The symposium will be held downtown at the East Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Vancouver Convention Centre East
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

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About the UBC chapter of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA-UBC)

The UBC chapter of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA)  was established in 2011 by passionate and inspired UBC students who had attended the 39th IFSS (International Forestry Students’ Symposium) in Finland.

IFSA-UBC also organizes community events and activities that highlight international and local forestry concerns and we collaborate with the rest of the Faculty of Forestry to promote a greater sense of community. Such events and activities include foraging trips, panelist discussions about the annual COP conferences, writing contests and much more! Further, every year, IFSA-UBC sends delegates to IFSS and organizes regional IFSA meetings with other local North American committees.

About the Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA)

The Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) represents all graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Forestry and the University of British Columbia. All Forestry graduate students are automatically members of the FGSA. We are a diverse group of students from all around the world that have been brought together by our love of forests.

About the Faculty of Forestry

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is one of the world’s leading forestry schools, offering a range of programs related to the science, art and practice of managing diverse ecosystems and landscapes, and the products and services that they generate. Our programs are intended to meet the growing demand for experts in conservation, forest sciences, forest management and wood sciences. Learn more on the Faculty of Forestry’s website.

About UBC

UBC is one of Canada’s leading research universities and the Point Grey campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular location that is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. Learn more about UBC and its campuses.

About Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, is two cities rolled into one with interests for one and all. For an outdoor lover, this western Canadian city is a nature paradise, with miles of scenic hiking and bike trails that sweep along the Strait of Georgia, the tree-lined waterway that connects Vancouver with the Pacific Ocean. For urbanites, Vancouver is a sophisticated destination, with thriving immigrant enclaves, an ever-expanding restaurant scene, quirky neighborhoods, distinctive shops and lively bars that party all night. Part of the fun is weaving your way through Vancouver’s two sides, and realizing that’s why the city ranks as one of the world’s most livable places. Visit Tourism BC to find out more about Vancouver.


Cypress Mountain Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Cypress Mountain
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Anthropology Museum @ UBC Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Museum of Anthropology @ UBC
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Downtown Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

Vancouver Downtown
Photo by: Tourism Vancouver

UBC Aerial

UBC Aerial

Forest Sciences Centre Walkway

Forest Sciences Centre Walkway