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UBC Scientists Find High Mutation Rates Generating Genetic Diversity Within Huge, Old-growth Trees

This is the first evidence of the tremendous genetic variation that can accumulate in some of our tallest trees.


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Remembering Dean Emeritus Robert Kennedy

It is with sadness that the Faculty of Forestry announces the passing of Dean Emeritus Robert (Bob) Kennedy, UBC alumnus and professor.


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Congratulations to Our Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Nicholas Coops and Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich were among the world-class scientists and scholars recognized from across the country to receive this honour.


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UBC Recognized For Leadership in Wood

The University of British Columbia (UBC) was front and centre at the 15th annual Wood Design Awards in BC held earlier this month winning 2 prominent awards that included the Jury’s Choice award for a large-scale robotically fabricated temporary timber installation.


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Sustainable Forest Management Education Program Recognized by IUFRO & IFSA

Congratulations to the Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism (AP-FECM) for being recognized for their outstanding work in the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) & International Forestry Students' Association’s (IFSA) Global Competition on Best Practices in Forest Education.


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New MoU signed between India and UBC Faculty of Forestry

This MoU will further develop forest science research collaborative partnership. Learn more


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Study Highlights Lack of Fair Access to Urban Green Spaces

A new study has found that people with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than their less privileged neighbours.
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Shawn Mansfield and Jörg Bohlmann named Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers of 2018

Shawn Mansfield and Jörg Bohlmann named Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers of 2018


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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.


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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 […]