Saskatchewan

YOUR NEW CIF SECTION EXECUTIVE

2017/2018 Section Executive

Chair April Lesko
Vice Chair Shawn Delainey
Director Michael McLaughlan
Treasurer Vicki Gauthier
Secretary Nadine Penny
Councillors Amber Dereshkevich
Lorne Renouf
Dave Cobb
Sindy Nicholson
Philippe Labrosse

 

ASFP OFFICE HOURS CIF/ASFP Joint NEWSEM January 2018

(January 2018 NEWSEM PDF )

OFFICE MANAGER OFFICE HOURS

There is a slight change in the office hours this year. Starting January 10th, 2018, the Office Manager will be in the office on Wednesday afternoons. As always, your questions may be emailed to us at registrar@asfp.ca or you may leave a message on our answering machine at 306-922-4655

 

CIF-IFC NOW ACCEPTING 2018 PRINCE OF WALES FOREST LEADERSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS

 

The Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada is now accepting applications for the 2018 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award!

 

This prestigious Award recognizes students and recent graduates who are actively engaged in forestry or natural resources management, and who have a passion for the environment. Two Canadian Award winners will participate in an International Forestry Work Exchange Program to the United Kingdom in the summer of 2018 and gain valuable professional experience in policy, planning and/or field

work. Award winners will receive a bursary of £7,500 GBP (approximately C$12,000 – bursary total subject to change based on currency conversion rates).

 

Please find attached the 2018 Canadian student application form and promotional poster that contains Award qualification criteria and application submission details. Completed application forms can be sent to Natasha Machado at: nmachado@cif-ifc.org. Please note that the application deadline is 11:59pm EST  on  January  21st,  2018. Additional  information   about   this   Award   program   can   be  found  at: http://www.cif-ifc.org/forest-leadership-award/

 

*Announcement by CIF-IFC

 

 

2018 ASFP MEMBERSHIP

 

Thank you for all those who have already submitted their membership fees and filled up forms for 2018. For those who have yet to send them, please note that all outstanding fees, continuing competency hours, and signature for the Code of Ethics are due on the 15th of February. Late submissions are subject to late fees.

 

Remember, even if a membership is being paid by the employer, it is still the member’s duty to submit their form to report back his or her continuing competency hours for the year and to sign their commitment to the Code of Ethics.

 

VACANCY IN THE CONTINUING COMPETENCY COMMITTEE

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to get more involved with the association, now is your chance! There are two positions available in the Continuing Competency Committee. To express your interest, you can contact the committee’s chair, Bill Thibeault at bill.thibeault@gov.sk.ca


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 To see more job postings, check http://asfp.ca/job-centre regularly!

For a small charge, the ASFP distributes forestry or resource-based Job Opportunities via email to our members. In addition to this email, we are now posting job opportunities on our website. Check it out: http://asfp.ca/job-centre. If your company has a job opportunity and wants it viewed by our entire membership, contact the ASFP office at registrar@asfp.ca.

 

 

Nova Scotia is looking for a Director of Forestry. Can this be you?

Nova Scotia is looking for a Director of Forestry. Can this be you?

 

If you believe you have what it takes to be a Director Forestry, then do not delay! Check out the link below or email Competitions@novascotia.ca.

 

https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/TRURO-Director-Forestry-NS-B2N-0G9/356168517/ What are you waiting for? This amazing opportunity closes on the January 31, 2018.

 

New Year, New Careers at Domtar Inc.

Are you looking for an exciting start to the New Year? If your answer is yes, check out the links below to see some great career opportunities with Domtar Inc.!

Domtar Inc. is looking for a Planning Forester and an Operations Forester for their Dryden Operations.

 

Domtar is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a full range of employee benefits and a competitive wage package. So don’t delay go check out these postings now, applications are accepted until Friday January 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.!

Planning_Forester Operations_Forester

Senior Park Landscape Ecologist

Can this be the next step to your career?

 

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport is looking for a Senior Park Landscape Ecologist.

Details on how to apply for this position can be found in the link below. The closing date is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

 

Ministry_of_Parks_-_Senior_Park_Landscape_Ecologist

 

Upcoming ONLINE course in Climate Change

ER505: Climate Change in Ecological Restoration (online)

 

Climate Change has implications for how we plan and practice ecological restoration. In this ONLINE course you will explore the impact of climate change on restoration through course activities and current thinking.

The course can be taken for professional development or as part of the 4-course Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate program. By taking this course you will learn to:

 

  • Understand the effects of climate change on species and ecosystems
  • Evaluate climate change tools in restoration planning
  • Analyze climate change mitigation measures
  • Understand how restoration can respond to climate change Instructor: Dr. Hilary Harrop-Archibald

Fees: $750.00

 

Dates: May 7 to Aug 3, 2018

 

To register, please call 250-472-4747. For more information, contact ecorestoration@uvic.ca or visit the webpage

 

This course can be taken for professional development or as part of the:

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION CERTIFICATE IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

 

This non-credit certificate provides advanced training for professionals working in landscape architecture, landscape design and management, forestry, agrology, biology, mining, ecological restoration, and environmental practice.

The courses will provide you with the skills and knowledge to conduct advanced detailed site assessment and restoration projects that pay special attention to the unique conditions and challenges presented by built or otherwise highly altered environments.

The ER program is offered online so you can meet your annual professional development requirements on your own schedule. Sign up for one course or the entire certificate!

*Announcement by the University of Victoria

 

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, EVENTS

CIF E-Lectures – What’s scheduled in the next few weeks? Missed a Lecture? Just visit https://www.cif-ifc.org/e-lectures/

Please note that previous CIF e-lectures are only available to CIF members.

FORESTRY ARTICLES 

Here are some forestry articles that may interest you. Click on the title to access the full article.

 

You can also click below to access ADDITIONAL NEWSLETTERS

Insights

Northern Notes

Sustainable Forest Initiative

The Working Forest

 

LOOKING AHEAD

If you have links to fascinating articles or videos or information about a job opportunity or continuing education seminar, please email NEWSEM and I will pass it on.

This monthly publication provides information of interest to our members from the CIF and ASFP about upcoming workshops, meetings, field tours, continuing education opportunities, and forestry news.

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CIF-IFC and ASFP

https://www.cif-ifc.org/