Call for Posters & Oral Presentations


The Future Forestry Leaders symposium (FFLS) is a networking event hosted by the UBC Faculty of Forestry which focuses on connecting professionals working in the forest and environment sectors with students who are researching forest-related issues. The event will include a networking night, a symposium centered on current research presented by students and the annual Leslie L. Schaffer Lecture in Forest Sciences.

Who Should Apply

All graduate students registered at any post-secondary institution in the province of British Columbia or who are registered at the University of Washington are encouraged to give an oral or poster presentation. Undergraduate and diploma students in their final year of study at eligible institutions are also encouraged to apply. Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following three broad categories:

  • Forests and Environment
  • Forest Products and Technology
  • Forest Markets and Policy

Monetary prizes will be awarded for the best poster and oral presentations.

Several presentations may also be selected for publication in a special issue of The Forestry Chronicle. As the official journal of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, The Forestry Chronicle is recognized throughout Canada and the world as a bridge between the professional and scientific management of forests and forest practitioners.

If you would like to volunteer or attend the conference but are not prepared to give an oral or poster presentation, please fill out the application form.


Abstracts (see page 3) and completed application forms (see page 4) should be submitted by e-mail to no later than December 6, 2013. Please include “FFLS” in the subject line.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 20, 2013 to the successful applicants.

In preparation for the event, the PowerPoint presentations and draft posters must be submitted for review no later than January 31, 2014.

How to Apply

Download the application package for complete details and application form.