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Centre for Advanced Wood Processing

Research CAWP’s role under an integrated structure within the Department of Wood Science is to act as a conduit between the industry and academic communities in order to ensure that applied research activities within the department and CAWP fully reflect industry needs. CAWP is active in helping industry find solutions to current competitive challenges by linking them with researchers who may be able to provide avenues for change. Several faculty members of the Department of Wood Science receive funding for research projects through the Wood First initiative. These projects cover themes such as timber structures and connector systems, weathering and durability of wood elements for exterior applications, and hybrid timber-steel building systems.

PLANS FOR 2013 – 14 • Increase industry support for CAWP through our industry partnership program. • Offer new training and technical assistance utilizing a new Hundegger ROBOT Drive CNC beam processing machine. • Increase technical support activities delivered to manufacturing companies and industrial designers through the Wood First initiative. • Offer a new management skills training module on Green Marketing. • Carry out a capacity-building project on agroforestry and wood processing in Lesotho. • Leverage existing curricula and educational technologies to offer innovative new training programs in response to industry needs. • Organise a Holzbau Canada conference on timber construction, including a technical tour for visiting European delegates.

Centre Associates Avramidis, Stavros UBC Barrett, David UBC Consultant, Canada

Bell, Barbara Blyt, Christian

Emily Carr University

Breuil, Colette UBC Cohen, David UBC Dai, Chunping

FP Innovations

Ellis, Simon UBC Evans, Philip UBC Consultant, Canada

Gmeiner, Sepp

Hartley, Ian UNBC Köster, Heinz

FH Rosenheim, Germany

Kozak, Robert UBC Lam, Frank UBC Mansfield, Shawn UBC McFarlane, Paul UBC Meincken, Martina

Stellenbosch Univ, South Africa

Morris, Paul Forintek Mortimer, John

Stellenbosch Univ, S Africa

Romilly, Douglas UBC Ruddick, John UBC Rypstra, Tim

Stellenbosch Univ, S Africa

Schajer, Gary UBC Scholte, David

Consultant, Canada

Smith, Greg UBC Consultant, Canada

Starling, Norm


Tannert, Thomas

Yellowly, Ian UBC

Centre for Advanced Wood Processing Forest Sciences Centre 2900-2424 Main Mall Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Phone: 604.822.6448 Fax: 604.822.9159

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UBC Forestry Annual Report 2012  

The Faculty of Forestry Annual Report for 2012.

UBC Forestry Annual Report 2012  

The Faculty of Forestry Annual Report for 2012.