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Professor Steve Mitchell Op-ed in Vancouver Sun: We need a new vision to manage B.C.’s forests
Excerpt: The last time there was a broad public dialogue on forest policy in B.C. was during the Pearse Royal Commission in 1976. Since that time, we have experienced an unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic, the Kelowna and Lillooet firestorms, the War of the Woods in Clayoquot Sound, and a decline in the traditional forest […]


Forestry Graduate, Cornelius Motsa, featured in UBC Reports: Weighing forest conservation and need
From: UBC Reports | Vol. 57 | No. 5 | May. 6, 2011 Weighing forest conservation and need By Heather Amos Forests of his youth drive a passion for trees When Cornelius Motsa got the call to his home in Swaziland that he was accepted into UBC’s Forestry program and was the winner of an […]


Prof. Suzanne Simard talks about “Mother Trees”
Just like in Avatar, forests depend on Mother Trees for support. Prof. Suzanne Simard explains how trees are connected through an underground web of fungi.


Spring Graduation
It’s that time of year again when another group of eager students cross the stage to receive their diplomas. Following the graduation ceremony, the Faculty will be hosting a reception for graduates and their families and we’d love to have our alumni in attendance as well. If you’re interested in joining us for the cake […]


Scott Hinch’s research on salmon adaptation to climate change cover story in April issue of Science
Media Release | Mar. 31, 2011 Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, […]