Province Invests In New Research Chair For UNBC

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
Province Invests In New Research Chair For UNBC

With $2.25 million in provincial funding, the University of Northern British Columbia has a new Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering Research Chair to drive innovative wood design and bolster its master of integrated wood design program. Thomas Tannert, an expert in timber engineering design, comes to UNBC from the University of British Columbia, where he was the associate chair in wood building design and construction. He will establish an interdisciplinary research program at UNBC, building capacity to design and deliver innovative and sustainable hybrid engineering solutions. The Province is committed to continuing to build a strong research environment and growing local talent through the #BCTECH Strategy. The #BCTECH Strategy is a key component of the BC Jobs Plan to support the growth of B.C.’s vibrant technology sector and strengthen British Columbia’s diverse innovation economy.
“This investment in a Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering Research Chair will advance our institution’s goals in the research and natural resources areas,” says Dr. Daniel Weeks, President of UNBC. “Maximizing the use of local materials and knowledge when building tall wood structures strengthens regional community development, as well as the sustainability of the forestry industry.”

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