About The Section

Vancouver Island Section

The Vancouver Island Section of the CIF-IFC covers coastal British Columbia and includes members on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and Haida Gwaii.
We gratefully acknowledge the dozens of Indigenous traditional territories in which we live, learn, work, and play and strive to honour these peoples in our work.

Our Objectives

Our objective is to promote sustainable forestry and develop connections between forestry professionals to bring forestry issues to light and develop solutions together.

What We Do

The CIF-IFC Vancouver Island Section Council has a diverse set of members from across our region who meeting monthly to plan and facilitate events, highlight significant issues and achievements in forestry, disseminate innovative information, engage in learning opportunities, and support networking and mentorships between students and accredited forest professionals.

Council Members

Each council member has a two-year term, to which they can re-apply for a seat once their term is up. Contact us if you are interested in being a member or have questions regarding roles/responsibilities.

Director Margaret Symon
Chair Corey Mathieson
Vice Chair and Mentorship Coordinator Greg Herringer
Treasurer Heather Soo
Secretary Jillian MacDonald
Member at Large Andres Enrich
Jocelin Teron
Chengdong Fang
Felipe Hirata
Alex Vallee


Margaret Symon


Jillian MacDonald


Corey Mathieson


Greg Herringer

Member at Large

Jocelin Teron

Member at Large

Nicola Littleton

Member at Large

Graham Sakaki

Member at Large


Upcoming Section Events

2023 CIF-IFC National Conference & 115th Annual General Meeting

Welcome to “Forestry for All”! We are pleased to invite you to join us in person this fall in Nanaimo, British Columbia for the 2023 CIF-IFC National Conference and 115th Annual General Meeting (AGM), hosted in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Section under the theme “Forestry for All”. Please address any questions to When: September 24-27, 2023 […]


Section News

  • The last Section Annual General Meeting was held virtually on November 17th, 2021. Click here to access the meeting minutes.
  • CIF-VI Section member Alvin Dale Yanchuk PhD, RPF was the 2021 Canadian forestry Scientific Achievement Award Winner. Click here for more information.

Section Events

Past Events:

  • 2021 CIF-VI Section AGM – November 17, 2021 virtually. Click here to access the meeting minutes.
  • 2021 National Forest Week – September 19-25, 2021 in Campbell River held at the Beaver Lodge. Activities included a Forest Fungi Frolic – an introduction to fungi and its role in the forest ecosystem.

Upcoming Events:

  • 2022 Silver Ring Ceremony for Vancouver Island University – details TBD
  • 2022 National Forest Week – details TBD

Section Contact

Connect With Us

Follow us on social media to stay up to date with everything forestry related in this Section. If you have any questions or inquires, please feel free to contact our Section Director or Chair directly via the email listed below.