News

UBC Forestry News Banner

UBC Forestry is now home to the BC Big Tree Registry

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is the new custodian of the BC Big Tree Registry.


UBC Forestry News Banner

Dr. Hosny El Lakany to be honoured with Global Citizenship Award

Hosny El Lakany, alumnus PhD’69, Adjunct Professor and Director of International Programs in Forestry is receiving the Global Citizenship Award at the UBC Alumni Achievement Awards on November 29.


UBC Forestry News Banner

Macleans Magazine profiles Wood Products Processing program in 21st University Rankings

In their 21st Univeristy Rankings, Macleans Magazine profiles the UBC Faculty of Forestry's Wood Products Processing program and ranks it as "avant-garde."


UBC Forestry News Banner

Dr. Sally Aitken using lessons learned at Blackcomb ski resort to study climate change

Dr. Sally Aitken and her then-graduate student Sierra McLane planted about 700 whitebark pine saplings at six sites under the Blackcomb side of the gondola last autumn. On Oct.23 they went back for the first time to see how those trees - most just a few centimetres tall - are doing.


UBC Forestry News Banner

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research

The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive. Announced today at UBC’s Vancouver campus, the funding will support research in the departments of botany, and microbiology and immunology, and in the Faculty of Forestry.


UBC Forestry News Banner

2011 Excellence in Fisheries Education Awarded to Dr. Scott Hinch

Dr. Scott Hinch was named the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Fisheries Education Award, presented to him during the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Seattle,WA. The award is given “in recognition of continuous dedication to the teaching profession and personal contributions to the education of fisheries professionals”.


UBC Forestry News Banner

Careers in Forestry attracting more students

A Vancouver Sun article focuses on the growing interest in environmental sustainability in B.C.’s post-secondary schools. The Faculty of Forestry has been attracting more students due to viable career paths after graduation, and has seen a 39% increase in applications this year.


UBC Forestry News Banner

Professor Nicholas Coops’ work on solar radiation featured in NSERC Newsletter

From: NSERC InPartnership Newsletter: Volume 2 – Issue 3, August, 2011 Montréal Firm Partners with the University of British Columbia to Predict Canada’s Solar Payoff People may not think of heat when they think of Canada, but we have a lot of solar energy potential. Thanks to an NSERC Engage Grant partnership, Montréal’s Turquoise Technology Solutions Inc. […]


UBC Forestry News Banner

Suzanne Simard’s research questions practice of killing off broadleaf plants to help confiers grow

An article in the Globe and Mail highlights research from Professor Suzanne Simard's which questions the practice of spraying herbicides to remove plants thought to be choking out valuable conifers.


UBC Forestry News Banner

Unique Olympic Designs Create Interest in B.C. Trees

The VANOC Olympic Podia and Tray project (which CAWP was part of) was recently nominated as a Finalist for the Premier’s Award Promoting Innovation and Excellence.  The award ceremonies were held in Victoria in early June. Watch the presentation: YouTube Video: Premier\’s Award Provincial Finalist