Faculty of Forestry

It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the world’s forests. By supplying wood, mitigating climate change, maintaining biodiversity and contributing to the livelihoods of over two billion people, forests play a critical role in the world’s economies and ecosystems.

But the importance of forests often goes unnoticed, and a major challenge for us is to help people realize the significance of forests and their products. Within the Faculty of Forestry, we undertake critical research, participate in community outreach, and educate graduates and undergraduates to meet this challenge.

As a truly interdisciplinary Faculty, we want to be the nexus for ideas about forests and their goods and services; a place where ideas are turned into actions that benefit forests, the people who depend on forests, and all of humanity.

There are huge opportunities open to us. To find out how you can combine your energy with ours for meaningful change, please contact us today.
 
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Projects and Success Stories:

  • Priority Project

    Forestry Field School

    Forestry Field School

    “Getting hands-on field camp experience helps forestry graduates contribute right away when they come to work in the forest industry, because they already have field skills that are assets to more

    Student Learning

  • Success Story

    John Worrall Awards

    John Worrall Awards

    John Worrall Tree Enthusiast Prize The John Worrall Tree Enthusiast Prize was established by colleagues, friends and students in recognition of the outstanding contribution to teaching, student more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    The Tony Kozak Scholarship in Forest Measurement

    The Tony Kozak Scholarship in Forest Measurement

    The Tony Kozak Scholarship in Forest Measurement was endowed in honour of Dr. Tony Kozak’s contributions to the field of forest mensuration and biometrics. The Tony Kozak Scholarship in Forest more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Documenting and Protecting our Forest Heritage: The BC BigTree Registry

    Documenting and Protecting our Forest Heritage: The BC BigTree Registry

    The BC Big Tree Registry was initiated in 1980 by Randy Stoltman, a young tree-enthusiast who gave one of his first lists of big trees in Stanley Park to the more

  • Special Appeals

    Forestry Silver Ring Ceremony

    Forestry Silver Ring Ceremony

    UBC forestry graduates need your support for the annual Canadian Institute of Forestry Silver Ring Ceremony. more

  • Special Appeals

    Hamish Kimmins Scholarship in Forest Ecosystem Studies

    Hamish Kimmins Scholarship in Forest Ecosystem Studies

    The UBC Faculty of Forestry invites donations to support the new Hamish Kimmins Scholarship in Forest Ecosystem Studies, in honour of Dr. Kimmins’ outstanding career. more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Dean of Forestry Scholarship Fund

    Dean of Forestry Scholarship Fund

    Our alumni and friends have helped to raise an endowment for the Dean of Forestry Scholarship Fund. more

    Student Learning

  • Priority Project

    Loon Lake Redevelopment

    Loon Lake Redevelopment

    Continuing contributions from our alumni and friends will help to finalize the upgrades to existing structures and fund ongoing operation and maintenance of Loon Lake for the enjoyment of generations more

    Community Engagement