UBC Forestry’s online courses wins CNIE-RCIE Award

UBC Forestry’s online courses wins CNIE-RCIE Award

The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education has awarded the Faculty of Forestry the winner of the CNIE-RCIE Award in the category of Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology in Educational Practices/Collaboration for its work on the Sustainable Forest Management online courses. The CNIE-RCÍE Awards recognizes excellence in innovative educational practices in the use […]

UBC researcher roughing it in the bush to save endangered woodpeckers

Globe and Mail: By combining new technology with old-fashioned hard work, a University of British Columbia researcher is gaining insights into the habits of a rare and endangered species of woodpecker that experts are fighting to save.

The fight to keep a rare woodpecker in Canada

The fight to keep a rare woodpecker in Canada

Researchers are fighting to keep a rare bird in Canada, sewing tiny trackers onto their tail feathers to map their movements. Knowing the threatened birds’ flight patterns and where they eat will help them better understand how to protect their habitat from tree cutting in southern BC

Canada wildfire raises safety issues close to home

Washington Post: As fire season begins, U.S. residents in high-risk fire regions weigh the cost of clearing trees, vegetation that add aesthetic value

B.C.’s Elaho Giant, a centuries-old Douglas fir, is dead

Vancouver Sun: The life of an ancient colossus of the B.C. wilderness appears to be over.

Megan Fong (Forest Sciences)

Megan Fong (Forest Sciences)

Working as a GIS analyst with Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in Smithers has been fantastic. The main project of improving angling guide management has allowed me to explore cartography processes and learn new skills like web mapping, opening up a diverse range of possibilities.

Rui Yang (Wood Products Processing)

Rui Yang (Wood Products Processing)

My first co-op term was with Southcoast Reman. It was a great place to get your hands dirty and gain experience in the wood industry. At Southcoast Reman, I realized what I have learned in class is very useful, and I was happy to put it into practice.

Christina Howard (Conservation)

Christina Howard (Conservation)

This past winter, I worked with Natural Resources Canada as a Climate Change Mitigation Modelling Analyst. This work prepared me for future endeavours in research, data analysis, and scientific communication. Each day within the office felt like a new and different day, and I was given the freedom to pursue my own ideas and methods. This position has required and allowed me to expand upon my knowledge of related topics and develop my technical skills.

Bad start to fire season doesn’t necessarily mean bad finish

Vancouver Sun: John Innes, the dean of forestry at the University of British Columbia, says weather is the largest influence on wildfires, which makes forecasting extremely challenging.

Join the Faculty of Forestry at the DEMO International Conference

Join the Faculty of Forestry at the DEMO International Conference

Join the Faculty of Forestry at this year’s DEMO International Conference in downtown Vancouver from September 19th-21st. This year’s conference is titled “Canada’s Forest Sector: Adapting to a New Reality”.

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