CSFS Associates in the News

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, […]
Leonard Foster talks about importance of bees: City News

Leonard Foster talks about importance of bees: City News

Vancouver West End rooftop home to hives to help local bee population News Source: City News May 20, 2022 “The more we can do to support bee health of all kinds — not just honeybees — the better off our environment is going to be,” says Dr. Leonard Foster CSFS Associate and Professor, Michael Smith […]
Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight

Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight

Very stressful’: Cold weather delays crops for many B.C. farmers, but no relief in sight News Sources: Global, CFox, Q107 May 16, 2022 Dr. Sean Smukler, CSFS Associate and Professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, commented on the impact of longer than usual cold […]
Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science

Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science

Maja Krzic Named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science June, 2022 Congratulations to CSFS Associate Maja Krzic on being named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS)! This award is presented to members of the CSSS with a distinguished record of accomplishment in soil science and service to the CSSS society.
Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire: Sean Smukler

Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire: Sean Smukler

Livestock is getting caught in the climate change crossfire News Source: Corporate Knights May 9, 2022 CSFS Associate and chair of agriculture and environment in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems Dr. Sean Smukler and NSERC industrial research chair in animal welfare Dr. Dan Weary were interviewed about about adapting animal agriculture to climate […]