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First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model

First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model

Local First Nations artists are working with the University of British Columbia in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.

Congratulations Shawn Mansfield on being awarded a 2015 UBC Killam Research Prize

Congratulations Shawn Mansfield on being awarded a 2015 UBC Killam Research Prize

Shawn Mansfield has been honoured with a 2015 Killam Research Prize (senior category). This peer-nominated prize recognizes outstanding research and scholar contributions. It’s selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science and medicine.

Lab Tours: The Forests and Communities in Transition lab

Lab Tours: The Forests and Communities in Transition lab

The Forest and Communities in Transition (FACT) lab, housed in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC, is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to the development of more resilient and liveable forest-dependent communities through research, dialogue, and knowledge exchange. At the foundation of our initiative is the recognition that the natural environment is not boundless, and that it plays an integral role in the economic and social fabric of communities and the health of community members. Thus, the wellbeing of forest-dependent communities begins with the responsible and sustainable management of forest resources.

IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference – Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future

IUFRO All-Division 5 Conference – Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future

The Faculty of Forestry is jointly organizing the 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference June 12-16, 2017 at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront in Vancouver, Canada. In recognition of the pressing global need for the forest sector to be a leader in sustainability, diversification, and innovation, the theme of the 2017 IUFRO Division 5 Conference […]

Congratulations to Jack Saddler recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award 2015

Congratulations to Jack Saddler recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award 2015

The award is presented to an individual for outstanding dedication to the advancement of renewable fuels in Canada. Dr. Saddler is a world leader in the conversion of forest residues into liquid fuels and chemicals. He sees the opportunity in Canada for biofuel and biorefinery technologies to bring about major changes to our sustainable energy future.

Red ochre

Students reproduce traditional wood finishes by B.C.’s First Nations

With help from the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, Lee and Lube, graduate students in chemical engineering and wood science, collected a number of natural pigments that First Nations people along the coast of the Pacific Northwest would have used to paint totem poles or other decorative wooden objects.

National Forest Week

National Forest Week

Celebrate National Forest Week – Wildland Fire (Sept 20 – 26, 2015) with the Faculty of Forestry. Learn more

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