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Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is globally-recognised for its award-winning educational programs, research, and initiatives

At the Faculty of Forestry, our students receive inspiring and cutting-edge education from top forestry experts in a broad array of disciplines that prepare them to become global citizens and future leaders in their chosen careers. Our faculty conduct research that addresses the grand challenges of our time. For this, they receive some of the most prestigious awards on the planet. Our warm and diverse community learns, researches, and works inside the beautiful Forest Sciences Centre in Vancouver, Canada, in our research forests throughout the province, on Haida Gwaii, and in numerous locations around the world. Together we are passionate about supporting the health and well-being of our planet’s forested ecosystems.

Departments at the Faculty of Forestry

The Faculty of Forestry is comprised of three departments: Forest Resources Management, Forest and Conservation Sciences, and Wood Sciences. Each department offers a variety of inspiring undergraduate and graduate programs across a broad range of fields. A comprehensive selection of Undergraduate majors, minors, and specializations, along with amazing Graduate and Doctoral opportunities, allow students to thrive and innovate, as they learn, discover, and grow within their chosen discipline. From hands-on experience to invaluable knowledge, to incomparable research facilities, The Faculty of Forestry provides students with the high-quality education expected of UBC, paving the way for an exciting career ahead.

The Department of Forest Resources Management

The Department of Forest Resources Management is an international research hub led by a collaboration of the best minds in forestry science and education. Our student community is supported by an exceptional team of staff, faculty, and expert minds, laying the foundation for the foresters of the future. Through interdisciplinary learning and hands-on experience, students build a strong knowledge-base and gain the practical and technical skills necessary to design a balanced and sustainable future in forest management. Our department actively engages with indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad, in their stewardship of forest lands. We foster public understanding of, and actively promote sustainable approaches to, regional and global natural resource and conservation challenges.

The Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences

Balancing different values is inherent to the management of forests. The Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum that allows for an in-depth look at various forest values. Our two programs provide students with an outstanding education through comprehensive, science-focused courses and experiential learning in their given major. Forest Sciences provides students with a thorough understanding of forest ecology and ecosystems. Natural Resources Conservation allows students to focus on the protection and management of our planet’s natural resources, within the Science and Management or Global Perspectives discipline. We are proud, as a department, to play a key role in the innovation and advancement of forest research and sustainable forest management.

The Department of Wood Science

The Department of Wood Science offers one of the most exciting and groundbreaking programs across the Faculty of Forestry. A unique combination of science, engineering, and business, our comprehensive program offers in-depth courses, experiential learning, and hands-on training, on top of the necessary scientific principles integral to the study of wood science. Our cutting-edge facilities and technologies, including state-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment, allow for some of the most advanced research, education, and wood processing innovation on the planet. Spearheaded by some of the top experts and leaders in the field, our faculty boasts an amazing team of passionate educators, dedicated to providing students with scholastic support and an exceptional Wood Sciences education.