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Randall Grant
· January 29, 2018
First of all, it's an incredibly beautiful building, there is so much interest here. Come in for a visit and first of all, if you look up after coming through the entrance doors (across from the new H...aida Totem pole) and you will see the Restored Bill Reid canoe (Looplex X) Outside stands the 55 foot Reconciliation pole created and carved by Hereditary Haida Chief 7idansuu, James Hart. The Reconciliation Pole tells the important stories of Haida and Indigenous Peoples from across what is now modern Canada. See More
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Mountain pine beetles have been spreading into new habitats, migrating east from BC into Alberta. A new pheromone insight may help predict beetle outbreaks.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to better predict outbreaks.

An innovative solution by Urban Forestry student Alyx Hough and team. Well done!

"Our ultimate goal is to have more affordable housing for renters as well as allow an option for seniors who want to age in place or stay in their home."

A huge thank you to all the UBC Forestry donors, alumni and students who attended the Forestry Recognition Evening last night in celebration of alumni UBC's 100th year. Congratulations to all the evening's award recipients as well.

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New research shows how warmer and wetter summers could have some unexpected impacts. Co-authored by UBC's own Colin Mahony and published in Nature Communications.

Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new UBC research.

See and hear a unique set of hand-crafted speakers made of reclaimed wood at the upcoming UBC Sustainability (CIRS) showcase, March 4-10.

Composer Giorgio Magnanensi has built loud speakers out of maple and cedar.

Join us March 5-9 for our first Aboriginal Initiatives speaker series. The week will feature talks by Indigenous and settler speakers sharing their perspectives.

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Go behind the scenes with Dr John Innes, Dean, Faculty of Forestry. John opens up about leadership, humour, and what inspires him.

UBC One-On-One, interviews with senior leadership at UBC

Happy Lunar New Year!

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Congratulations to Anna Smith - 1st place winner of the 2018 Forestry 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Catch all of this year's top presentations on YouTube below.

Three Minute Thesis presentations by UBC Faculty of Forestry students.

Researchers have come up with a new, more sustainable way to feed salmon - insects.

Companies in Europe have developed new kinds of feed for salmon farms that could help the environment—if they can scale up quickly.

Join us February 22 for the PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, where seven doctoral students (4 from Forestry) will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research can contribute to environmental well-being.


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Congratulations on your retirement Ken Day!

Ken was the first, and only, manager of the Alex Fraser Research Forest when it was established in 1987. Since then, he has established the forest as a venue for innovative forest practices and long term research experiments, and making a reputation in the Cariboo as a thoughtful forester, quite prepared to challenge prevailing views about forest practices. In addition to maintaining the financial viability of the research forest th...rough good economic times and bad, Ken demonstrated how BC’s interior forests can be managed to reduce wildfire and beetle hazards, has demonstrated the integration of mule deer winter range, timber production, fuel management and grassland restoration, and has contributed to the development of community forestry in BC. His vision for AFRF and the long term replicated silviculture system installations have made AFRF an outstanding classroom and laboratory.

For his contributions to the profession of forestry in BC, Ken was awarded the Distinguished Forest Professional award by the ABCFP in 2008, and for his work with students and academia, the UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence in 2014.

All the best Ken!

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A recent UBC study shows how climate change is affecting the size of organisms – even ones as small as beetles.

Some of B.C.’s beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer, according to new UBC research. The study provides evidence that climate change is affecting the size of organisms.

"We have the most diverse team I’ve ever seen" - team organizer of the UBC Thunderjacks. Half of the competitors at the Great Canadian Classic were female.

The competition the Thunderjacks hosted on Saturday — the Great Canadian Classic — provided an opportunity for novice and experienced competitors to show-off their skills.

Jennifer Hong is studying Forest Sciences at UBC to explore how closer connections with nature can improve our wellbeing.
For a better BC.

Jennifer Hong - For a better BC