about biodiversity conservation, landscape ecology, and the impacts of climate change. […]
Leonard Foster: B.C. bees face deadly virus

Leonard Foster: B.C. bees face deadly virus

‘Higher than historical losses’: B.C. bees face growing threat of deadly virus News Sources: CTV, Glacier Media via Vancouver is Awesome, Times Colonist, New Westminster Record, Delta Optimist, Powell River Peak, Prince George Citizen, Pique Newsmagazine, Tri-City News, Alaska Highway NewsCHEK News June 6, 2022 CSFS Associate Dr. Leonard Foster (Michael Smith Lab; department of biochemistry […]
Students use AI to Tackle Heat Damage

Students use AI to Tackle Heat Damage

UBC Students use Artifical Intelligence (AI) to Tackle Heat Damage May 31, 2022 Students from UBC Sauder School of Business and UBC Faculty of Applied Science have teamed up on a project that uses AI to help prevent heat damage in fruit crops. When surface temperatures of fruit monitored by the AI reach a certain […]
Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus: Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann

Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus: Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann

Detecting Insects is Getting High-Tech on UBC Campus News Source: Reach Out magazine May 24, 2022 A new “sticky” Campus as a Living Laboratory project will enable CSFS researchers Drs. Juli Carrillo and Quentin Geissmann to monitor insects in real-time, on a scale never done before. “This project promises to help us understand insect biodiversity, […]