UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest manager retiring after three decades
By Monika Lamb-Yorski
Ken Day has been with the research forest in the Williams Lake area since its inception in 1986! After 31 years at the helm, Ken Day is passing over the reins of his role as manager of the UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest. Day’s last day is Feb. 16 and Stephanie Ewen, who has been easing into the role while learning from him, will take over. “A big part of the manager’s role is the administrative aspects — budgeting and financial accountability and managing a small staff — but beyond that the manager’s job is to make sure we have effective relationships with all those different spheres that we work in,” said Day. …Day was with the research forest since its inception and said it was born out of an economic development commissioned by the Cariboo Regional District in the mid 1980s.