Appointment of the new Dean of the Faculty of Forestry
A message from Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver It is my pleasure to announce that the Board of Governors has accepted the President’s recommendation to appoint Dr. Robert Kozak as the new Dean of the Faculty of Forestry for a five-year term, commencing September 1, 2021. Dr. Kozak is a professor in the Department of Wood Science at the UBC Faculty of Forestry, where he has been serving as Associate Dean, Academic since July 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as Head of the Department of Wood Science for five years. Dr. Kozak received a BSc in Forestry and a PhD in Forest Products Utilization, both from UBC, and will be conferred a Doctor of Agriculture and Forestry honoris causa from the University of Helsinki this year. He has received several awards and distinctions, including the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Scientific Achievement Award, and the UBC Killam Teaching Prize on two occasions.
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