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UBC Celebrates: Ice Cream Day

UBC Celebrates: Ice Cream Day
Date: Jul 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM
Location: CHBE 101

Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day at UBC on July 18!

UBC Applied Science has teamed up with UBC Land and Food Systems and the Sauder School of Business to bring you an exciting event in celebration of this fabulously delicious, incredibly versatile and intellectually stimulating treat.

Come listen to these experts and impress all your friends with your newfound knowledge!

  • John Frostad: Applied Science/Land and Food Systems — The Engineering and Science Behind Ice Cream
  • Ann Stone: Sauder School of Business — The Business Behind Ice Cream
  • Betsy Ng: Co-owner and Founder of Elephant Garden Creamery
  • Rachel Chew: Truck and Events General Manager of Rain or Shine Ice Cream

After the talks, there will be an ice cream social.

  • Watch an ice cream-making demo and sample the creation — by UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Rain or Shine and Elephant Garden will be selling ice cream on-site

Thank you for your interest in UBC Celebrates: Ice Cream Day! We are now at full capacity.


Speaker Bios: 

  • John Frostad, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, studies foams, emulsions, and other fluid systems. One of his research goals is to develop new experimental tools that enable us to engineer healthier, more nutritious, more sustainable food products. John holds degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and the University of California, Santa Barbara. 
  • Ann Stone, a lecturer in the Sauder School of Business, has held senior marketing and management positions at several of the world’s most successful food and beverage companies, including Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, Coca-Cola, and Church’s Chicken. A graduate of Hope College and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Ann currently teaches courses in marketing analysis and communications, business development, and business fundamentals at UBC.
  • Betsy Ng, co-owner and founder of Elephant Garden Creamery, worked in food quality assurance and research & development before opening one of the newest and most acclaimed artisanal ice creams shops in Vancouver. Located on Commercial Drive, the 16-seat space offers a number of delicious flavours (Mango Coconut Sticky Rice, Lychee Osmanthus, and Houjicha Cheese Tea are just a few) that customers would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Before opening her store late last year, Betsy sold her unique creations at farmer’s markets around the city.
  • Rachel Chew, truck and events general manager of Rain or Shine, undergraduate in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and local recipe blogger at Radiant Rachels. She has the happiest job in the world working with the owners, Blair and Josie, to serve Vancouverites homemade ice-cream made with natural, locally, and often organically sourced ingredients! With locations at UBC, Kitsilano, Cambie, the truck down at English Bay in the summer season, and options to scoop at private events, Rain or Shine aims to spread happiness and smiles through creating a warm, welcoming environment for everyone to lick and mingle!