Awards & Honours

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Sarah Gergel Awarded for Landscape Ecology Research
UBC Forestry Professor, Sarah Gergel, receives the Distinguished Landscape Practitioner Award for her research in landscape ecology.


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Richard Hamelin Named American Phytopathological Society Fellow
UBC Forestry professor Dr Richard Hamelin was recently named the 2020 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow. The society grants this honor to a current APS member in recognition of distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the Society. Fellow recognition is based on significant contributions in one or more of the following areas: original research, teaching, administration, professional and public service, and/or extension and outreach.


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UBC Forestry Professor Receives ‘Nobel Prize of Forest Research’
Dr Nicholas Coops is the winner of the 2020 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, the 'Nobel Prize of the forest sector' for his ground-breaking work in satellite imagery analysis and its impact on forests' response to climate change.


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2020 UBC Forestry Student Awards
We're very pleased to announce the Faculty of Forestry Best in Program winners and the CIF Gold Medal for the most outstanding student.


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UBC Forestry’s Cheryl Power Recognized for Outstanding Work in Caring for BC’s Forests
Cheryl Power, Assistant Manager of Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, received the Association of BC Forest Professionals’ Distinguished Forest Professional Award.


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Terry Sunderland Receives Scientific Achievement Award
Terry Sunderland was recently presented with the 2019 IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award at the XXV IUFRO Congress held in Curitiba, Brazil.


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Dr Scott Hinch Receives the 2019 Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society
Forest & Conservation Sciences professor, Dr Scott Hinch, received the Award of Excellence from the American Fisheries Society (AFS).


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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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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 […]