UBC Earns Japan Wood Research Society Award
The Japan Wood Research Society held its 67th annual meeting from March 17th to 19th in Fukuoka City, Kyushu. On the 18th, the Society presented an award to Frank Lam and Yuan Li from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. The award was presented for the article “Low cycle fatigue tests and damage accumulation models on the rolling shear strength of cross-laminated timber” that Dr. Lam and Dr. Li wrote for the Journal of Wood Science, one of the Journals published by the Society. The Society gives awards to superior research works on wood sciences and technologies. This year, 15 researchers earned the awards. Among them, UBC was the only overseas recipient. COFI participated in this AGM, where the outcome of FY2016 Canada Wood market access projects were orally presented. Okabe-san of Centre for Better Living made the presentation on Midply buckling properties. Shawn Lawlor and Hidehiko Fumoto were the part of the abstract co-authors. The Japan Wood Research Society was founded in 1955 and has about 2400 members including more than 100 from overseas.