News and Events

March 4, 2014

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. […]
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March 3, 2014

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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February 3, 2014

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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January 30, 2014


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 […]
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January 13, 2014

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 […]
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December 11, 2013

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 […]
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November 4, 2013

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 […]
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