Faculty of Forestry
First Nations artists use technology to carve out new business model
Local First Nations artists are working with UBC in the hopes technology can help carve out a new niche for their work in the art market.
Feb 1, 2016 - by Corey Allen
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
New UBC degree focuses on climate-proofing cities
With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, cities need urban foresters who can deal with the unique challenges to help build sustainable, green communities.
Sep 24, 2015
Students dig deep into soil science with mobile game
Armed with iPhones, dozens of first and second-year students walk into the forest at UBC. The students are on a scientific quest to better understand the ground beneath them; learning about soil by playing a mobile game.
Aug 11, 2015
Gulf Islands plant evolves to protect itself from deer
A plant on BC’s Gulf Islands has genetically evolved to avoid being eaten by herds of hungry deer, according to UBC research.
May 27, 2015
UBC scientists uncover cause of tree-killing fungus
Forest scientists at UBC believe they’ve discovered the root cause of a deadly tree fungus: extra genes.
Mar 4, 2015
Not all Christmas trees are created equal
A UBC forestry expert on how to root out the right tree.
Dec 15, 2014
Out of the woods
A UBC expert on how B.C.’s forestry industry can capitalize on the emerging bioeconomy.
Nov 13, 2014
First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years
UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.
Oct 2, 2014
UBC to track B.C.’s largest trees: re-launches database with climbing demonstration
The BC Big Tree Registry, a database of the biggest trees in the province, has found a new home in the UBC Faculty of Forestry.
Sep 24, 2014
Big trees bring out our inner tree hugger
The BC Big Tree Registry, which aims to chronicle B.C.’s most majestic forest giants, has found a new home in the Faculty of Forestry.
Sep 24, 2014
Salmon forced to ‘sprint’ less likely to survive migration
Sockeye salmon that sprint to spawning grounds through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new research by University of British Columbia scientists.
Aug 21, 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
UBC experts for comment on forest fires
As forest fires spread across B.C., Canada and parts of the U.S., UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 15, 2014
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
Out-of-this-world satellite images help monitor the environment
The new Centre for Applied Earth Observation will use images from satellites, aircraft, and the International Space Station to monitor globally important environmental issues.
Mar 21, 2014
25th anniversary of Exxon Valdez oil spill: expert list
UBC professors are available to comment on the impact and legacy of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and how it relates to proposed pipeline projects in northern B.C.
Mar 18, 2014
Researchers identify nine steps to save waterways
Nine guiding principles for clean water and sustainable fisheries from a team of Canadian biologists.
Jan 31, 2014
Members of UBC community named to the Order of Canada
Nancy Hermiston, Sherrill Grace, and James Kimmins are among members of the UBC community who have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Jan 2, 2014
The forest that weathers climate change
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
Dec 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest