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University of British Columbia

The Department of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia is the largest Department in Canada offering wood science and forest products education. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees that equip students for challenging careers in the Canadian forest products industries. Faculty members are engaged in extensive research programs ranging from the fundamental to applied industry-specific problem solving in the following areas; forest products marketing, business management, systems analysis and performance assessment; wood anatomy and resource characterization; wood chemistry and biotechnology; wood composites; wood physics and drying; wood products engineering and mechanics; and wood protection. Through the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, the Department has notable strengths in the field of value-added wood processing including tool design and machining, wood finishing and environmental facilities management.

For more information, contact Professor Stavros Avramidis at stravos.avramidis@ubc.ca