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Welcome to the CIF/IFC National Electronic Lectures

The CIF/IFC offers an interactive electronic lecture series. The lectures run for approximately one hour on Wednesdays beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern and feature experts and practitioners from across Canada. The agenda for upcoming sessions can be found below. All sessions are recorded and can be accessed by CIF members after logging in.

How To Participate Online


The electronic lectures are free, easy to access, and user-friendly.

To register, simply contact the eLecture Coordinator at:


Please indicate your name, preferred email address, and session of interest. Once registered, an email will be sent out to you providing the participation instructions.

Participation requires a computer with reliable internet access. If you will not have access to internet at the time of the lecture, please contact us so we can provide you with the presentation file to follow along.

Continuing Education Credits

Several Provincial RPF and RFT organizations have evaluated the lecture series for their continuing education programs. The CIF also has a voluntary continuing education credit system that you can earn credits for through the lecture series.

If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact our team at electures@cif-ifc.org.

Organizations are welcome to contact us to discuss the possibility of a themed lecture series or for sponsorship opportunities.

Open Access Lectures

By special request of sponsoring organizations, special lectures have been made open access.

Click here to view the list.

Resiliency: Case Studies and Tools for Urban Forest Management

i-Tree: Tools for Improving Urban Forest Resilience and Community HealthAl Zelaya11/30/2017
TBDNeal Aven11/23/2017
NYC Urban Field Station STEW-MAP as a Tool for Urban Forest Stewardship and Community ResiliencyLindsay K Campbell11/16/2017
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Special E-Lecture Series: 2017 Update of OPFA Activities

2017 Update of OPFA ActivitiesFred Pinto11/07/2017
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Innovative Solutions to Respond to the Challenges of a Changing Climate

Climate Change and Tree Growth: Some Forests Fare Better than Others!Martin P. Girardin12/06/2017
Developing Applications to Bring Forest Research to LifeDerek Sidders11/29/2017
Incorporating Changing Climate in Ecological Models: Feedback, Reversals and Surprises Abound!Eliot McIntire11/22/2017
Assisted Migration as a Tool for Climate Change AdaptationJohn Pedlar11/15/2017
Recent Decline of Aspen and White Spruce in Drought-Affected Areas of Western CanadaTed Hogg11/08/2017
Wildfire Evacuation Experiences: The Case of Sandy Lake First Nation, Northern OntarioAmy Christianson and Henok W. Asfaw11/01/2017
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies in the Forest SectorCarolyn Smyth10/25/2017
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