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Recap of 2 Week Landscape Ecology & Management Intensive
The MGEM program kicks off with a 2-week Landscape Ecology & Management intensive comprised of lectures, discussions and hands-on exercises.


Community Forest Summer Work Term Awards
The Faculty of Forestry, though the Community Forest Summer Work Term Awards, is offering funding for students to work in community forests. This opportunity is made possible through a generous donation from an anonymous donor. These paid work experiences provide valuable practical skills for Faculty of Forestry undergraduate students, and support community forestry.


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 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 Roseanna Gamlen-Greene for being awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Seventeen doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and 10 postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Wildfire 2017
BC’s extreme wildfire season of 2017 is not an isolated event. It is part of a global trend of increasing area burned and extreme fire behaviour resulting in megafires with tremendous social, ecological and economic costs – as witnessed in recent years in western Canada, the USA, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, India, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy, France…


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
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
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.