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UBC FOOD SCIENCE CLUB EXECUTIVES ELECTION FOR 2014/15

President - Candidate

1)        Connie Zhang

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I really enjoyed the tours I attended and I have a passion for food science. It’s fascinating learning about food production, quality control, research and development, etc. This club provides the perfect opportunity for students to get an idea of what food science is about. I want to see this club continue on. I was the student chair for a club that volunteers in the community in Grade 12 so I have had some experience in holding meetings and planning events for members.

Major: Food Science!

Favourite UBC Food Science Club event and why

              Purdy’s chocolate tour because we were shown the production area and learned about the process of chocolate making. The samples we tried were fun too.

Possible ideas for 2014/2015

              -  Hold a tour at a neutraceutical company for health products such as vitamin/mineral tablets and capsules, fish oil gels, protein powders, etc. There are cool machines and equipment for production and storage and the quality control lab is worth visiting. This would be unique from the other food tours we have.
              - Hold a healthy baking workshop where we have healthier and easy recipes for cheesecake, brownie, cookies, etc.

Vice President - Candidates

1)        Sophie Henry

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I like the idea of being able to develop workshops for the club and planning tours. I would love to actively contribute to the food science club and ensure that it will remain an active, interesting club.

Major: Food Science

 Favorite Event: The molecular gastronomy workshop was my favorite event. I have always loved learning about molecular gastronomy, so it was really fun for me to be able to actually play around with the chemicals involved and create cool, albeit not so pretty, concoctions.  

Possible Ideas: Brewery tour, cheese making workshop, chocolatiering workshop

2)      Debbie Song

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As VP is to help the president to better oversee the club, it will be better if the person has some knowledge for other positions as well.  Since I was nominated the treasurer at the beginning and helped with the public relation later on, I am more familiar with the accounting and the event promotion parts than others.  Therefore, I think I will be helpful at this position.

Major: Food and Nutritional Sciences

Favorite Club Event: flavoring workshop

I’m particularly interested in topics related to food science but unfortunately I couldn’t make it this time. I wish I could attend the other “cooking” workshops and I’m sure I will enjoy them as well.

Possible Ideas:

Since some of our members are interested in job fair or networking in the food industry, we may ask BCFT to see if our members are allowed to attend their annual meeting or supplier’s night without being their members.  FSC can reimburse part of the cost if necessary.

3) Chloe (Yongting) Chen

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I actually do not mind which position I will be in as long as I can be a part of this club.

Major: MSc. in Food Science.

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Tours to companies!

Possible ideas for 2014/2015:

A. Learn, Explore, Have fun should be three major goals of this club.

By achieving these goals, we can provide regular, (e.g. once in one or two months) workshops, tours to food companies or to factories. In addition, we can invite more speakers in various aspects of food industry to give lectures.

B. We can have some events mainly for food science major students in two directions of future career. Industry and academy. Based on these two directions, we could provide some specific lectures given by staffs working in the industry as well as professors in food science to help undergrads have a 3-D idea of what they will expect in the future career.

C. We can also organize competitions of trivia in food science or product development in the form of those competitions held by IFT, like College Bowl, to help prepare candidates for IFT competitions.

Treasurer - Candidates

1)        Sophie Henry

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Being treasurer is a key position in the club to ensure that it thrives, and I would love to contribute in this way.

I like the idea of being able to develop workshops for the club and planning tours. I would love to actively contribute to the food science club and ensure that it will remain an active, interesting club.

Major: Food Science

Favorite Event: The molecular gastronomy workshop was my favorite event. I have always loved learning about molecular gastronomy, so it was really fun for me to be able to actually play around with the chemicals involved and create cool, albeit not so pretty, concoctions.  

Possible Ideas: Brewery tour, cheese making workshop, chocolatiering workshop

2)      Chloe (Yongting) Chen

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I actually do not mind which position I will be in as long as I can be a part of this club.

Major: MSc. in Food Science.

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Tours to companies!

Possible ideas for 2014/2015:

A. Learn, Explore, Have fun should be three major goals of this club.

By achieving these goals, we can provide regular, (e.g. once in one or two months) workshops, tours to food companies or to factories. In addition, we can invite more speakers in various aspects of food industry to give lectures.

B. We can have some events mainly for food science major students in two directions of future career. Industry and academy. Based on these two directions, we could provide some specific lectures given by staffs working in the industry as well as professors in food science to help undergrads have a 3-D idea of what they will expect in the future career.

C. We can also organize competitions of trivia in food science or product development in the form of those competitions held by IFT, like College Bowl, to help prepare candidates for IFT competitions.

Secretary – Candidates

1)        Jill Lin

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I am an organized person, keeping everything up-to-date without following behind. I would like to run workshops to develop my leadership and experience knowledge on hand, and plan and organize interesting tours. I also like to work in a team environment to develop events together. I was interested to join the tour or workshop events, but it is always run during my class schedule or in between my classes which I couldn’t make the events. So, I intend to use “Doodle” for schedule the most appropriate times for both participated members and events coordinators of the factories/plants. I would also like to develop network with food companies and LFS staff to expend my networks. 

Major: Food, Nutrition and Health, 4th year

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why:

I didn’t have a chance to go any of events because most events were run during my class schedule or evenings, and I have to work on Saturday afternoon/evenings. So, hardly couldn’t make any.

 2) Chloe (Yongting) Chen

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I actually do not mind which position I will be in as long as I can be a part of this club.

Major: MSc. in Food Science.

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Tours to companies!

Possible ideas for 2014/2015:

A. Learn, Explore, Have fun should be three major goals of this club.

By achieving these goals, we can provide regular, (e.g. once in one or two months) workshops, tours to food companies or to factories. In addition, we can invite more speakers in various aspects of food industry to give lectures.

B. We can have some events mainly for food science major students in two directions of future career. Industry and academy. Based on these two directions, we could provide some specific lectures given by staffs working in the industry as well as professors in food science to help undergrads have a 3-D idea of what they will expect in the future career.

C. We can also organize competitions of trivia in food science or product development in the form of those competitions held by IFT, like College Bowl, to help prepare candidates for IFT competitions.

Public Relations – Candidates

1)      Chloe (Yongting) Chen

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I actually do not mind which position I will be in as long as I can be a part of this club.

Major: MSc. in Food Science.

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Tours to companies!

Possible ideas for 2014/2015:

A. Learn, Explore, Have fun should be three major goals of this club.

By achieving these goals, we can provide regular, (e.g. once in one or two months) workshops, tours to food companies or to factories. In addition, we can invite more speakers in various aspects of food industry to give lectures.

B. We can have some events mainly for food science major students in two directions of future career. Industry and academy. Based on these two directions, we could provide some specific lectures given by staffs working in the industry as well as professors in food science to help undergrads have a 3-D idea of what they will expect in the future career.

C. We can also organize competitions of trivia in food science or product development in the form of those competitions held by IFT, like College Bowl, to help prepare candidates for IFT competitions.

2) Josie Hui Ye-Yang

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I have had experiences on making flyers for a dietitan. So I am sure I can use my skill to help the club with all different tasks!! 

Major: Food Science Major

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why:

My favorite UBC Food Science Club event is Purdy’s Chocolate Factory Tour and Cheese making workshop since I love chocolate and cheese. 

To have more tours to all kinds of food processing companies, so that Food Science students have more ideas of how their future work environment will be. This is also what I want to experience when I am still studying. 

Officer – Candidates

1)        Keely Johnston

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Why you would like this position: As an undergraduate student I enjoyed the community that the UBC Food Science Club provided to those interested in food science and am happy to see that this club is still providing that community. Now that I am in my graduate degree I feel that there is a disconnect between graduate students and undergraduate students in food science and I would like to help out in a minor role to bridge that gap.
Major: MSc, Food Science
Favourite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Workshops! I went to a break making workshop long ago and still use this recipe for making pizza dough!

2)      Jill Lin

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I want to demonstrate and develop leadership, teamwork and organizational skill by running and planning workshops. Also, I would try some new ideas which are associate new technology or new issues needed to be discussed, and teaching the members cooking and baking technique. During or after exam period, run some fun, easy, and enjoyable workshops for students to have a chance to relax from the heavy course-loads.

Major: Food, Nutrition and Health, 4th year

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why:

I didn’t have a chance to go any of events because most events were run during my class schedule or evenings, and I have to work on Saturday afternoon/evenings. So, hardly couldn’t make any.

3)      Josie Hui Ye-Yang

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I am good at hands-on work and able to manage everything to meet deadlines.

Major: Food Science Major

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why:

My favorite UBC Food Science Club event is Purdy’s Chocolate Factory Tour and Cheese making workshop since I love chocolate and cheese. 

To have more tours to all kinds of food processing companies, so that Food Science students have more ideas of how their future work environment will be. This is also what I want to experience when I am still studying. 

4) Chloe (Yongting) Chen

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I actually do not mind which position I will be in as long as I can be a part of this club.

Major: MSc. in Food Science.

Favorite UBC Food Science Club event and why: Tours to companies!

Possible ideas for 2014/2015:

A. Learn, Explore, Have fun should be three major goals of this club.

By achieving these goals, we can provide regular, (e.g. once in one or two months) workshops, tours to food companies or to factories. In addition, we can invite more speakers in various aspects of food industry to give lectures.

B. We can have some events mainly for food science major students in two directions of future career. Industry and academy. Based on these two directions, we could provide some specific lectures given by staffs working in the industry as well as professors in food science to help undergrads have a 3-D idea of what they will expect in the future career.

C. We can also organize competitions of trivia in food science or product development in the form of those competitions held by IFT, like College Bowl, to help prepare candidates for IFT competitions.

VOTE AT http://goo.gl/tIdVP3 by Mar 15th (Sat), 2014 at 11:59pm!

2014/ 2015 FOOD SCIENCE EXECUTIVE NOMINATION

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Hi Members!

Deadline is EXTENDED to Mar 12th Wednesday 11:59pm!
It’s this time of the year again… to elect for the next year’s executives!

2014/ 2015 FOOD SCIENCE EXECUTIVE NOMINATION

Do you want to demonstrate your leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills?

Do you have a great idea for a new workshop?

Do you want to network with food companies and LFS staff?

Do you want to plan and organize your favourite tours?

Now is your chance to become involved in the UBC Food Science Club!

The following positions are available:

President
Requirement: Must be in the Food Science major.
Responsibilities: Act as liason to the Student Administration Comission; Calling and facilitate meetings, including the Annual General Meeting; Oversees elections; Oversee workshops, tours, and social events; Act as one of the two Booking Representative for the club.

Vice President
Responsibilities: Trip planning; Assist President in overseeing workshops, tours, and social events; Act as one of the two Booking Representatives for the club.

Treasurer
Responsibilities: Act as liaison to Finance Commision; Act as the sole signing officer of the club; Oversee Rezgo online registration system; Workshop co-planner.

Secretary
Responsibilities: Take minutes at meetings; Contact personnel in the arrangement for tours; Manage club email; Workshop co-planner.

Public Relations
Responsibilities: Manage Facebook and club website; Creates posters; Workshop co-planner.

Officer (3)
Responsibilities: General duties as delegated by all other executives; Workshop planner; Present presentations during workshops.

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Please note that each position requires a certain amount of dedication per term.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, go ahead and nominate yourself! (All nominees must be current 2013/2014 UBC Food Science Club members. If you are not a member yet, JOIN TODAY AND NOMINATE YOURSELF! contact ubcfoodscience@gmail.com for details in joining our club).

Please email ubcfoodscience@gmail.com with the subject heading, “2014/2015 Nomination” with answers to the following questions.
1. Position
2. Why you would like this position
3. Your major
4. Your favourite UBC Food Science Club event and why
5. And a photo of yourself 
6. Possible ideas for 2014/2015
(For each position you apply for, please restate your answer for question 1 and 2).

Please nominate yourselves by filling out the questions above by March 12th (Wed) at 11:59pm. Voting will follow.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

3 exciting events coming up!

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1) Gum 101 Workshop is an exciting event happening on February 27th at 5:30pm at UBC FNH room 300.
UBC-BCFT has organized a fun and exicing Gums 101 workshop with Caldic Canada. UBC and BCIT Student members will have the wonderful chance to learn about hydrocolloids. In this 1.5 hour workshop, students will get to delve into the chemistry of hydrocolloids and their potential uses in various foods. Not only will they get to learn about gums, there will be a hands-on component as well where you will get to see the effects of different gums. This event will take place on Thursday February 27th, at 5:30pm. It will be held at UBC, at the Food, Nutrition and Health Building, room 300. 
Cost: Free for BCFT student/ Food Science Club members and $2 if you are not a member.
2) Ethical Bean Tour!
Learn about their sustainable processing steps,
roasting techniques, where the coffee beans 
originated from, and how they inspect the beans!
Location: 1315 Kootenay Street, East Vancouver
Date/ Time: March 5th (Wed) 10:00-11:00am
Only 5 spots available! Non-members can pay online after Feb 26 if there are still spots because we ll let members register first. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16nSCkdAzPaRgGTyAPl12pvzoZphEe7rpZM3_-6Qeqic/viewform
3) Superior Tofu Tour!<br><br>
Interested in learning about how tofu is made?
Learn more from this family-owned business at
Location: 1436 E Pender St, Vancouver
Date/ Time: March 6th (Thu) 2-3:30pm
Hope to see you in the coming events!