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UBC Forestry Celebrates Learning
UBC Forestry joins in UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week. Celebrate Learning is a week-long initiative held each autumn. The event seeks to honour and celebrate teaching and learning across UBC Vancouver, and to highlight and promote student learning and development opportunities. This year, the Faculty of Forestry is participating in three events. Forestry ‘Celebrate Learning’ Events […]


Dean Innes to speak at ‘Extreme Planting’ photo exhibit
Dean of UBC Forestry, Dr John Innes, will be speaking at the opening of the photo exhibit, Extreme Planting, on October 5, 2012 at the Alliance Française in Vancouver BC. This exhibit presents a group of professional tree-planters in coastal BC. These tree-planters work in extremely challenging terrain and climate conditions, reforesting after clear-cuts. Beyond economical, […]


Forestry announces largest global grant for a forestry student
UBC Forestry announces prestigious graduate award.


UBC Forestry co-hosts SilviLaser Conference
SilviLaser 2012: First Return took place at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver Canada on 16 – 19th September 2012, hosted by UBC Forestry and the Canadian Forest Service. SilviLaser 2012 is the twelfth international conference focusing on applications of laser systems for forestry and forest landscapes, and has over 270 participants attended from 20 countries […]


UBC Forestry’s David Tindall selected to be trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality presenter
Vancouver, August 15th, 2012 – 115 Canadians were nominated to take part in a formal training offered by the Honourable Al Gore, former Vice‐President of the United States, and Nobel Prize Laureate. The Canadian delegation will join 800 new presenters from over 20 countries, on August 21‐23, in San Francisco, California. The participants represent a wide range […]


Major migration of bird experts flock to Vancouver
Next week UBC will host the 5th North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC-V), a joint annual meeting of all of the major Ornithological Societies (includes academic and government scientists and practitioners) from the Americas. This meeting is the largest and most diverse ornithological meeting in the Western Hemisphere with over 1500 participants anticipated.  It is the first time […]


‘Only you can prevent forest fires’ … with your smartphone
Researchers from the UBC Faculty of Forestry have developed a smart phone app that prevents forest fires by identifying hazardous areas.


Climate change research featured in Vancouver Sun
The Vancouver Sun features UBC Forestry researcher: "Climate shifts may strand weather-dependent ecosystems"


Haida Gwaii Semester
Looking for a unique field study program in natural resources and the environment? Check out the Haida Gwaii Semester program; an intensive field study program for undergraduates.


Forestry: The New High-Tech Frontier
From UBC Reports | Vol. 58 | No. 6 | Jun. 6, 2012 By Heather Amos Genes may hold the secret to forest survival Zoom in—way in—from the macro view of B.C.’s vast forests, right down to the micro level where researchers are looking into genes that could lead to  improved forest health, productivity and […]