News & Events
MLWS Alumni Publication: An Integrated Framework for Regional Assessment of Water, Energy, and Nutrients from Food Loss of Selected Crops in the Lower Fraser Valley, Canada
June 8, 2022
MLWS alumni and UBC LFS researchers conducted a study examining food loss impacts from a regional perspective and provide a framework for future research on both environmental and nutritional implications of wasted food.
NEW GRAD COURSE OFFERING: LWS 525 Global Issues in Land and Water Systems
June 1, 2022
Register in LWS 525 Global Issues in Land and Water Systems to explore how the management of the vital, and often “fugitive” resource, fresh water, is evolving through an era of increased demand and uncertainty.
MLWS Program Information Session
February 3, 2022
Would you like to learn more about how you can develop skills as an environmental professional to address the impacts to our land and water systems?
Join MLWS at the Professional Program Info Session on February 3rd!
VCH DROP-IN VACCINATION CLINIC AVAILABLE AT UBC LIFE SCIENCES CENTRE
September 8 & 9, 2021
The Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) drop-in vaccination clinic will be open at the Life Sciences Centre on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on your eligibility and vaccine availability.
MLWS IN THE NEWS: Student & UBC Ocean Leaders Share Ship Dumping Reports on the Eve of Boating Season
UBC Ocean Leaders, a fellowship of UBC graduate students with MLWS student Jeff Sha, have written two reports on the threats and solutions are outlined from vessel pollution.
Seminar: Northern Peatlands: Small but Mighty Players in Global Biogeochemistry
Friday, February 26th, 2021 @ 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Dr. Liam Heffernan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Uppsala University
Seminar: BC Agricultural Land Reserve
Friday, February 5th, 2021 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Kim Grout, CEO, BC Agricultural Land Commission
Seminar: Mine Reclamation Methods for Promoting Soil Food Web Recovery at the Mount Polley Mine
Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Katie McMahen, Ph.D., Integral Ecology Group
Seminar: Wildfire Interactions Across Scales
Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz, Ph.D. candidate, UBC Faculty of Forestry
Seminar: Mountain Water Resources and Climate Change: Impacts, Options & Constraints
Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Dr. Hans Schreier, Professor Emeritus, UBC MLWS
Seminar: Conservation and Restoration of Streams and Riparian Areas
Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 2:00-3:00 PM
Dr. John S. Richardson, Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, UBC
Seminar: Restoration of Sagebrush Grasslands for Greater Sage Grouse Habitat
Friday, Oct 2, 2020 @ 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Autumn Watkinson, Ph.D. Land Reclamation and Remediation
Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow, Land and Water Systems,
UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
MLWS Alumna Creates an Opportunity for LFS Students in the Field
Erika Nassichuk (MLWS '15) works as an Environmental Protection Officer for the District of North Vancouver. In 2019, Erika created a research-based practicum position concerning animal welfare at the North Vancouver District (DNV) for a UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology student.
CBC Feature: MLWS Professor Comments on Water Supply in Metro Vancouver
In the CBC article "Metro Vancouver's snowpack looks good this year, but future water supply still a question mark," MLWS Professor Emeritus Hans Schreier comments on Metro Vancouver's water supply for the season ahead and the rapidly changing climate.
UBC Announcement: Transition to online classes due to COVID-19
As of Monday, March 16th, 2020, The University began to transition to online classes for the remainder of the 2020 Winter Term.
Seminar: The Role of the Professional Agrologist Under the New Professional Governance Act
Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Brian Mauza, P.Ag., Council Member of the BC Institute of Agrologists
MLWS 2020 District of North Vancouver Field Trip
On January 11th, the Master of Land and Water Systems students and faculty ventured to the District of North Vancouver for the first field trip of the new year. The group braved the wind chill in the company of MLWS alumna Erika Nassichuk, an Environmental Protection Officer and Richard Boase, a Section Manager Environmental Sustainability (Operations) at the District of North Vancouver...
MLWS Student Feature: “Can we responsibly grow enough food?”
Skylar Kylstra, current Master of Land and Water Systems student and UBC Global Resource Systems alumna, has been featured on UBC’s Our Potential site to discuss her expertise on food security.
Seminar: Agricultural Planning in the Chesapeake Bay Estuary
Friday, January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 – 11:00 AM
John Prizzi, MLWS ’17 alumnus