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Global Health Lunch and Learn Seminar Series – An Update of Global Health Initiatives in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems

November 10, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Global Health Lunch & Learn Seminar Series: 

An Update of Global Health Initiatives in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Presenter: Dr. Rickey Yada, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

This will be a hybrid event, both on-line and in-person. Please register HERE:

About the presenter:

In 2014, Professor Rickey Yada was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Prior to UBC, Dr. Yada was at the University of Guelph where he held numerous leadership roles, including Chair, Department of Food Science, Assistant Vice President Research, Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure, Scientific Director of the Advanced Foods and Materials Network (Networks of Centres of Excellence), and Founding Member of the Food Institute.

Dr. Yada is currently the North American Editor of Trends in Food Science and Technology as well as serving on the editorial board of several journals. He is the author of over 230 refereed journal publications as well as numerous book chapters and books. His areas of research include the structure – function relationships of enzymes (aspartic proteases) and carbohydrate biochemistry as related to nutrition and food quality. Dr. Yada serves in a leadership capacity to several research and industry organizations, some of which include Board of Bioenterprise Inc.; Advisory Committee Member – Arrell Food Institute; Member of the Scientific Advisory Panels – Riddet Institute (New Zealand); and AgResearch (New Zealand).  He is also a Past President and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology and the International Academy of the International Union of Food Science and Technology, and is also a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists. Dr. Yada has an honorary DSc from the University of Guelph and was the 2019 Harraways 1867 Visiting Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand.


About the Event

The Global Health Lunch and Learn seminar series is a monthly event which enriches the global health offerings available to students and faculty members by featuring expert and diverse multidisciplinary speakers from across the greater UBC community and beyond who are dedicated to global health innovation through scholarship, research, and practice.

The seminars are interactive and discussion-based presentations where presenters discuss their own experiences and current issues in global health. The audience is also challenged to look at the intersection of working in global public health in both local and global contexts and encouraged to think about their future roles as leaders and contributors in the field.