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UBC Forestry Partners with NEC to Provide Students with Degree Opportunities

Students studying Indigenous Land Stewardship at the Native Education College (NEC) in Vancouver can now transfer their certificate into three different programs offered by UBC’s Faculty of Forestry.

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Congratulations, Dr Scott Hinch, New Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Scott Hinch has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division.

This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.

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Dr Emily Cranston and Dr Tara Martin Receive Funding Boost from CFI’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund

UBC Forestry researchers receive JELF fund, which will improve our research – aimed at helping society move to a low-carbon economy and better analyzing threats to at-risk species.

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The Next Material Revolution Will Start in the Forest

September 22, 2020 12pm-1pm

Webinar (register below)

In this webinar, Orlando will introduce you to the wide range of innovative wood fibre solutions currently under study in the BioProducts Institute, as it becomes the next UBC Global Research Excellence Institute, including:
Construction and Packaging: new shapes, increased extensibility and impermeability, thermal and light management
High bulk non-wovens: for padding, filtration, insulation and acoustics
Textiles: replacements for fibres created from fossil fuels
Renewable nanomaterials: creating coatings and color, batteries, antennae and sensors to reduce e-waste
Life under COVID: the human dimension and BC-sourced, biodegradable PPE
He will also discuss the business and economic implications of these innovations in the forest industry and their potential to stimulate a circular economy that is regenerative by design.

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UBC Forestry Co-op – Virtual Presentation Night

September 23, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Around the world! Registered guests will receive a link to the event closer to the date

Intermediate and senior students in the Forestry degree program at the University of British Columbia will be delivering presentations on their most recent co-op work terms. This is an excellent opportunity to see what our students are capable of and what they have accomplished in the work place.

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Branchlines

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Welcome to Branchlines, a quarterly publication from the Faculty of Forestry. Featuring important news, engaging articles, exciting research, and more! Want to stay informed? Check out our current issue of Branchlines to find out what is happening in forestry and conservation, in BC and beyond.

Latest Issue - Summer 2020

Check out our Summer 2020 Branchlines, Volume 31. This edition looks at Wildfires during COVID-19, biosurveillance, and using satellite images to detect fire patterns. Want to learn more? Read on!

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Wildfire in the Era of COVID-19

The term “new normal” is taking on yet another new meaning for us in British Columbia. Wildfires defined 2017 and 2018, when intense, fast-moving and uncontrollable fires burned a record-breaking 2.5 million hectares of grasslands and forests. Those fires emitted two and three times the normal annual carbon dioxide emissions for our entire province and…

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Protecting Canadian Forests Through Applied Biosurveillance Research

Invasive alien forest species represent a significant threat to Canada’s forests. One consequence of the expansion of global trade and transportation networks is a sharp increase in the number of foreign invasive insects and pathogens that are intercepted or introduced to our shores. Once they arrive, these invasive species are hard to eliminate or contain,…

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Fusing Satellite Images to Detect Fire Patterns

The 2017 fire season burned massive swaths of forest across British Columbia and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. It was a historic fire year, with more forest burned than any other year on record. But, that record only lasted a single year: in 2018, an even greater area of BC’s forest burned. In order…

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