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UBC Faculty of Forestry Introduces New Major
Tristan Banwell, Forestry Admissions Advisor

The Faculty of Forestry at UBC is pleased to announce a new major within the Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation.  The new Global Perspectives Major will compliment the existing major in Science and Management, allowing students to broaden the scope of their education beyond BC and the Pacific Northwest.

Global Perspectives student, Tristan Banwell, on a field course in Tanzania.

The Global Perspectives major focuses on the conservation and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, policy formation and planning within a global context.  Two notable features of this major are the international education that students receive through either a study abroad period or an intensive international    field school or related experience, and the global issues capstone course, which uses international case studies and modelling approaches to explore the effects of decision-making on resource sustainability. Compared to the Science and Management Major, the Global Perspectives Major examines additional resource systems, has more emphasis on international policy and planning, and requires mandatory international experience.

Forestry Scholarship Offered to UBC-Okanagan Students
The Association of BC Forest Professionals has established an exciting new scholarship for students from the Southern Interior of B.C.  An award of $2,400 is to be awarded annually to a student from the area that has attended UBC-Okanagan for at least one year and will be transferring to UBC-Vancouver to study in the Forest Resources Management program.  Students are automatically assessed for this award, so keep an eye on your bank account if you fit the description!

For more information, see www.ubc.ca or www.abcfp.ca (Entering the Profession)

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