Welcome to the School of Forestry

The School of Forestry at Canterbury is the only university department in New Zealand to offer professional forestry degree programmes.

Charity network will grow with increased promotion

10 June 2014 A group of University of Canterbury students are keen to make Cantabrians fitter, not fatter, by helping a charity organisation. (read article)

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Forestry: How to apply

How to Apply

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‘I really like the diversity of areas I will be able to work in when I graduate...’

Jordan Kirk Studying towards a BE(Hons) in Forest Engineering
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First Year Fees Scholarships

Applications are open now for Fees Scholarships for students studying at UC in an undergraduate degree for the first time in 2015. The first closing date for applications is 15th August for Emerging Leader Scholarships. Application forms and information on scholarships for First Year Forestry Science are also available now. If you have achieved Merit or Excellence in Years 12 and 13, you will be eligible for an award without having to apply.

Workshop on Commercial Application of IR Spectroscopies to Solid Wood

Proceedings from the workshop "Commercial Application of IR Spectroscopies to Solid Wood", held on 11 June 2013 are now available. The workshop explored the issues that need to be covered before we can expect Near Infrared spectroscopy (NIR) to be taken up more widely by the forest industry. While the issues are general, those organising the workshop had a specific interest in addressing local issues and uncertainties.You are invited to download an electronic copy of the workshop, (pdf. 1.19 MB).

School of Forestry Office Locations

The main office for the School of Forestry can be found on the 2nd Floor of theForestry building (north wing), along from the entrances to F3 lecture theatre. The School Coordinator can be found in Room 217 with other academic staff in offices along this wing. The south lab/teaching block for the School has been closed for strengthening and remediation. Staff and students have been relocated to Level 3 of the Rutherford Building (south wing). Please refer to the School's People page for staff locations.

Opportunities for Bushfire Research in New Zealand

The Bushfire CRC is offering two postgraduate scholarships (PDF, 210KB) at the University of Canterbury, in collaboration with the Scion Bushfire Research Group. Applications are invited from students interested in undertaking Masters studies with backgrounds in environmental and natural resource science, geography, social science, economics or engineering.

The Graham Whyte Fund

A fund established in memory of the late Dr Graham Whyte (pdf, 254KB)