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UBC Forestry Co-leading National Wildland Fire Research Network

UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, alongside seven universities and key partners on wildfire management from across the country, will be co-leading a newly announced Strategic Research Network on Wildland Fire that will advance wildland fire science in Canada and train 100 future teachers, managers and researchers, including 30 undergraduate, 35 Masters, and 20 Doctoral students, and 15 Post-doctoral researchers and technicians.


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UBC Forestry Awarded Funding for Virtual Reality Planning Tool

UBC Faculty of Forestry, in partnership with FPInnovations and spatial analytics platform provider LlamaZOO, has been awarded $300,000 in funding to further develop and commercialize TimberOps, an immersive visual analytics platform for forest operations and land management.


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Meet Your Team! Forestry Undergrad Student Services

Forestry students know the Student Services team as dedicated to both their academic success and their overall well-being. Their tireless commitment to students has even been recognized by the university with the President’s Service Award for Excellence. Whether it is over the summer, the first week of a new term, exam period, or any time in between, you can count on the fact that they are - and will continue to be - with you every step of the way.


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Statement by the Chair of Forestry’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

An update from Hisham Zerriffi, Chair of the UBC Forestry's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council to both endorse and support President Ono’s recent statement but to also speak specifically to tackling racism together in the UBC Forestry community


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UBC Forestry Survey Asks How Nature Impacts Our Well-being

How does nature impact our well-being? That is the primary question being investigated in a global survey recently launched by a team of researchers from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry.


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UBC Researchers Develop Biodegradable Medical Mask for COVID-19

Made entirely from BC wood fibres, this could be the world’s first fully-compostable and biodegradable medical mask to help coronavirus aid.


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Sarah Gergel Awarded for Landscape Ecology Research

UBC Forestry Professor, Sarah Gergel, receives the Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award for her research in landscape ecology.


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Building Bridges – How Modern Forest Operations are Supporting Sustainable Forest Management

The field of forest operations in Canada is rapidly changing, the discipline has evolved significantly and today’s forest operations have become a bridge-builder between different disciplines to support sustainable forestry practices in Canada.


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Assessing Ecological and Social Impacts of Urban Forests

Managing urban landscapes is one of the greatest challenges we face this century. Globally, 60% of the area expected to be urban by 2030 has yet to be built. The effects of this urbanization will undoubtedly reach far beyond the physical boundaries of cities. Accompanied by increased competition for land, unequal distribution of wealth, and often unplanned expansion of urban infrastructure and services, urbanization is also exposing more people to cumulative natural and human-made disturbances, such as floods, wildfires, and heat waves. The state of urban ecosystems and the wellbeing of urban dwellers will greatly depend on the way cities anticipate and prepare for rapid change in the next decade. Urban forests have an important role to play, and considerable scientific effort has focused on their potential to maintain, and improve, urban quality of life.


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Richard Hamelin Named American Phytopathological Society Fellow

UBC Forestry professor Dr Richard Hamelin was recently named the 2020 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow. The society grants this honor to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society. Fellow recognition is based on significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: original research, teaching, administration, professional and public service, and/or extension and outreach.