About Tyler O'Farrell
Tyler O’Farrell grew up in Kelowna, where he was an arborist, before coming to UBC to study forestry.
Well-liked and well-respected by those in the UBC community and beyond, Tyler brought joy to the hearts of many. He was passionate about life, his family and friends.
Fellow students remember him for his warm smile, engaging personality, strong work ethic, and enormous promise and potential, as well as for his love of nature and being outdoors.
Tyler was killed in a tragic accident on August 24, 2008, just a few months after graduating. He was 28 years old.
A memorial prize has been established in Tyler’s name. A trail at UBC’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest has also been named after him.
The impact of your support
Tyler was passionate about his chosen profession of forestry and loved to be surrounded by nature. To honour his legacy, the Tyler O’Farrell Memorial Prize in Sustainable Forest Management has been established at UBC. This award is given to the top forestry student in Sustainable Forest Management (FRST 454) each year.
By making a gift to the Tyler O’Farrell Memorial Prize in Sustainable Forest Management, you will be honouring Tyler’s memory, helping other students with a similar passion for forestry as Tyler, and supporting the future of the industry to which Tyler hoped to devote his life.
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