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Faculty Development and Alumni

Emma Z Tully BA Director, Development 604.822.8716

Deepti Mathew Iype BA, MSc Officer, Development 604.822.0898

Janna Kellett BA Coordinator, Development 604.827.3082

Caely-Ann McNabb BA Manager, Alumni Relations 604.822.8787

After a year of transition and rebuilding in 2011-2012 the Development & Alumni team made great strides in 2012-2013 with a record year. Change is a constant so there was of course a bit of that too. The Faculty’s 2012-2013 fundraising goal was $1.8M and we set ourselves a target of having 900 alumni connect back with the Faculty over the course of the year. We are pleased to report back that a record $3.3M was raised and 977 alumni engaged in the life of the Faculty over the year. Through the generosity and commitment of our alumni and donors we are now 75% towards the Faculty’s Start an Evolution campaign goal of raising $22M and 70% towards our goal of more than doubling the number of alumni engaged in the Faculty on an annual basis. See or http://getinvolved. for more details. On the personnel front, Caely-Ann McNabb completed her one year term with us as Alumni Relations Manager and Jenna McCann decided to spend more time with her family following her maternity leave. Therefore on March 4th, 2013, Janna Kellett, Development Coordinator, transitioned to the Alumni Relations position. Effective April 1st, 2013 Debbie McPherson will join the team as the new Development Coordinator. Thank you to CaelyAnn and Jenna for their service to the Faculty. Congratulations to Janna and welcome to Debbie.

HIGHLIGHTS IN 2012 – 13 Development

• Dr Peter Bentley and his family made a lead gift towards the building of a new dining and meeting facility at the Loon Lake Research and Education Centre at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. A private foundation and the Koerner Foundation confirmed their support for this project also, resulting in $2M of the $3M goal being raised. • On the international front, the Faculty made its first Development trip to India to meet with major Indian corporations with an interest in supporting forestry and environmental causes. Dean Innes also visited China to continue building the Faculty’s relationships with government, alumni and organizations.

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• Several projects were supported by a private foundation including: –– Three graduate students had an opportunity to have handson work experience through an Internship Program for 4 months at the Faculty’s Research Forests. –– Six undergraduate students were supported to work at the Faculty’s Research Forests under co-op placements for 4 months. –– Three groups of Forestry undergraduate students in the Forestry 424 – Sustainable Forest Management course were funded to visit and conduct studies at 3 community forests. In addition, for the first time funding was available to place students in communities over the summer to work with them to advance their community forest plans. • Three-years of funding were received to enable the Faculty to continue with its Community Extension Program led by Ken Day, Manager, Alex Fraser Research Forest. This will enable Ken to visit communities throughout BC to share best practices in forest management. • The Vancouver Foundation and the Neptis Foundation provided support to Dr. Stephen Shepherd’s group in the Centre for Advanced Landscape Planning. • Paul Heller renewed his commitment to student fellowship support just shy of his 100th birthday. Sadly, Mr. Heller passed away later in the year; however his legacy will live on in the Faculty and current students will continue to benefit from his generosity.


• The Alumni and Friends BBQ at Loon Lake was held on April 26, 2012 in conjunction with the annual undergraduate Spring Camp. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the forest with stops to hear about what the students were learning and to hear about Prof. John Richardson’s riparian research work. A reception hosted by the Dean and a barbeque dinner followed.

UBC Forestry Annual Report 2012  
UBC Forestry Annual Report 2012  

The Faculty of Forestry Annual Report for 2012.