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UBC celebrates Holi

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival marking the beginning of spring. There are several mythological stories related to the origin of the festival, but we know that the festival is celebrated with a variety of colours, water balloons and water guns. Traditionally, natural plant-derived colours such as turmeric, neem and dhak are used with […]

FIBRE Conference, Call for Volunteers

The 2nd FIBRE Conference is coming to UBC on May 12-15, 2014. Behind every great event is a group of dedicated volunteers, it’s not possible to have a conference without this support. FIBRE needs students/post docs to help with the conference in the following areas: liaison persons, student workshops, student poster sessions, the information desk […]

International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. The day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. It was only natural for the PPC to celebrate this important day, so they hosted a one-hour nature walk around Totem Park forest on the UBC campus. […]

UBC Board appoints Dr. Arvind Gupta president and vice chancellor

Media Release | March 12, 2014 A renowned expert in research and innovation policy who has forged close collaborations between universities, civil society and business has been appointed the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Dr. Arvind Gupta is currently chief executive officer and scientific director of Mitacs, a not-for-profit […]

UBC’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition

UBC’s fourth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition has kicked off with a flurry of outstanding presentations as graduate students challenge themselves and each other to inform us about their research in just three minutes. This year more than 80 graduate students have taken on the challenge to participate, have honed their public speaking skills, […]

Job Opportunities at FPInnovations

About FPInnovations FPInnovations is among the world’s largest private, non-profit research centers working in forest research. The organization helps the Canadian forest industry to develop path breaking solutions based on the unique attributes of Canada’s forest resources, favoring a sustainable development approach and taking full advantage of the industry’s considerable scientific, technological and commercial capital. […]

FIBRE Western Canada Workshop

The FIBRE Cross-Country/Cross-Linking Workshops were held over the last several months with a goal of bringing together regional members of FIBRE from all eight networks to enhance FIBRE’s mission to further develop the synergies between networks, which have been fostered over the past year. The Pulp and Paper Centre was lucky enough to help organize […]

Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology

A two-day course sponsored by the Advanced Papermaking Initiative at the University of British Columbia: Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology, APRIL 10-11, 2014 (Registration is limited) Who should attend: This introductory-level course is suitable for current engineering students, including coop, along with recently hired engineers working in BC pulp and paper mills and supporting […]

PAPTAC PaperWeek 2014

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the PAPTAC annual conference of the Canadian pulp and paper industry, PaperWeek 2014. The event brought together key players from pulp and paper mills and head officers, equipment and service suppliers, government, research institutes, universities, consulting firms, utility service providers, and allied industries. The following five PPC researchers […]

Mitacs Elevate Fellowship

Mitacs Elevate supports postdoctoral fellows and Canadian companies and partners to collaborate on cutting-edge research projects and build capacity for the next generation of R&D management leaders. PPC researcher Wisarn Yenjaichon, postdoctoral fellow at Chemical and Biological Engineering, received a two-year Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship of $57,500 per year. He will work on a project […]