Course Team


Dr. Les Lavkulich

Program Director, Global Resources Systems
Professor Emeritus, Soil Science and Resource Management & Environmental Studies; P.Ag

Les Lavkulich is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia. Les specializes in the areas of: application of science to human welfare and policy development; land-use dynamics and the rural-urban landscape; soil chemistry and mineralogy.

: lml@mail.ubc.ca


Roxana Quinde

Program Coordinator, Global Resource Systems

Roxana Quinde was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She recalls her first experience of agriculture in my childhood was when she spent my summer school holidays in a farmstead of Northern Peru. She graduated with degrees in Animal Science from The National Agrarian University, La Molina, Peru and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of British Columbia. She first moved to Vancouver in the late 80s. As coordinator of Global Partnerships, Roxana has traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. While on campus, she has learned about many differences in cultures as the GRS office manages international, visiting and exchange students as well as linkages and consortiums from around the world.

For questions about the GRS program, please email Roxana at:

: roxana.quinde@ubc.ca