News and Events

PPC’s Monthly Review – newsletter

The Pulp and Paper Centre will now publish a monthly newsletter – PPC’s Monthly Review – in an effort to recognize the hard work and achievements of our faculty, students and staff, to announce upcoming events, and share updates that matter to all of us. Please enjoy our first issue here: January To submit items, […]

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ORIGAMI ENGINEERING – THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SELF-FOLDING PAPER As non-renewable resources diminish and landfills fill with plastics, we increasingly need new, sustainable materials for product designs. Enter 3-D paper. “Rather than using a non-recyclable material such as plastics, 3-D paper may be the new material best suited to produce resilient objects, such as […]

PPC Faculty Associates awarded over $5M from NSERC

University of British Columbia research in areas such as wearable electronics, fish ecology and oil spills received a $9 million boost through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The funding was announced on January 9th by Greg Rickford, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with UBC President Stephen Toope, Vice […]

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, […]