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3D Holiday Cards

The Pulp and Paper Centre got a little creative with our Holiday cards this year. We sent our friends and colleagues snowflake designs on regular 2D paper and provided simple instructions to turn them into 3D decorations. “How” you ask? It’s simple – using a unique and novel method developed at the Pulp and Paper […]

The 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Symposium – A personal recollection

When Ata Sina, Pulp and Paper Centre researcher heard about a competition with the prize being a seat at the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation ceremony and symposium in Sweden, he enthusiastically put together his application that included two abstracts and sent it off to be judged. He was shortlisted and invited to a webinar where he […]

PPC researcher awarded first place at Research Day poster competition

On October 9, 2013, the Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Graduate Students Association hosted a successful, inaugural all-day event that aimed to foster dialogue and future collaborations between students and industry. With a focus on ‘Energy, Water & Sustainability,’ Research Day’s student participants competed in a contest that sought to recognize the best research poster […]

FPInnovations grants fellowship to UBC professor developing bio-economy strategy for BC

Media Release | October 28, 2013 FPInnovations has awarded the FPInnovations Professorship in Pulp and Paper Engineering to Professor James Olson, director of the Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) at the University of British Columbia, for his leadership in helping to position British Columbia’s pulp and paper sector to prosper in the emerging bio-economy. Olson […]

Applied Science hosting Pumpkin Carving Contest

flickr.com/photos.freeflower All are invited to the APSC Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest being held on Tuesday, October 29th at Noon in Kaiser 2020 as part of the continuing efforts to support the United Way. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate, judge or spectate. A brief outline of the contest’s rules follows: • Pumpkins […]

Pulp industry energy research gets $2.7M in funding

Media Release | September 23, 2013 The University of British Columbia’s Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) has received $2.7 million to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions of one of B.C.’s largest industries by 50 per cent before 2020. The grant, funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a consortium […]

Visit to the Zellstoff Celgar kraft pulp mill by PPC researchers

September 19, 2013 By Nici Darychuk, RA and Technician at the Pulp and Paper Centre This September, eleven researchers from the Pulp and Paper Centre took a road trip to the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia. The destination was one of the largest and most modern single line kraft pulp mills in North America, […]

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites PPC researcher to Sweden

September 11, 2013 Pulp and Paper Centre researcher Ata Sina has been selected to attend the Marcus Wallenberg Award Ceremony, Symposium and Session for Young Researchers. He is one of five Canadian students invited to attend the festivities in Sweden. Sina is a MASc student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of […]

Recovery of pulp waste strengthens paper products

In August 2012 Assistant Professor Heather Trajano joined UBC’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and joins the Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC) as a faculty associate. Her research focuses on finding ways to enable chemical and fuel production from biomass in order to meet the growing demand for energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and […]

Canfor Pulp’s President Presents $75,000 Research Award

Media Release | August 28, 2013 Canfor Pulp Products Incorporated is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 award issued under the Canfor Pulp University Grants Program. Dr. Heather Trajano of the University of British Columbia and Dr. Rodger Beatson of the British Columbia Institute of Technology will receive the grant to support their […]