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Congratulations to Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz for being awarded the UBC Public Scholars Award

Congratulations to Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz for being awarded the UBC Public Scholars Award

Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz’s research work focuses on traditional ecological knowledge, and in implementing proactive strategies with dealing with wildfire.

Congratulations to Yousry El-Kassaby for receiving the 2017 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award

Congratulations to Yousry El-Kassaby for receiving the 2017 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award

Yousry El-Kassaby has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Forestry as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award.

Congratulations to Sally Aitken for being named as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Sally Aitken for being named as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Sally Aitken has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division.

This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.

Update from the Alex Fraser Research Forest

Update from the Alex Fraser Research Forest

On July 7, 2017 a dry lightning storm went through the Cariboo, touching off many wildfires, including seven fires within the Gavin Lake Block of the Alex Fraser Research Forest. More than a month has gone by and six of the seven fires are still under active suppression.

Trees can make or break city weather

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.

Future Forests Fellowship

Future Forests Fellowship

The Future Forests Fellowship awards one student $280,000. Applications open Aug 1, 2017. Learn more

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