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Sustainable Forestry With Warren Spitz

Warren Spitz, CEO & Founder of UCS Forest Group and a Sauder B.Com.alumni, will be speaking about his experience with the company, sustainable forestry and his commitment to female Indigenous business education here at UBC. Please join us for an evening of discussion and networking surrounding topics of natural resource development in Canada.

Warren is currently the Vice-Chair of the Sauder School of Business and the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, in addition to a member of the Sauder Faculty Advisory Board and the Presidents’ Advisory Council at UBC. Warren is a major contributor to the UBC Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education Center, recently launching the Spitz Fellows Program to support Aboriginal women pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at UBC – Sauder.

About UCS Forest Group:
UCS’s story is rooted in one man’s belief that it was time for a different kind of lumber company - one that delivered the service, professionalism and transparency that customers deserve. In 1986, Warren Spitz started UCS Forest Group with a goal of delivering this difference. Through a balanced operating approach, careful planning and an unwavering focus on building strong relationships with customers and suppliers, UCS has grown steadily over the last 30 years. Today, it is North America’s premier distributor and importer of high quality hardwood and softwood lumber, composite panels, plywood, specialty wood and decorative surfaces. When it comes to UCS’s commitment to the environment, actions truly speak louder than words. UCS sources woodworking materials that are FSC® certified, ECC, CARB and LEED compliant, and their products have won several environmental awards. A multiple winner of the Canadian Business “Best Managed Companies Award”, UCS has demonstrated that corporate and environmental sustainability can exist in the Canadian Natural Resource Sector.

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