Janette Bulkan

Faculty Profile:

Dr. Janette Bulkan

Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management

From Guyana to Vancouver, Dr. Janette Bulkan has built a career on protecting indigenous land rights and access to resources. Her involvement with social issues in forestry began after she noticed more and more chainsaws in indigenous communities in her homeland of Guyana. Janette teaches Indigenous forestry and community forestry in the Department of Forest Resources Management. She sees many similarities between the obstacles faced by indigenous groups from her home country and those faced by Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Read more about Janette’s teaching philosophy in her feature story on UBC’s The Next 100 Years series.