Sustainable solutions for a healthy planet

We’re on the verge of a bioproduct revolution — new and innovative products offer potential commercial benefits while conserving resources and reducing waste. What challenges and opportunities will industries like food processing, pulp and paper, or bioenergy face in adopting these next-generation materials and consumer products? How can businesses best leverage these opportunities in pursuing their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals? In this webinar, hear an expert panel discuss current industry trends and how we, including UBC research and innovation, can promote a more robust circular bioeconomy.

Presented by alumni UBC in partnership with the UBC Faculty of Applied Science and the UBC Sauder School of Business.

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James Olson, BSc’89, BASc’91, PhD’96 — Dean, UBC Faculty of Applied Science; Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UBC Faculty of Applied Science


Orlando Rojas — Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Bioproducts, UBC Faculty of Applied Science; Scientific Director, UBC Bioproducts Institute


Dodie Hung — Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, Lee Kum Kee International Holdings 

  • Dodie Hung brings his experience working in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, government, media relations, and corporate social responsibility.

Ross Li, BASc’97 — Executive Director, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. 

  • Ross Li shares his experience in global procurement, recycling, and supply chains

Alex Tam, BCom’92 — Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CIBC Capital Markets; Chairman of the Board, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

  • Alex Tam discusses opportunities to partner with corporations, governments, and institutions to access capital and expand operations.

Heather Trajano, PhD, PEng — Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBC Faculty of Applied Science 

  • Dr. Heather Trajano, recognized in Pulp & Paper Canada’s Top 10 Under 40, discusses her efforts in energy reduction, biomass valorization, and industry-university interactions.

Recorded November 30, 2023.