Impact of Donor Support

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Building Research Capacity

In the Faculty of Forestry, research has two roles: it is the key to identifying and defining problems, and is also the key to solving them. Research creates new knowledge, drives innovation and fosters an engaged intellectual community in our Faculty. The application of research contributes to the environmental, social and economic well-being of society. View all building research capacity stories.

Enriching Student Learning

There are no forests in lecture halls, and none in labs. Students in the Faculty of Forestry must literally “get out of town” in order to apply what they are learning at UBC. Studying, volunteering and working in the field makes the theoretical practical, makes the abstract real, and breathes life into the science and art of forestry. View all enriching student learning stories.

Community Engagement

The Faculty recognises that engaging alumni, industry, forest-dependent communities, Aboriginal peoples, associations, government and non-governmental organisations and the wider community at large, both in Canada and internationally is vital to building a sustainable future for forestry and tackling conservation issues. View all community engagement stories.

Recent Stories

Award Supports Students in Professional Masters Program
A student in the Faculty’s first professional Masters program is the inaugural recipient of an award created by the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). The Master of Sustainable Forestry Management (MSFM) is a nine-month professional master’s program that prepares students for careers as professional forest land managers.


Bentley Family Hall Opens its Doors
After twelve years of hard work, and thanks to the contributions of alumni, grant-making foundations, companies and organizations the final phase of the Loon Lake Research and Education Centre redevelopment project is nearing completion. On October 1st the new dining hall, named Bentley Family Hall, after lead donor, Peter Bentley and his family, was officially opened.


Alumnus Donates $350,000 to Support Forestry Students
“You need to be resourceful when living on a farm,” says Henry David Currey, a UBC alumnus who graduated with a BASC (Agricultural Engineering) in 1950. “When things break down, you have to fix them, and that’s how it was with me.” This combined background in engineering and agriculture allowed Henry, better known as Dave, to flourish as an entrepreneur.


An Enduring Legacy Supports Forestry Students
A decision made 50 years ago, to honour someone born over 100 years ago, continues to make an enormous difference in the lives of Forestry students today. The Kapoor Singh Siddoo Foundation (KSSF) has supported 87 students through scholarships, and Emily Dorey and Victoria Diederichs are two of the happy recipients.