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UBC WOOD PRODUCTS PROCESSING PROGRAM

10 TH ANNIVERSARY-Celebrating the Past, Present and Future

Celebrations to commemorate 10 years of the Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing were held on April 28, 2006 at the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing. Over 100 guests from across Canada attended, representing alumni, industry, government, faculty, staff and students.

Attendance reflected the ongoing commitment and interest in the program. Alumni from each graduating class attended along with co-op employers, past and present. Representatives from local high schools also joined the celebrations. Students hosted guests and gave tours of the Forest Sciences Centre. Guests observed presentations and demonstrations in the $2 million wood products manufacturing facility, and enjoyed a barbeque celebration.

The program is a fusion of science, engineering and business that prepares graduates for careers in the wood products sector and related fields. Students gain a solid understanding of wood as they explore business and advanced manufacturing operations. They can also choose to complement their science degree with a Minor in Commerce.  Co-op is another exciting option that integrates career-related experience into their academic studies.

Accomplishments of this award-winning program include: 8 graduating classes, 116 alumni and 518 co-op placements. There are currently 105 enrolled students and the demand for co-op students and graduates is strong. Graduates are highly sought after by employers for entry-level management positions with excellent starting salaries and opportunities for advancement.

 

 

For information contact:

Dr. Simon Ellis, Program Director & Associate Professor
Department of Wood Science, University of British Columbia
Phone: (604) 822-3551 Fax: (604) 822-9159
Email: [email protected] Web site: www.wood.ubc.ca

 

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