News and Events

October 31, 2013

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 […]
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October 29, 2013

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 […]
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October 21, 2013

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 […]
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September 23, 2013

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 […]
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September 19, 2013

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, […]
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September 11, 2013

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 […]
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September 3, 2013

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 […]
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August 28, 2013

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 […]
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July 12, 2013

Dr. John R. Grace is appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada

Dr. John R. Grace, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Faculty Associate at the Pulp and Paper Centre, has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The award was announced by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and awarded for Dr. Grace’s contributions […]
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July 11, 2013

2013 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements Program Results are Announced

NSERC has announced the 2013 competition results for the Discover Accelerator Supplements (DAS) Program. $15 million was awarded to 125 applicants, including Dr. James Olson, Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre. Receiving the additional resources speaks to the importance and innovative work being conducted by Dr. Olson titled “Towards an Engineering Design Tool for […]
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