University of British Columbia
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key Dairy Activities:
1. Undergraduate and graduate students attend numerous seminars presented by distinguished visitors
2. Undergraduate and graduate students participate in delivering educational information to the general public, and to international industry and government visitors to the UBC Dairy Education and Research Center.
3. All attend annual meetings of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Center Advisory Committee.
Dairy Science major: No
Dairy Option: No
# Dairy Science Students: 0
# Animal Science/Dairy:0
# Students intending to pursue a dairy career: N/A
Percent going to vet school: N/A
Percent in ag research: N/A
Percent of dairy grads entering the industry: N/A
Percent going back to home farm: N/A
Average salary: N/A
Dairy Herd Information:
# cows: 235
Student labor: Yes
Used for research: Yes
Internship required for graduation: No
Assistance finding jobs or agriculture internships: No
Opportunities to work on dairy farms while attending school: No
Courses: Plant and Soil Biology, Animal Biology, Resource Economics, Food Science, Human Nutrition, Dietetics
Annual tour of new and unique local dairy operations. There are also opportunities to attend dairy cattle research meetings. Selected undergraduate students may work at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Center to gain dairy cattle research experience and experience in operating a modern dairy production facility. Over the past 10 years students and scientists from ~35 different countries have worked on research projects at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Center during the past 10 years. The Center is therefore a rich international hub of dairy cattle education and research. In turn, many Canadian students have traveled internationally to study dairy cattle production.
UBC does not have an undergraduate specialty in dairy. None of the undergraduate courses taught in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (formally Faculty of Agricultural Sciences) place an emphasis on a single species or agricultural commodity. Specialization occurs at the masters and doctoral levels.
The University has a strong internationally recognized dairy teaching research program emphasizing the training of masters and doctoral students as well as post-doctoral fellows. The University has state-of-the-art dairy teaching and research facilities at its Dairy Education and Research located off campus. Selected undergraduate students from Canada and abroad may work with graduate students and other scientists at the Centre to learn about dairy cattle research and the operation of a modern dairy production unit.