Awards & Honours

Congratulations to Jack Saddler recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award 2015

Congratulations to Jack Saddler recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award 2015

The award is presented to an individual for outstanding dedication to the advancement of renewable fuels in Canada. Dr. Saddler is a world leader in the conversion of forest residues into liquid fuels and chemicals. He sees the opportunity in Canada for biofuel and biorefinery technologies to bring about major changes to our sustainable energy future.

Joerg Bohlmann elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Joerg Bohlmann elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Joerg Bohlmann is a world leader in the fields of plant and forestry genomics and in plant natural products biology. He is distinguished for his research on the genomics of defense and resistance mechanisms of conifers against insect pests and insect-associated fungal pathogens, as well as on plant terpenoid biochemistry.

Tom Sullivan awarded Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s 2014 Silver Award

Tom Sullivan awarded Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation’s 2014 Silver Award

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) presented its 2014 Silver Award to Dr Tom Sullivan at the recent BC Trappers Association AGM & Convention in 100 Mile House.

Congratulations to Dr Steve Mitchell

Congratulations to Dr Steve Mitchell

Dr Steve Mitchell, RPF, of UBC’s Faculty of Forestry is this year’s recipient of the ABCFP’s Distinguished Forest Professional Award. This award is presented to an individual who has contributed a lifetime of work to the betterment of forestry in BC.

Sue Grayston, Maja Krzic and Cindy Prescott awarded prize in Quarry Life Award competition

Sue Grayston, Maja Krzic and Cindy Prescott awarded prize in Quarry Life Award competition

The Quarry Life Award is an international research and education competition sponsored by Heidelberg Cement Group and aims to raise awareness of biodiversity in mining sites worldwide through sponsorship of projects to boost mining ecology and biodiversity.

Excellence in Teaching

Excellence in Teaching

The Faculty of Graduate Studies profiles Dr Rob Kozak, as a recipient of the 2014 Killam Teaching Prize which recognizes his strong commitment to teaching. Learn More

Cindy Prescott awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki

Cindy Prescott awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki

Professor Cindy Prescott has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki in recognition of her contributions to forest science and work with Finnish scientists and the Academy of Finland. Dr Prescott received the award during the solemn conferment ceremony in Helsinki in June 2014.

Dr Mansfield Honoured

Dr Mansfield Honoured

Dr Shawn Mansfield has been awarded the David J Gifford Award in Tree Biology from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists. Learn More