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.


Profiles

Vlad Stimbu

Vlad graduated from the UBC Faculty of Forestry's Forest Resources Management Bachelor of Science program. Following this, he was offered the opportunity to attend the University of Freiburg in Germany with the TRANSFOR-M program.

Robyn Hooper

Robyn graduated from the Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor of Science program with a specialization in Global Perspectives from UBC. After this, she spent a year at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Upsalla through the TRANSFOR-M program and has done research comparing forest management and climate change adaptation between forests in Sweden and British Columbia.

Miriam Isaac-Renton

Miriam graduated from the Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor of Science program from UBC's Faculty of Forestry and is now participating in the TRANSFOR-M program where she spent a year at the University of Freiburg, in Germany.

Christian David

Christian is more interested in the international exposure and interdisciplinary work than typical research-based masters. Christian is participating in the TRANSFOR-Masters program where he spent one year at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden.