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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.
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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.
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”.
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.
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.