Gregory Paradis

Researcher

Dr. Gregory Paradis is Assistant Professor of Forest Management in the Department of Forest Resources Management (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). His research spans a wide range of forest management problems, with a common thread being the application of operations research (OR) methods to formulate and solve mathematical programming representations of complex decision problems. He uses a systems approach to modelling interactions between ecosystems, industrial supply chains, governments, and society. His research interests lie at the intersection of forest science, forest economics, forest and industrial engineering, data science, computer science, and operations research.

He obtained his PhD in Forest Science at Université Laval, where he also spent a year working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Paradis also worked for four years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Research Associate fellow in the Faculty of Forestry at UBC. He has a B.Sc.Eng. Forest Engineering and a M.Sc. Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.

In addition to his academic credentials, Gregory has over two decades of professional experience working with the forest sector. He maintains Registered Professional Forester (RPF) and Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designations, provides expert consultant services to institutional and private-sector clients in Canada and abroad.