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.
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”.
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. […]
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.
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
Excerpt: The last time there was a broad public dialogue on forest policy in B.C. was during the Pearse Royal Commission in 1976. Since that time, we have experienced an unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic, the Kelowna and Lillooet firestorms, the War of the Woods in Clayoquot Sound, and a decline in the traditional forest […]
From: UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 5 | May. 6, 2011 Weighing forest conservation and need By Heather Amos Forests of his youth drive a passion for trees When Cornelius Motsa got the call to his home in Swaziland that he was accepted into UBC’s Forestry program and was the winner of an […]
Just like in Avatar, forests depend on Mother Trees for support. Prof. Suzanne Simard explains how trees are connected through an underground web of fungi.
It’s that time of year again when another group of eager students cross the stage to receive their diplomas. Following the graduation ceremony, the Faculty will be hosting a reception for graduates and their families and we’d love to have our alumni in attendance as well. If you’re interested in joining us for the cake […]
Media Release | Mar. 31, 2011 Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, […]