In a collaborative effort between researchers at UBC Forestry, BC Ministry of Forests, and the College of the Environment’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, particularly Ivan Eastin, this Thursday kicks off a graduate student research symposium in Vancouver titled “Future Forestry Leaders“. This year is the UN International Year of Forests, and the symposium will focus on the importance of forests for our lives and livelihoods. Check out the program and abstracts for sessions given by researchers from both universities, and other organizations.