Bunce, Hubert William Ferdinand, Sr.

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Bunce, Hubert William Ferdinand, Sr.

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1932-2013

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Dr. Hubert William Ferdinand Bunce was a forest researcher active in the Canadian forestry industry for many years. He was born in London, England in 1932 and came to Canada in 1955. He received a Masters of Forestry from UBC in 1960 and a doctorate in forestry from Syracuse University in 1967. In the early years of his career, he worked for CanFor and Columbia Cellulose. In 1972, he joined Reid, Collins & Associates, a Vancouver based forestry consulting company. He worked with Reid Collins for 21 years, during which time was involved in many international and Canadian based projects, including the multi-year project for the aluminum manufacturer Alcan, looking at the effects of emissions from their Kitimat aluminum smelter on the health of surrounding forests. After retiring from Reid Collins in the late 1990s, Hubert worked as part owner of the Blue Mountain Woodlot near Maple Ridge, BC.

Bunce was actively involved with a number of national forestry committees, including the Canadian Forest Inventory Committee (CFIC), the Assessing & Standardising Metrification committee, and the Forest Terminology and Usage committee. He was also involved with the BC Forest History Association, the Association of BC Forest Professionals, and the British Columbia Forestry Association.

Bunce was a Registered Professional Forester (BC), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (GB), and Life Member of the Commonwealth Forestry Association (GB).

He was married (Jill) with three children: Hubert Jr., Christopher and Sarah.

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