Technology meets Talent: Skills demanded by a new age of climate change adaptation

  •  22 November 2023
     5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Technology meets Talent: Skills demanded by a new age of climate change adaptation

Join the CIF-IFC Northeastern Ontario Section for a networking and learning event!

When: November 22, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Ranger Theatre, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim St, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Registration: FREE to attend! Please register/RSVP below by November 20th to secure your spot.
Not able to attend in-person? Zoom link will be provided to those who wish to join the session virtually. When registering below, you will be prompted to indicate whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.
Pizza is included and a cash bar will be available for those who attend in-person.

  • The evening will explore technological advancements and the need for skilled people to meet current and emerging forest management challenges.
  • An important learning opportunity for technical and professional personnel, and for people approaching pathways to careers that meet the challenges of climate change through the smart application of new technologies.
  • An opportunity to introduce friends and colleagues to the Canadian Institute of Forestry, to join an organization of future-minded resource technologists and professionals from across the country.
  • CIF Northeast Ontario Section members are encouraged to attend and to invite someone new to join the session. Friends with Ontario Woodlot Association and Ontario Professional Foresters Association welcome to participate.
  • All students and educators are welcome! They will gain knowledge and valuable career connections through the event.

Program and Speakers:

  • 5:00-6:00 pm: pizza social with cash bar
  • 6:00 pm: Introduction to theme and speakers – Troy Anthony, District Supervisor, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • 6:15 pm: “An educator’s perspective” – Ngaire Roubal, Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • 6:30 pm: “The art and science of being a new researcher in a challenging world” – Claudie-Maude Canuel, PhD Candidate in Forest Sciences, Université Laval
  • 7:00 pm: “Adaptive silviculture: Where have we been and where are we going” – Wayne Bell, Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • 7:30 pm: Panel discussion
  • 7:50 pm: Closing remarks and acknowledgements

Click here to view the promotional poster!

Contact Bob Elliot (Chair of the CIF-IFC Northeastern Ontario Section) at

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