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Undergraduate Students

Programs of Study Peter Marshall BScF, MScF, PhD, RPF Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies 604.822.4918 peter.marshall@ubc.ca

Sally Aitken BSF (Hons), MSc, PhD Director, Forest Sciences Program 604.822.6020 sally.aitken@ubc.ca

Simon Ellis BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Director, Wood Products Processing Program 604.822.3551 simon.ellis@ubc.ca

Dennis Bendickson BSF, RPF Director, Forest Operations Major 604.822.5932 dennis.bendickson@ubc.ca

Scott Hinch BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD Director, Natural Resources Conservation Program 604.822.9377 scott.hinch@ubc.ca

Bachelor of Science in Forestry BSF This degree integrates science and technology to advance the understanding and practice of sustainable forest management. It enables students to become Registered Professional Foresters. Major in Forest Resources Management: This major focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of forest resources and the management of forested ecosystems. Students learn about the unique characteristics of each resource, their interactions, and the management of forests to yield a variety of desirable products in the context of ecological, social, and economic objectives. Specializations are offered in International Forestry and Community and Aboriginal Forestry. Major in Forest Operations: This major focuses on the engineering, planning, development, harvesting, and management of forest lands. It is designed to develop professionals who understand both environmental and social objectives and who can provide the link between the growing forest and its products. Students can add courses to create eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer. A Minor in Commerce is offered through the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Forest Sciences

BSc (Forest Sciences) This program develops individuals who can conduct research in forested ecosystems, and are well prepared for graduate studies. Students gain a strong foundation in the basic biological and environmental sciences, with emphasis on the interacting components and functions of forests. Areas of concentration include forest ecology, forest entomology or pathology, forest fire science, forest genetics or biotechnology, forest hydrology and aquatic sciences, forest soils, tree physiology, silviculture, conservation biology, or wildlife ecology. A 4-year International Forestry Specialization is also available.

Wood Products Processing BSc (Wood Products Processing)

This program is a fusion of science, engineering and business. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of wood science, advanced manufacturing and business operations, and can choose to complement their degree with a Minor in Commerce

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John Nelson BSF, MBA, PhD, RPF Director, Forest Resources Management Major 604.822.3902 john.nelson@ubc.ca

through the UBC Sauder School of Business. This program was developed in response to the need for university graduates qualified to become leaders in the wood products manufacturing sector. Graduates are always in demand and enjoy diverse career opportunities with the highest average salary compared to other UBC undergraduate degrees.

Natural Resources Conservation BSc (Natural Resources Conservation)

This trans-disciplinary program provides students with a solid foundation in the function, process, and structure of natural ecosystems, with an appreciation for the political, legal, and socioeconomic contexts of conservation and management strategies. The development of communication and problem-solving skills, teamwork, and leadership is emphasized. Students select a major at the end of second year: Major in Science and Management: Students obtain a working knowledge of conservation science and management. A notable feature is the fourth year capstone field school which integrates field and classroom instruction throughout the fall term. Students can readily pursue Registered Professional Biologist or Forester status through this major. Major in Global Perspectives: Students obtain broad knowledge on a range of resource systems. International study is a requirement. A notable feature is the capstone modeling course involving a comprehensive assessment of policy, management, and resource sustainability in developing countries.

ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2012 – 13 Implemented a new in-house Forestry Communications course to replace 3 credits of the first year English requirement. This pilot course was offered to some of the students in the Wood Products Processing Program.

PLANS FOR 2013 – 14 • We will continue to explore the concept of a “Forest Sciences Honours Program” with entry after completion of second year. • Implement multiple sections of the Forestry Communications course to allow more students from all of the programs offered by the Faculty to have the opportunity to benefit from it.

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.