July 6, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
Project led by Gitanyow Nation in collaboration with UBC researchers explores how cultural burning and planting practices protect against catastrophic wildfire.
June 22, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
“Qikiqtaruk: Arctic at Risk” is a ground-breaking virtual reality project by Professor Isla Myers-Smith offering an immersive journey to an island in Canada’s Arctic, exploring the impacts of climate change.
June 13, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
Dr. Yasmine Abdin and her team at UBC have developed a groundbreaking process that transforms bitumen into carbon fibers, bringing us closer to lightweight electric cars. This innovative, low-cost method enhances battery performance, extends driving range, and improves passenger safety.
Hybrid Steel-CLT Composite Connection Design Enhances Capacity and Constructability in Timber Buildings
May 16, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
With the rapid growth of the mass timber construction industry, the challenges of making the building process more efficient through constructability, sustainability, and compliance with performance-based design regulations, are as prevalent as ever. A new experimental study conducted at UBC by Samuel Shulman and Cristiano Loss examines the behavior and performance of innovative hybrid shear […]
March 13, 2023 | Author: UBC Forestry
UBC’s Faculty of Forestry is thrilled to announce that the Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience (HEAL) network has had its grant renewed for another year. Co-led by Dr. Lorien Nesbitt, Department of Forest Resources Management and Dr. Chris Carlsten, Division of Respiratory Medicine/Department of Medicine, the interdisciplinary group is one of 40 UBC research excellence clusters that received funding under the university’s Research Excellence Clusters Initiative.
November 23, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Western researchers who conduct studies overseas are likely familiar with the terms “parachute science” or “colonial science”. Both are defined as scientific work that does not appropriately acknowledge the importance of local expertise. PhD candidate Alida O’Connor wants to ensure her international fieldwork incorporates a more meaningful approach with equitable collaborations integrated into every step in the process.
November 7, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
A new biodegradable packing foam developed at UBC not only potentially addresses the world’s plastic pollution crisis but also serves as an equal and true partnership example of working with First Nations.
October 27, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
UBC Forestry congratulates Assistant Professor Dr. Feng Jiang for being named one of eight Young Professionals in the Paper360º 2022 Top 50 Power List. Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on the conversion of naturally abundant biomass into functional biomaterials through cost-effective and energy-efficient methods.
Bridging Barriers and Attaining New Heights: Garry Merkel’s exceptional career continues to shape forestry in BC
July 11, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Growing up around Whitehorse and the Yukon territory, Garry Merkel never anticipated the trajectory of his life. Today, the member of the Tahltan Nation and Registered Professional Forester is a lead voice behind the Government of BC’s newly adopted old-growth forest strategy and a recent recipient of a UBC honorary doctorate degree.
Faculty of Forestry Co-Leading UBC Research Excellence Cluster – Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience Network (HEAL)
March 14, 2022 | Author: UBC Forestry
Assistant Professor Lorien Nesbitt is co-leading the Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation and ResiLience (HEAL) network, one of 40 university-wide research excellence clusters that recently received funding under UBC’s Research Excellence Clusters Initiative.