Nelson Dinn: Science and farming go hand in hand

I have managed the University of British Columbia’s Dairy Education and Research Centre since its inception in 1997. Since that time, we have achieved many significant accomplishments. Most recently, it was an honour to be nominated for the Dairy Farmers of Canada 2015 Sustainability Award.

Researchers at UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre Potty Training Calves

Training calves to urinate and defecate in a specific area might seem like a strange idea, but postdoctoral fellow Alison Vaughan is set to prove that "potty training" dairy cattle can help make their lives better and make them active participants in their own care.

Grand Opening – UBC Dairy Centre Student Residence Building

The 10,800 square-foot student residence building at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre was officially opened on September 16, 2015. The residences will allow students and researchers from across B.C., and around the globe to live on-site at the Agassiz research station, and more closely monitor their research projects in dairy cattle welfare, animal reproduction, and […]

The Globe and Mail: UBC is leading the world as dairy cow experts

British Columbia may be best known for its natural resources, real estate and tourism industries, but the province is also considered a leader in food science and technology, particularly when it comes to the dairy cow.

Dairy Farmers of Canada Visits the Dairy Education and Research Centre

145 Dairy Farmers of Canada representatives from across the country visited the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre on July 13, 2015.
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The Dairy Education and Research Centre and its scientists provide educational opportunities for Canadian and international scientists and students from universities, colleges, schools, and industries as well as for the general public. Since 1998 more than 200 individuals from over 35 different countries have received training at the Centre.

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Welcome to The University of British Columbia's Dairy Education and Research Centre

The UBC Dairy Centre is a teaching and research unit located within UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems. As one of the world's leading universities, UBC's vision is to create an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The UBC Dairy Centre supports and contributes to this vision. [read more...]

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Faculty of Land and Food Systems
2357 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-1219
Dean: Rickey Yada
UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre
6947 #7 Lougheed Highway
Box #202,
Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0, Canada
Tel: 1-604-796-8410
Fax: 1-604-796-8413
Director: Jim Thompson
Manager: Nelson Dinn

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