Simon Ellis

Simon Ellis

Associate Professor
Program Director, BSc - Wood Products Processing program

Forest Sciences Centre 2900
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-822-3551

Research Areas:

My primary interests lie in the educational leadership field.  I am an active member of the Advisory Board for the UBC International Faculty Scholarship of Educational Leadership Program and serve as the Chair of the Faculty of Forestry Peer Review of Teaching Committee. I also have an ongoing interest in projects involving wood identification. I am committed to the development of teaching techniques and curriculum integration in wood science and technology and seek to improve my own abilities, the learning of our undergraduate students and the overall quality of our undergraduate programs in these areas.

Selected Publications

Webb, A., Hubball, H., Clarke, A., and Ellis, S (2020). Strategic Approaches to SoEL Inquiry Within and Across Disciplines: Twenty-year Impact of an International Faculty Development Program in Diverse University Contexts. Global Research in Higher Education Vol. 3, No. 1
Simon Ellis (2020). The Wood Products Processing Program at The University of British Columbia: Reflections on the Last Twenty-Five Years Wood and Fiber Science 52(3):331-343
Sidhu, A. and S. Ellis. (2007). Evaluation of performance of phenol-melamine-formaldehyde resins for plywood. Forest Products Journal 57(10):58-63
Wang, B., C. Dai and S. Ellis (2006). Veneer surface roughnes and compressibility pertaining to plywood/LVL manufacture. Part 1. Experimental investigation and implication. Wood and Fiber Science 38(3):535-545
Wang, B., S. Ellis and C. Dai (2006). Veneeer surface roughness and compressibility pertaining toplywood/LVL manufacture. Part 2. Optimal panel densification. Wood and Fiber Science 38(4):727-735
Ellis, S.C., R.A. Kozak, W. Spetic and P.D. Evans (2006). Human Resource Needs and Demand for Post-Secondary Education in the Canadian Secondary Wood Products Industry. Wood and Fiber Science 38(1):5-16.
Wang, B., X. Zhou, C. Dai and S. Ellis. (2006). Air permeability of aspen veneer and glueline. Experimentation and implication. (accepted 2006) Holzforchung 60:304-312
Ellis, S. and P. Steiner (2002). The behaviour of five wood species in compression Journal of the International Association of Wood Anatomists 23(2):201-211
Ellis, S. and R.A. Kozak (1999). A New Model for Undergraduate Wood Processing Education - The B.Sc. in Wood Products Processing at the University of British Columbia. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Development of Wood Science, Wood Technology and Forestry, High Wycombe, England (Forest Products Research Centre / University of Sopron). Proceedings 270-274.
Ellis, S. (1998). Mechanical properties of second-growth hemlock. Basic Wood Properties of Second-Growth Western Hemlock, Forintek Canada Corp. Special Publ. No. SP-38:44-49.
Ellis, S. (1997). The effects of spray-drying parameters on some chemical and physical characteristics of powdered phenolformaldehyde resins. For. Prod. J. 46(9):69-75.
Song, Dongjin and Simon Ellis. (1997). Localized properties in flakeboard: a simulation using stacked flakes. Wood & Fiber Science 29(4):353-363.