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

Sk’aad Ga Gud Learning Balance. Awe-inspiring Learning Opportunities at the Edge of the Continent: A New Approach to Natural Resource Education

Atrium, Forest Sciences Centre

Mon. Oct.29 to Fri. Nov.2, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

UBC Faculty that teach in this program will be available from 12–1pm each day to answer questions about the program.

Poster and information on the new UBC Forestry – Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society community-based semesters in natural science and socio-economic approaches to natural resource management.

How would you like to spend a semester in one of the most magical places on earth, taking advantage of a new approach to natural resource education and being totally immersed in the local community, and yet only two hours flight from Vancouver. This one-week event will include a poster exhibit showcasing this new educational approach and outlining the two semesters that form part of a joint initiative between UBC Forestry and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society and highlighting how they have revolutionized student learning experiences.

Experiential Learning in Natural Resources Conservation Program

Rm. 1222, Forest Sciences Building (2424 Main Mall)

Thursday, November 1, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

What happens when the forest and the lake are the classroom? Taking students on field trips has a long-standing tradition in the Faculty of Forestry, but running a semester-long field school is an immersive education experience that has deep and long-lasting impact on learners.

In the Natural Resources Conservation program at UBC, fourth year students participate in a 15-credit field school that takes them into the three different ecosystems for intensive studies. For each of the three ecosystems, students spend a week in the field, learning techniques, conducting field work, and gathering data for later analysis.

Come and hear about some of the deep impacts that this approach to teaching has on students as they learn about aquatic ecosystems at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in the Aquatic Module of CONS 451.

Exploring Forestry and Conservation in China: Go Global Group Study Program Display


Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Dodson Room

Time: Thursday, November 1 – 9:00am – 11:00am;
Friday, November 2 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm