Awards & Honours
May 7, 2018
Congratulations to UBC Forestry professor Bruce Larson for being appointed to the Forest Practices Board, who will be serving as vice-chair.
April 25, 2018
Shannon Hagerman has been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for the 2017/18 academic year.
February 23, 2018
Sally Aitken has been named this year’s recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence by LifeSciences BC.
Congratulations to John Innes for being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
February 9, 2018
Congratulations to John Innes who was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
Congratulations to Yousry El-Kassaby for Receiving the 2017 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award
September 28, 2017
Yousry El-Kassaby has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Forestry as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award.
September 7, 2017
Sally Aitken has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division.
This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.
February 24, 2017
Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation.
February 15, 2017
Scott Hinch was awarded a NSERC Strategic grant totaling $590,000 for research into the effects of injury , pathogens, and climate warming on migration and spawning success of Pacific salmon that have escaped from fishing gear. Partner organizations include the Canadian Dept. Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Salmon Commission, and Pacific Salmon Foundation.
February 1, 2017
Dr. Richard Hamelin will co-lead a team of scientists to harness the power of biosurveillance by decoding the genomes of some of the most threatening invasive species and developing a new suite of tools to rapidly and accurately detect these detrimental forest enemies and assess the risk they pose.