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New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions
A new tool developed by UBC researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.


Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill
Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill for winning best student presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology based on her research paper co-authored with Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Supervisor.


Congratulations to Shawn Mansfield for being named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Shawn Mansfield 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.


Chiara Longhi Recipient of the 2018 President’s Service Award for Excellence
Chiara Longhi, Director of Student Services, for being selected for this year’s UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence.


Kathy Martin Elected President of the American Ornithological Society
Kathy Martin has been elected President of the American Ornithological Society, serving from 2018 to 2020.


New insights into how plants produce cellulose
New research from the University of British Columbia and partners sheds light on how plants produce cellulose, a compound found in plant cell walls.


Bruce Larson Appointed to the Forest Practices Board
Congratulations to UBC Forestry professor Bruce Larson for being appointed to the Forest Practices Board, who will be serving as vice-chair.


Cole Burton named Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
UBC professor Cole Burton has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation.


Thinking Socially about Novel Interventions in Resource Management
In a world that is rapidly changing, conventional interventions in forestry and conservation may not be sufficient to conserve species of interest, and/or to maintain productive forests. Thus, some scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers have called for novel interventions such as the assisted migration of trees.


Congratulations Shannon Hagerman on being awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2017
Shannon Hagerman has been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for the 2017/18 academic year.