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Maja Krzic Given CSSS Soil Science for Society Award
Dr. Maja Krzic, PhD’97, received the Soil Science for Society Award at the annual conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science in Quebec City in June 2012. Dr. Krzic has a joint appointment between the Faculties of Forestry and Land & Food Systems. This award is given by the Canadian Society of Soil Science […]


Forestry graduate selected as 2012 recipient of Governor General’s Gold Medal
MSc Forestry graduate, Jennifer Burt, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Governor General’s Gold Medal, awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the Master’s degree with thesis.


Suzanne Simard featured in episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki
Forestry professor Suzanne Simard will be featured in a March 22 episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki - Smarty Plants: Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour.


Forestry doctoral student, Natalie Sopinka, wins UBC 3-Minute Thesis competition
Congratulations to Forestry doctoral student, Natalie Sopinka, on winning the the 2012 UBC Three Minute Thesis competition. View the winning presentation, and other finalists, on the 3MT website.


Researchers from Forestry to present at largest global scientific conference
Faculty of Forestry Professors Jack Saddler (biofuels expert) and Stephen Sheppard (climate change expert) are amongst 40 researchers from UBC who will be presenting at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific gathering in the world.


Professor Jack Saddler says we could be close to advanced biofuels being commercially viable
In the January 3 edition of UBC Reports, Jack Saddler elaborates on the progress of advanced biofuels.


Dr. Richard Hamelin leading new project to battle forest pests
In an effort to halt diseases that are being introduced to our forests by pests, Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada are providing $4,250,116 for a new and innovative research project entitled “Genomics-Based Forest Health Diagnostics and Monitoring” which is being led by Dr. Richard Hamelin, a professor at UBC and senior research scientist at Natural Resources Canada.


UBC Forestry is now home to the BC Big Tree Registry
The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is the new custodian of the BC Big Tree Registry.


Dr. Hosny El Lakany to be honoured with Global Citizenship Award
Hosny El Lakany, alumnus PhD’69, Adjunct Professor and Director of International Programs in Forestry is receiving the Global Citizenship Award at the UBC Alumni Achievement Awards on November 29.


Macleans Magazine profiles Wood Products Processing program in 21st University Rankings
In their 21st Univeristy Rankings, Macleans Magazine profiles the UBC Faculty of Forestry's Wood Products Processing program and ranks it as "avant-garde."