Congratulations to Maja Krzic for being awarded the Award for Excellence in Open Education

Congratulations to Maja Krzic for being awarded the Award for Excellence in Open Education

Congratulations to Maja Krzic on being the 8th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education by establishing the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group with 30 Canadian soil scientists, media developers, students, and educators focused on developing […]

World’s city greening experts gather in Vancouver

World’s city greening experts gather in Vancouver

Vancouver will host the largest international conference on urban forestry ever held, with more than 700 urban greening experts from across the world assembling in Vancouver next week. Trees and green spaces are crucial components of our cities and towns. However, most cities are still losing trees and green spaces due to climate change, invasive […]

Bilal Sayed (Conservation)

Bilal Sayed (Conservation)

Within the first couple weeks working with SNAP (Surrey’s Natural Areas Partnership) I had already learned so much thanks to the Green Timbers Heritage Society, the city of Surrey and the UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program for getting me to this position. I learned about the importance of urban natural areas in our cities and all about invasive plant removal, the addition of tree wells around the base of urban trees for protection and much more.

Jessica Johanson (Conservation)

Jessica Johanson (Conservation)

I spent this summer, my first Co-op work term, as an intern for Icelandic Forest Research. As a research assistant, I have had the opportunity to engage in various projects and learn from many different scientists. These projects included measuring a progeny trial of poplar trees, traveling for the Icelandic Forest Inventory, and assessing birch for a study on insect damage.

Michael Vela (Forestry)

Michael Vela (Forestry)

My second and third co-op work terms are spread across two consecutive four month terms with Interfor, based out of their office in Sechelt, BC. My job has had me assisting mostly with cut-block layout and road location/design both in the field and the office. I’ve been able to learn and improve on a multitude of technical skills like compassing and GPS work, but the work experience as a whole has been the major benefit for me.

Doris Sun (Urban Forestry)

Doris Sun (Urban Forestry)

My first Co-op work term was with the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (or CALP) at UBC. I was fortunate enough to work in an interdisciplinary and supportive environment where there was something new for me to learn every day. My primary task was to work on a project called The Citizen’s Coolkit (in short the Coolkit), which for me was the amalgamation of everything I had wanted in a co-op placement.

Hugh Grady (Wood Products Processing)

Hugh Grady (Wood Products Processing)

On my second co-op work term through the department of Wood Science, I took part in a new project at FPInnovations focused on the development of wood products manufactured from underutilized wood waste, primarily from local demolition materials. The project was based in Vancouver, where annually 450 000 tons of waste wood material is either sent to the landfill or underutilized. With the growing number of demolitions in Vancouver I was inspired to be part of this timely and important initiative.

Update from the Alex Fraser Research Forest

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.