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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.


Trees can make or break city weather
Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.


Future Forests Fellowship
The Future Forests Fellowship awards one student $280,000. Applications open Aug 1, 2017. Learn more


UBC Faculty of Forestry seeking world’s best and brightest applicants for $280,000 Future Forests Fellowship
The Faculty of Forestry is proud to announce that the Future Forests Fellowship has been renewed for a second 4-year period beginning in September 2018. This prestigious award is the largest in the world for an incoming PhD student, providing $280,000 over 4 years. The Future Forests Fellowship is made possible by a private Canadian […]


Active Wildfires Cause Intense Feelings for Research Forest Manager
July 18, 2017 This article was written by Ken Day, Manager, Alex Fraser Research Forest On Friday afternoon July 7, 2017 I was sitting at my desk, looking at a dark sky with concern.  “Looks like a stormy sky” I thought.  Returning to my work on the computer screen I didn’t hear a dry lightning […]