Dean, Academic, Faculty of Forestry, UBC
Rob Kozak is a Professor and Associate Dean, Academic at the UBC Faculty of Forestry and the former Head of the Wood Science Department. His current research and teaching interests, as part of the Forests and Communities in Transition Lab, revolve around sustainable business management practices and issues and providing business-based solutions to complex problems related to sustainable development, forestry, wood products, and the emerging conservation economy. Currently, his work focuses on the wellbeing of forest-dependent communities, international development and poverty alleviation strategies, forest certification, corporate social responsibility, and forest sector sustainability and competitiveness. He has published and presented his work widely, and is actively involved in service to the university and the broader academic community. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award in 2014 and is a proud recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize in 2001 and 2014.
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