Expanding Our Roots
News from UBC's Faculty of Forestry
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to welcome three new recruiters!
They are: Joanna Mackie, a recruiter in the Centre for Advanced
Wood Processing, and Samantha Berdej and Lesley Fettes, forestry
admission advisors in the Student Services Centre of the Faculty
Joanna Mackie has a background
in business and policy and has a Masters in Forest Conservation
from the University of Toronto. She is working specifically with
the Wood Products Processing program and began her position last
Samantha Berdej has just finished her Bachelor's
degree in the Faculty's award-winning Natural Resources Conservation
program. She has worked for Parks Canada in the past and will be
specializing in advising prospective students in the Natural Resources
Conservation and Forest Science degree programs.
Lesley Fettes joined the student services team
with Samantha in December. Having finished her degree at UBC in
Forest Resources Management three years ago, Lesley has been working
in silviculture up until this fall. She will be specializing in
advising prospective students interested in the Forest Resources
Management and Forest Operations degree programs.
For general information on the degree programs UBC Faculty
of Forestry has to offer, or for information on our recruiting
program, contact Samantha Berdej or Lesley Fettes at [email protected],
or toll free at 1-888-933-9663.
For information on the Wood Products Processing Program,
you can contact Joanna at [email protected] or
toll free at 1-877-466-9663.
UBC Forestry Faculty Hosts "Forestry 101" for
Teacher Pro D
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is hosting
a Professional Development Day for secondary science teachers on
Friday, April 28, 2006. The
workshop will run from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm and is free of charge,
with refreshments and lunch provided.
Entitled "Forestry-Science Made Practical", the
day will include 'Forestry 101', a general presentation on forests,
ecology, current events in BC forestry (forest fires, mountain
pine beetle), use of wood products and a discussion on careers
and the educational opportunities available in the Faculty of Forestry
at UBC. There
will be two workshops led by faculty members linking secondary
school learning outcomes with forestry examples. The day
will end in nearby Pacific Spirit Park, with a faculty member
leading the group on a walk through the coastal rainforest. If
you are interested, or would like more information, contact Lesley
Fettes at 604-827-5195 or by email at [email protected].
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