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

Second Future Forests Fellow Launches Research on Fire and Communities
PhD student Sarah Dickson-Hoyle is the second recipient of the Future Forests Fellowship, the largest award in the world for an incoming doctoral student in forestry. The Future Forests Fellowship is made possible by a private Canadian foundation, which created it to draw attention to how forestry research impacts global issues. It is awarded to a student whose intended studies fit within one of the Faculty’s areas of excellence and who is starting their first doctoral degree.


New Scholarship for Indigenous Graduate Students
Masters student Seraphine Munroe is the first recipient of a new student award for indigenous graduate students. TimberWest Forest Corporation, partnering with the Faculty, has created an endowment that will generate scholarships in perpetuity through interest revenue.


Foundation Gift Supports Wildfire Research
The Intact Foundation will support valuable research into wildfire prevention and management, and climate change adaptation in British Columbia with a gift of $250,000 over three years. Led by Dr. Lori Daniels, the research project is in collaboration with the St’uxwtéws (Bonaparte) Band and the Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration Society.


Industry Partners Contribute to Student Learning in Wood Processing
Thanks to a partnership between three companies in the BC forest industry, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at the UBC Faculty of Forestry is now home to a customized version of equipment used in sawmills throughout North America.