Inside view of UBC Faculty of Forestry's Forest Sciences Centre atrium

About

Though forestry is constantly growing and evolving, UBC’s position as a leader in forestry education remains steadfast. The Faculty of Forestry provides students with an education that is second-to-none. Interdisciplinary approaches, science-based courses, groundbreaking research, cutting-edge technologies, and hands-on experience allow our students to excel in university and beyond. 

Programs are spread across three departments: Forest Resources Management, Forest Sciences and Conservation, and Wood Sciences. A variety of degree programs comprised of courses, labs, and co-ops allow students to gain the invaluable experience necessary for their future careers. Led by a team of top scientists and preeminent educators, the Faculty of Forestry provides students with an in-depth education in class and out in the field.

The Faculty of Forestry is a research hub, producing invaluable projects and innovations to further advance the field of forestry. Throughout Canada, no other forestry program receives as high a level of funding.

The Faculty of Forestry is situated in the Forest Sciences Centre at UBC’s Point Grey Campus, on unceded traditional and ancestral Musqueam territory. 

Off-campus facilities include two Research Forests: the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge and the Alex Fraser Research Forest near Williams Lake.

UBC Forestry is a member of the Association of University Forestry Schools of Canada.

Sally Aitken analyzing plant sample

Departments

The Faculty of Forestry is comprised of three departments: Forest Resources Management, Forest Sciences and Conservation, and Wood Sciences. Each department offers a variety of exciting undergraduate and graduate programs. From forest operations, to wood processing, to conservation, to urban forestry, the possibilities are limitless.

Inside view of the Faculty's Forest Sciences Centre (FSC)

Our Faculty Today

The Faculty of Forestry holds true to its values and vision for our forests and forest sector, providing top-tier education, exciting research opportunities, and the space and support to study, develop, improve, and advance forest management and conservation practices.

Archive photo of UBC Forestry's past in black & white

Our History

Just like forestry itself, UBC’s Faculty of Forestry has a rich and exciting history. While much has changed since the faculty’s origin, with the dawn of new knowledge, new practices, and new technology, the same values still remain, shaping the forestry of the future.