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Maja Krzic

Associate Professor

Faculty of Land and Food Systems, Room 227
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-0252

Research Areas:

Areas of research include:

  • Linking soil science research with teaching along with community involvement to create educational environment where students can actively engage in ‘real-world’ problems
  • Combining soil science concepts and the impact of humans on soil properties and processes in crop, grassland, and forest ecosystems
  • Exploring the role of soil in addressing some of the existential global sustainability challenges we are facing


Improving on-farm woody habitat management in the lower Fraser River Delta Completed
March, 2013 – April, 2015

BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation

Terrestrial Research on Ecosystems and World-wide Education & Broadcast Current
January, 2011 – December, 2016


Flexible learning lab module focused on soil classification Completed
September, 2013 – August, 2015

Flexible Learning

Demonstrating Long-term Improvements in Soil Productivity on Delta Farmland Current
March, 2015 – March, 2020

BC Investment Agriculture Foundation

Improving on-farm drainage management to reduce the impacts of climate change in Delta, BC Completed
August, 2015 – August, 2017

BC Farm Adaptation Innovator Program

Long-term impacts of biosolids application on soil quality and vegetation at the OK Ranch, Jesmond, BC Completed
April, 2016 – March, 2017

Metro Vancouver

Soil productivity as impacted by grassland set-asides Current
January, 2016 – February, 2020


Digging In: An Educational Tool Promoting Science Citizenship for the Introduction to Soil Science Course Completed
April, 2016 – March, 2017



-UBC Open Education Resource Champion 2019

-BCcampus Award for Excellence in Open Education 2018

-3M National Teaching Fellow of the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) 2016

-Outstanding Associate Editor of Natural Sciences Education journal by the American Society of Agronomy – Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2016

-Platinum AVA Digital Award, Information Experience for SOILx project 2015

-Platinum MARCOM Award for SOILx project 2014

-Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology 2014

-Quarry Life Award (3rd place) 2014

-Mentoring Award by the Association for Women Soil Scientists, Soil Science Society of America 2013

-Soil Science for Society Award by the Canadian Society of Soil Science 2012

-CNIE Award of Merit, Graphic Design 2012

-CNIE Award of Excellence in the Innovation, Web Design category 2011

-CNIE Award of Merit in the Media Festival 2009

-Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada (AMTEC) Award of Merit 2007

-Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) Award for Excellence in Partnership and Collaboration 2007

-North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award of Merit 2006

-UBC Killam Teaching Prize 2006

Selected Publications

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