Sarah Gergel elected as fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sarah Gergel was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the section of Geology and Geography.

Feng Jiang named Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Functional Biomaterials

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 appointed as an FPInnovations Senior Associate

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 […]

Congratulations to Ira Sutherland for being awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

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 […]

Congratulations to Kahlil Baker for Receiving Governor General of Canada Award

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 […]

Haida Looplex X Canoe

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 […]

Congratulations to Maja Krzic for being awarded the Award for Excellence in Open Education

Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education.

World’s city greening experts gather in Vancouver

Vancouver will host the largest international conference on urban forestry ever held, with more than 700 urban greening experts from across the world assembling in Vancouver next week.