Partner Organizations

David climbs a papaya tree in Uganda (Photo: Afton Halloran)

Global Partnerships at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems supports the internationalization of teaching, research and learning across all programs. Global Partnerships contributes to new curriculum and program development and develops international learning opportunities for current students and visiting students on exchanges or internships.

Major Partners and Activities of the Faculty include:

Punjab Agricultural University 

The PAU has played a key role in increasing food grain production in the Punjab State several folds share its reputation and ushering in an era of Green Revolution in India. It has also made notable contributions in increasing livestock and poultry production. In recognition of its outstanding achievements in agricultural research, education and extension, it was adjudged the Best Agricultural University in India in 1995.

The Punjab Agricultural University has five constituent colleges, viz. College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering, College of Veterinary Science, College of Home science and College of Basic Sciences & Humanities.

South East Asian Research Consortium (SERCA)

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was established in 1966 by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). It is primarily tasked to help develop high-level human resources in agriculture in the region; to promote, undertake, and coordinate research in agriculture and related areas; and to disseminate the findings of agricultural research and experimentation.

As a partner in SEARCA Global Partnerships has played a key role in encouraging the Southeast Asian University Consortium to embark on a new M.Sc. degree which students will be able to take entirely at a distance.

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Tec de Monterey

Our faculty as a founding leader in the UBC-ITESM Partnership benefits from a strategic alliance between Mexico’s Tecnologico de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey, also known as ITESM) and Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC). The alliance was formed because UBC’s Trek 2000 and ITESM’s Misión 2005 share the vision of academic excellence and community development through internationalization, and this partnership serves to provide both institutions with opportunity for collaboration, as well as mutual support for international growth and learning.

Tokyo University of Agriculture – International Student Summit

Students and advisors attend this International Summit in Tokyo together with other global partner university representatives. Students are asked to present a paper based on the theme of the forum. Past themes have included: Food Safety, Food, Agriculture and the Environment and Importance of International Trade.

International Field Studies

Faculty and students from the International Nutrition Group work with the UN organizations, international NGOs, and governments on Food Security and Nutrition Projects, as well as education initiatives. Faculty members developed nutrition curriculum for The University of Health Sciences in Mongolia, and the National Institute of Public Health, in Cambodia. Opportunities for qualified students have been expanding as the need for international expertise and experience grows. Partners in food security, health and nutrition have included:

For more information about our international projects or International Field Studies course (FNH 460) contact

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LFS Alumni & Community Engagement
Tel: 604-822-0599
Contact: Caely-Ann McNabb
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-1219
Fax: 604-822-2184
Dean: Dr. Murray Isman

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