Feng Jiang was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Functional Biomaterials. Feng’s research in advanced nanotechnology has been applied to isolate high-performance nanocellulose from forest biomass, and to regulate their assembly into more complex structures for expanded applications. Using cellulose nanofibrils as the primary building block, Dr. Jiang’s research has expanded to a […]
Dominik Roeser was appointed as an FPInnovations Senior Associate. Fibre-supply operations are an increasingly key aspect of the forest industry and the recent signing of a collaborative partnership between FPInnovations and University of British Columbia associate professor in the department of forest resources management, Dominik Roeser, will create new opportunities for sharing knowledge, resources, and […]
Twenty-one doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and nine postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The announcement was made on September 6 by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of Alberta. Across Canada, there were 167 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 […]
In a private ceremony on 5 November 2018 at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, the four co-founders of the non-profit organization Taking Root were presented with the Meritorious Service Cross from the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada. Kahlil Baker (UBC Forestry PhD Graduate), Samuel Gervais, Laura Howard and Brooke van Mossel-Forrester founded […]
By Kevin Ward First Nations House of Learning Larger than a full-grown humpback whale, the Haida Looplex X Canoe is a staggering 53 feet in length, suspended from the ceiling in the atrium of the Forest Sciences Centre. One of 4 replicas of the “Lootas” (“wave-eater”) canoe, which was carved by Haida artist Bill Reid for […]
Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education.