The IUFRO Extension & Knowledge Exchange Working Party conference will be held in Kenora, Ontario, Canada from September 25th to 29th, 2016. The theme of the 2016 conference is “Increasing capacity for program delivery through knowledge exchange networks and peer to peer learning” This is an opportunity to provide examples of successful collaborative programs and […]
August 15, 2016: In his first blog post, Clément details us about his internship developments including the possibility that he may have the chance to work at “La Forêt Montmorency de l’Université de Laval”, which is one of the largest teaching and research forests in the world! Click here to read the blog! September 03, […]
‘A Canadian in Corby’ July 10, 2016: Check out Sarah’s first blog post, ‘A Canadian in Corby’ to learn about forest pests and diseases in the UK and the ‘detective’ work comparing the management plan of the Estate to various maps outlining the woodland compartments! Click here to read the blog! ‘A Week of Tree Disease & Ecology’ July […]
Four young forestry graduates from Canada and the United Kingdom – recipients of the inaugural Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award – attended a meeting with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at his official London residence, Clarence House. The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is sponsored by TD Bank Group as part of […]
The CIF recently delivered our 15th annual teacher’s forestry tour at the Canadian Ecology Centre, in Mattawa, Ontario. This fully sponsored event provides a high-quality forest science field experience to 30 educators from across Ontario each year. This 4-day professional development program provides hands-on learning by taking teachers on interpretive site visits and encouraging open […]
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) expresses their concern with the Ministry’s transformation plan and recent decision to remove forester positions in six of the Ministry’s southern districts. The CIF encourages the continued provision of professional forest stewardship capacity in southern Ontario and offers to engage in collaborative leadership. The people of Ontario need to […]
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF/IFC) issued a media release to address several new signs that have recently been posted along highways surrounding Algonquin Park, which state,Logging in Algonquin Park is NOT Sustainable.” The signs are incorrect and misleading to the public. We encourage the public to seek out accurate information about logging in Algonquin Park. Forestry activities […]
The CIF recently commented on the MOECC’s report ‘Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper’ and the strategies and action plan outlined within it. To further this relevant and timely discussion on climate change and greenhouse gases, the Institute welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on this report. We applaud the MOECC in their effort to develop […]
Click here to read a media release responding to a recent advertisement by the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association condemning the use of wood as a building material.
The CIF/IFC sent a letter to the CEO of Toys R Us, expressing concern about the company’s recent television commercial and its implied message of nature and outdoor education not being interesting or fun for children. Click here to read the letter.