What is TRANSFOR-M?
The Transatlantic Forestry Master dual-degree program (TRANSFOR-M) is a 2-year program leading to a European and a Canadian master’s degree in forestry and environmental management. This program was introduced in September, 2011, with 44 students – 24 from Canadian and 20 from European universities. TRANSFOR-M is funded by the European Commission and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. This program is a consortium that comprises 3 Canadian and 4 European universities: University of British Columbia, University of New Brunswick, University of Alberta, Albert-Ludwigs-University (Freiburg, Germany), Bangor University (Wales), University of Eastern Finland, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In August 2012, our European partners organized a 3-week field course covering Wales, Germany, Sweden and Finland. This provided students with excellent opportunities to compare forest policies and management practices in each country.