2019 Schedule

Join us in October 2019 for CIF-IFC 111th AGM & Conference in
Pembroke, Ontario

More details and information will be available soon on special events planned for the week and the conference program.

Conference Program

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019
4 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration (lobby of BW)
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Professional Development Forum/ In-Conference Mentorship Prog.
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Student Quiz Bowl and Ice Breaker (appetizers provided and cash bar available)
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Official Opening and Welcome

  • Chief Kirby Whiteduck, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
  • Hon. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Mayor Mike LeMay, City of Pembroke
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Plenary – Keynote by Co-Chair Derek Nighbor, FPAC
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions (1, 2, 13)

  • Families of the Valley - Sustainability across many Generations (Dave Lemkay)
  • Silvicultural Systems in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest Region (Margaret Penner)
  • Forests without Borders – CIF/IFC Members Restoring Forests (Fred Pinto)
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Coffee and Displays
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (3, 4, 14)

  • The Ever-Growing Legacy of the Petawawa Research Forest (Katalijn MacAfee)
  • University of Toronto MFC Student Projects (Anne Koven)
  • AWARE – National Forest Inventory Research and Application (Anne LeBrun Ruff)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (with Guest Speaker)

  • Jessica Kaknevicius, Vice President, Community Engagement - Sustainable Forestry Initiative
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (6, 15)

  • Ontario Forest History Society Session - Are we Learning from History? (Bill Thornton)
  • Advances in the Forest Bio-economy Supply Chain (Jeff Fera )
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Coffee and Displays
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CIF AGM
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Awards Banquet (Germania Club); with evening entertainment (dinner included and cash bar available)
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Plenary – Keynote by Co-Chair Jenny Tallman, Eacom
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (7, 8, 9)

  • Diversity in the Forest Sector: The Future is Bright (Lacey Rose)
  • Modern Technologies to Stimulate Innovation and Collaboration: From Landscapes to Wood Products (Glen Prevost)
  • Post-Harvest Regeneration – A Regulatory Requirement and Moral Obligation (Tony Rotherham)
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Displays
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Field Tours (2 groups – Renfrew County/PRF – lunches catered)
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Women in Forestry Networking Event (dinner included and cash bar available)
8:30 p.m. – midnight

Evening Social Event with performance by the Institute’s official band “Tom Foolery” (appetizers provided and cash bar available)

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Plenary – Keynote by Co-Chair Rob Keen, Forests Ontario
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (10, 11, 12)

  • The Growing Indigenous Forest Economy in Ontario (Dean Assinewe)
  • Mass Timber and Building with Wood (Marianne Berube)
  • Canadian Experiences in Knowledge Exchange in Forestry - National, Regional, and Local (Guy Smith)
10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Conference Summation and Conclusion
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Coffee and Displays
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Field Tours (2 groups – Renfrew County/PRF – lunches catered)

Socials, Networking & PD Opportunities

Student Quiz Bowl

Don't miss out on this long-standing tradition of the CIF-IFC National Conference! The Student Quiz Bowl is a fun and friendly academic competition where forestry schools go head to head challenging their forestry knowledge.

  • Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre - Copeland - McKay Room 
  • Appetizers provided and cash bar available

Thank you to EACOM for sponsoring this year's event!

National Awards Banquet

Join us in recognizing the unique and outstanding contributions made by forest practitioners and professionals to forestry in Canada. Enjoy a delicious dinner while the National Award winners are presented with their Awards.

  • Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Germania Club (15 Bennett St, Pembroke)
  • Dinner included and cash bar available
  • Transportation: Shuttle buses depart from the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre - Lobby

Women in Forestry Networking Event

Everyone welcome to attend this informal event presented by Women in Wood, Women in Forestry Science (CFS), and CIF-IFC. Event to feature 3 women at three different stages in their careers answering questions from the audience and sharing their experiences, challenges, and lessons learnt.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre - Copeland - McKay Room
  • Dinner included and cash bar available

Thank you to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for sponsoring this year's event!

Evening Social Event

Join us for an evening social event with performance by the Institute's official band "Tom Foolery". Mingle and socialize with your fellow colleagues and talented CIF-IFC member musicians. Delegates are welcome to bring along their musical instruments and join in the fun!

  • Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • Location: Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre - Copeland - McKay Room 
  • Appetizers provided and cash bar available

2019 Silent Auction

The CIF-IFC will be hosting a Silent Auction to benefit Forests without Borders/Forêts sans Frontières (FwB-FsF) and Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre (Pembroke), as part of the 2019 National Conference and 111th AGM in Pembroke, Ontario!

The Silent Auction will take place during the Conference from October 6-8 at the Best Western Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre.

Conference participants can support this very worthwhile cause by donating items to the 2019 Silent Auction!

Please click the button below for donation/item drop-off locations and instructions.

Forests without Borders

FwB-FsF (https://www.fwb-fsf.org/) is a registered Canadian charity. The initiative grew out of a desire by Canadian CIF members to use their skills and knowledge to help people reduce poverty and restore ecosystems, and increase the understanding of sustainable development of forest resources. All funds raised help support on-the-ground work in countries like Nepal, Cameroon, Madagascar, Ghana, and Uganda, among others. FwB-FsF works independently or with existing non-government organizations (e.g. Rotary International) to deliver the skills, knowledge and funds that enable poverty-stricken communities around the world address ecosystem challenges. Many of these problems can be resolved or improved through proper forest management.

Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre Inc.

Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre Inc. is a registered charity in Pembroke, Ontario whose mission is to foster an ethic of responsible environmental stewardship, by providing educational programming and self-directed learning to educational groups, community organizations and the public at large. In conjunction with the foregoing, to teach sustainable forestry practices which manage the social, economic and ecological values provided by forests.

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