Dept. of Wood Science
UBC researcher sees future for flax and hemp as particleboard alternative
Wood scientist Solace Sam-Brew envisions a future where Canadian homes are furnished with products made from flax and hemp.
Apr 10, 2017
UBC students step up to Ikea hacking
Wood science students at UBC have become Ikea hackers, transforming $20 Bekväm step stools into refined furniture pieces.
Apr 3, 2017
UBC PhD student recycles chopsticks for home décor startup
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.
Sep 15, 2016
UBC students reproduce traditional wood finishes by B.C.’s First Nations
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.
Oct 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Out of the woods
A UBC expert on how B.C.’s forestry industry can capitalize on the emerging bioeconomy.
Nov 13, 2014
Bamboo sprouts up in the concrete jungle
UBC researchers are part of an international team that wants to see city skylines filled with buildings made of bamboo.
Jul 29, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp
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.
Apr 3, 2014