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UBC Forestry's David Tindall selected to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality presenter

Vancouver, August 15th, 2012 – 115 Canadians were nominated to take part in a formal training offered by the Honourable Al Gore, former Vice‐President of the United States, and Nobel Prize Laureate. The Canadian delegation will join 800 new presenters from over 20 countries, on August 21‐23, in San Francisco, California. The participants represent a wide range […]


UBC Forestry’s David Tindall selected to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality presenter

Vancouver, August 15th, 2012 – 115 Canadians were nominated to take part in a formal training offered by the Honourable Al Gore, former Vice‐President of the United States, and Nobel Prize Laureate. The Canadian delegation will join 800 new presenters from over 20 countries, on August 21‐23, in San Francisco, California. The participants represent a wide range […]


Major migration of bird experts flock to Vancouver

Next week UBC will host the 5th North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC-V), a joint annual meeting of all of the major Ornithological Societies (includes academic and government scientists and practitioners) from the Americas. This meeting is the largest and most diverse ornithological meeting in the Western Hemisphere with over 1500 participants anticipated.  It is the first time […]


‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ … with your smartphone

Researchers from the UBC Faculty of Forestry have developed a smart phone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas.


Climate change research featured in Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun features UBC Forestry researcher: "Climate shifts may strand weather-dependent ecosystems"


Haida Gwaii Semester

Looking for a unique field study program in natural resources and the environment? Check out the Haida Gwaii Semester program; an intensive field study program for undergraduates.


Forestry: The New High-Tech Frontier

From UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 6 | Jun. 6, 2012 By Heather Amos Genes may hold the secret to forest survival Zoom in—way in—from the macro view of B.C.’s vast forests, right down to the micro level where researchers are looking into genes that could lead to  improved forest health, productivity and […]


Maja Krzic Given CSSS Soil Science for Society Award

Dr. Maja Krzic, PhD’97, received the Soil Science for Society Award at the annual conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science in Quebec City in June 2012. Dr. Krzic has a joint appointment between the Faculties of Forestry and Land & Food Systems. This award is given by the Canadian Society of Soil Science […]


Forestry graduate selected as 2012 recipient of Governor General’s Gold Medal

MSc Forestry graduate, Jennifer Burt, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the Master’s degree with thesis.


Suzanne Simard featured in episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki

Forestry professor Suzanne Simard will be featured in a March 22 episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour.