When he joined the forestry program in the department of renewable resources at the University of Alberta in 1983, biologist Victor Lieffers says it was easy to spot his students on campus. “Back then the typical forestry student was a young white man from a rural area with a beard, checkered shirt and work boots,” laughs Dr. Lieffers, whose expertise is in forest management. There were lots of them then, too, he adds – as many as 250 undergraduates in the forestry program every year, plus another 50 or so graduate students.
OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, made the following statement after the State of Canada’s Forests Report 2013 was tabled by Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block, MP, in the House of Commons yesterday. The report highlights the tangible results achieved through the Government of Canada’s support for the forest sector, creating innovative products and technologies and expanding markets for existing and new products.
EDMONTON - Kyle Rosychuk won his dream summer job through a social media contest this week, an internship in the forestry industry that builds on his original career decision made right out of high school.
The Green Dream Internship winning candidates have been chosen and announced by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). 18 students from across the country have won a Green Dream Internship summer job after participating in a social media contest.
Canada's forestry industry is too important to be treated like Canada's national game - hockey.