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.
“Field school was an incredible experience,” says Corbin Manson, a forestry student who recently took part in the placement. “While I feel fortunate to have taken part, I wish that I could do it again! The opportunity to learn and work in a real-world context while exploring BC’s beautiful and diverse ecosystems has made a big difference to my education.”
Moved by words her grandmother spoke when she was eight years old, Seraphine Munroe has taken forest stewardship seriously on behalf of her indigenous community. Forging an interdisciplinary path to more
The Faculty of Forestry is a passionate advocate for enriched educational experiences for our students. We truly believe that students have the most impactful and complete educational experience when more
Having recently lived through the worst wildfire season on record in BC, Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz is the first to acknowledge that promoting the benefits of fire in the province’s interior forests is a hard sell. BC foresters have worked diligently – and often successfully – in the last century to suppress fire, to prevent its outbreak […]
Are you wondering how you can do your part to help reduce climate change? UBC researchers have created the Citizen’s Coolkit filled with evidence-based, practical ways for you to make changes to your home, your yard and your neighbourhood that will make a difference!