Dates of existence
March 5, 1959 - December 20, 2015
Dr. Joselito (Lito) Arocena [1956-2015], was a geochemistry professor at UNBC [1994 – 2015], was a founding member of the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC and UNBC’s first Canada Research Chair (2001). He had immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, held a master’s degree from the University of Philippines, a licentiate in soil science from the State University of Ghent and a doctorate in soil genesis and classification from the University of Alberta. Dr. Arocena collaborated internationally with universities in Spain, France and China and held an adjunct professorship with Wenzhou University in China.
As of December 2014, he had authored 105 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, 56 of which held the names of NRESi as co-authors.
1988-1994: University of Alberta, Edmonton
1994-2015: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George
Functions, occupations and activities
Professor, University of Northern British Columbia (1994-2015)
PhD Dissertation: Microstructures of Selected Podzolic Soils from Alberta - Genesis and mineral transformation (University of Alberta, 1991)