Congratulations to Forestry doctoral student, Natalie Sopinka, on winning the the 2012 UBC Three Minute Thesis competition. View the winning presentation, and other finalists, on the 3MT website.
Faculty of Forestry Professors Jack Saddler (biofuels expert) and Stephen Sheppard (climate change expert) are amongst 40 researchers from UBC who will be presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific gathering in the world.
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In the January 3 edition of UBC Reports, Jack Saddler elaborates on the progress of advanced biofuels.
In an effort to halt diseases that are being introduced to our forests by pests, Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada are providing $4,250,116 for a new and innovative research project entitled “Genomics-Based Forest Health Diagnostics and Monitoring” which is being led by Dr. Richard Hamelin, a professor at UBC and senior research scientist at Natural Resources Canada.
The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is the new custodian of the BC Big Tree Registry.
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.
In their 21st Univeristy Rankings, Macleans Magazine profiles the UBC Faculty of Forestry's Wood Products Processing program and ranks it as "avant-garde."
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.
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.