The bold 'Staying Ahead of the Curve' theme for this year's event has prompted organizers to revamp, reorganize, and reenergize a solid program packed with networking opportunities, invaluable learning potential and a dynamic and engaging technical program.
The Federal government is looking to spark a dialogue with Canadians about what clean technology means to them. The online discussion forum encourages participants to share their thoughts and ideas on what the country can do to move towards cleaner energy in the future.
The Government of Canada's Budget 2016 was well-received by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), who recognized the plan's emphasis on climate change initiatives, innovation, research and development as solid steps in the right direction.
A partnership between not-for-profit organization Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment, is turning street smarts into cold, green cash. The national grant program handed out close to $300,000 to 13 communities across the country for their innovative urban forestry projects.
Students looking to study forestry in Vancouver may have another incentive to do so; Vancouver Island University is pumping $1M in federal funding into the purchase of equipment for a mobile forestry skills training program.
An $86M federal government investment is welcome news to FPAC, the Forest Products Association of Canada. The funding, earmarked in Budget 2015 for forest sector innovation and transformation, gives a nod to the role universities and colleges play in driving research and skills and innovation.