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

Forestry Field School Fund Helps Reduce Financial Pressure
Thanks to the support of alumni, foundations, corporate and other donors, this year five students were able to attend Field School with less financial stress and worry. But these five represent only a tiny percentage of students who attend Field School, many of whom are in financial need. Field School is an important milestone in a student’s forestry education. After three years of classroom courses in basic sciences, ecology, silviculture, hydrology, and much more, Field School moves the learning environment to the forest.


Donors Support Enriched Education Program on Haida Gwaii
The UBC Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) offers third- and fourth-year students exceptional learning experiences in natural resources management, reconciliation studies, marine conservation, community resilience and more. The semester-long programs during the academic year allow students to earn credits while learning, living and volunteering in small, remote communities on Haida Gwaii, while the four-week summer sessions offer immersive classroom and field experiences.


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.