Dept. of Wood Science
Media Release | April 10, 2017
Wood scientist Solace Sam-Brew envisions a future where Canadian homes are furnished with products made from flax and hemp.
April 3, 2017
Wood science students at UBC have become Ikea hackers, transforming $20 Bekväm step stools into refined furniture pieces.
Media Release | September 15, 2016
A research interest in bamboo and a love for sushi has inspired a UBC student to launch a line of home décor products made from recycled chopsticks.
October 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
November 13, 2014
A UBC expert on how B.C.’s forestry industry can capitalize on the emerging bioeconomy.
July 29, 2014 - by Heather Amos
UBC researchers are part of an international team that wants to see city skylines filled with buildings made of bamboo.
Media Release | April 3, 2014
Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.
June 17, 2013 - by Heather Amos
With the same technology that carries tunes through the airwaves into your old AM/FM radio, Stavros Avramidis decontaminates wood. It’s a new solution to an old problem.