UNBC builds Wood Innovation Research Lab

February 6, 2017

A Wood Innovation Research Lab is being built by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George to provide students in the Master of Engineering in Wood Design Program more space to work. These students have previously conducted work through the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, which was created by the BC Government to spur research on new uses of wood and encourage new jobs and markets in the industry. “We really needed a much larger lab facility in order for our students to build much larger wood structures to do everything from testing how wood is put together to seismic events to large-scale wood models,” said UNBC President Daniel Weeks, who noted that the program has received international interest. The project received $4.5M in combined federal and provincial funding, and the City of Prince George provided UNBC with the land for the building. CBC | Prince George Citizen | UNBC