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Faculty of Forestry Alumni Newsletter

Welcome Class of 2017 to your Forestry alumni community! As part of this community, you will receive the Forestry Alumni E-Newsletter with faculty and alumni UBC events, updates and job postings. We wish you all the best with your next step in your life and career and hope you will keep us updated on where you go and what you do. Congratulations and good luck with your next steps!

Janna Kellett
Alumni Engagement Manager

In This Issue

Forestry Events
Save-the-Date: Alumni and Friends Tour and Dinner at Gavin Lake, Williams Lake, BC

alumni UBC Events
Joy of Feeding 2017, Vancouver, BC

Spotlight
alumni UBC Career Development Programs

Faculty News
Change in Forestry Alumni Manager Role
Alumni and Friends Loon Lake BBQ and Tour – Recap
Are you the world’s next top PhD student?
Faculty in the News

Job postings

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Forestry Events

Save-the-Date: Alumni and Friends Tour and Dinner at Gavin Lake, Williams Lake, BC

If you are in the Williams Lake area or traveling there at the end of August, make sure you mark Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 in your calendar for the Alex Fraser Research Forest Alumni and Friends Tour and Dinner .

Keep an eye on the Forestry Events Calendar for more details in July.

alumni UBC Events

Joy of Feeding 2017, Vancouver, BC

Saturday, June 24th, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for Joy of Feeding: a unique inter-generational, international food festival and fundraiser for the UBC Farm – where we celebrate home-cooked dishes from around the world. Joy of Feeding is a roaming feast where you can sample from 13 cooks from 13 countries in the fields of the UBC Farm. Chefs from Vij’s, Cacao, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and UBC Food Services have brought together home cooks of different cultural backgrounds – from Cameroon to Colombia, Indonesia to Iran and beyond – to offer a taste of their favourite recipes.

For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

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Spotlight

alumni UBC Career Development Programs

Looking to figure out the next steps of your career? Visit the alumni UBC Career Development section with links to webinars, events and a blog all focused on career development. The alumni UBC Career Development program is designed to provide advice and resources in areas of career development to graduates for life after university.

Whether you are a member of the class of 2017 or a mid-career professional, webinars, speaker series and professional development sessions will help to keep your workplace skills and social life in tip-top condition.

Upcoming programs include:
alumnNIGHTS: Money and You – with Odlum Brown Limited
Live Webinar – Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur
Virtual Career Chat
Design Your Life: Mapping Your Social Network

To see current Forestry job postings and network specifically with UBC Forestry alumni, join our UBC Forestry Alumni LinkedIn Group.

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News

Change in Forestry Alumni Manager Role

As of June 2nd, Janna Kellett will be transitioning from Alumni Manager to Student Advisor within the Faculty of Forestry. The Alumni E-Newsletter will be on hold through the summer until the new Alumni Manager steps in. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Sarah Doran Coelho at sarah.dorancoelho@ubc.ca or Debbie McPherson at debbie.mcpherson@ubc.ca.

Janna would like to thank all of the Forestry alumni for the many ways they have engaged and supported the Forestry alumni program over the past four years, by volunteering, coming to events, organizing reunions or reading the E-Newsletter to keep up-to-date and she encourages you to continue to stay engaged!

Forestry Alumni and Friends Loon Lake BBQ and Tour – Recap

On Thursday, April 27th, 2017 the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest was visited by UBC Forestry alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff. The afternoon began with a tour, and the first stop was the students from the first Urban Forestry Field Camp who discussed their projects and shared what they learned that week at camp. The next stops were the restored Steam Donkey and graduate student Adam Polinko’s research.

Guests then met back at Loon Lake camp for a reception where Ken Day, Manager of the Alex Fraser Research Forest was recognized as this was his last camp at Loon Lake before he retires next year. The evening ended with a delicious steak dinner prepared by the Loon Lake staff.

Thank you again to those who joined us and we hope to see everyone again next year.

To see photos from the event, click here.

Are you the world’s next top PhD student?

As one of the world’s top forestry schools, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is honoured to offer the largest single grant (up to $280,000) for a forestry student – the Future Forests Fellowship.

Earn a PhD and conduct research focused in British Columbia in: Forest Products Biotechnology – Bioenergy – Forest Genomics – Climate Change – Urban Forestry – Forest Management – Conservation – Forested Landscapes – Salmon Ecology – Forest Health – Forests and Indigenous Peoples – Forests and Human Health

The Faculty is deeply grateful to the private grant-making foundation who has made this possible.

Applications will be accepted starting in August 2017. To learn more visit future.forestry.ubc.ca.

Faculty in the News

Forest sector losing jobs – but desperately needs more skilled workers
CBC. Mentioned: Dean John Innes. Full Story

The power of one
The Globe and Mail. Mentioned: Professor Nicholas Coops. Full Story

More Faculty in the News articles can be found on the Forestry Alumni LinkedIn Group.

Jobs

Below is a sample of the job postings listed this month on the Forestry Alumni LinkedIn Group. For a full listing of all job postings, please join the Forestry Alumni LinkedIn Group.

Operations Technologist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations,
Fort St John, BC
For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Assistant Director (Two year term), International Tropical Timber Organization
Yokohama, Japan
For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Executive Director, Legislation and Evaluation, Alberta Climate Change Office
Edmonton, AB
For more information, including how to apply, click here.

Do you have a job opportunity you’d like to share with your fellow Forestry alumni? Please send all submissions to janna.kellett@ubc.ca by the 15th of each month for inclusion in that month’s newsletter.

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Faculty of Forestry
Forest Sciences Centre
2610 – 2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-827-3082
Email: janna.kellett@ubc.ca

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