UBC Forestry launches Centre for Wildfire Coexistence, receives $5M gift


University of British Columbia Forestry recently launched the Centre for Wildfire Coexistence (CWC), a new initiative that will use innovative research and proactive solutions to revolutionize wildfire coexistence. Supported by a $5M gift from the Koerner family, the CWC will undertake cutting-edge research, assess the efficacy of wildfire management strategies, and co-develop solutions for communities at risk. CWC will use multidisciplinary and holistic approaches, prioritizing collaboration and engagement with all key partners. “By actively involving the public, communities, Indigenous leaders, all levels of government, and non-governmental organizations in our research and initiatives, we can co-create effective strategies for wildfire coexistence and build more resilient landscapes,” said UBC inaugural Koerner Chair in Wildfire Coexistence Dr Lori Daniels.