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This special e-newsletter highlighting stories on women in the forestry sector is brought to you by Canadian Forest Industries, Pulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass. Watch for our second e-newsletter on Thursday this week.

Challenging but rewarding: Q&A with Skeena Sawmills’ Jessica Hochins

Jessica Hochins still remembers what her program coordinator told her: the forest industry is challenging but rewarding – something she wholeheartedly agrees with.

Persevering to achieve success: Q&A with Canfor director Shabnam Sanaei

As the director of bio-innovation and technology at Canfor, Shabnam Sanaei focusses on identifying the most promising bioproducts and valorizing them further to strengthen the company’s sustainable future.

Planting roots: Q&A with tree planter Sarah Ambroziak

Sarah Ambroziak has deep roots in tree planting. She spent eight years in the woods, planting more than 1.1 million trees in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Alberta, before transitioning to a management role with her reforestation company.

Leveraging experiences to inspire change: Q&A with Cynthia Larose

Cynthia Larose has been a part of the pulp and paper industry for just over a year now. At Cascades, she has brought in her 15 years of operations experience in the aeronautics industry to inspire change and encourage positive continuous improvement.
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#BreakTheBias: Addressing the gender stereotypes in forestry and beyond

CFI and Canadian Biomass editor Ellen Cools reflects on this year’s #WomenInForestry Q&A project. “There is still plenty of work to be done to continue to address gender stereotypes in the industry, as well as to attract and retain more women in the forestry workforce.” » Read more...

Walking in two worlds: Q&A Trish Balcaen, CEO for Balcaen Consolidated

After 20 years in government, Trish Balcaen never lost her love for the forest industry, serving as the chair for the Interior Logging Association and as a director of the BC Forest Safety Council. Recently, she returned to her father’s company, Balcaen Consolidated Ltd., in Vernon, B.C., as the CEO. » Read more...

Seat at the table: Q&A with Canfor senior VP Katy Player

Katy Player's seat at the executive table is an important reflection of the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are making significant strides, Katy says, but there’s a lot more to do to make forestry a first choice for underrepresented groups. » Read more...

‘Proving the story of sustainability’: Q&A with SBP’s Brenda Hopkin

Brenda Hopkin joined the Sustainable Biomass Program in 2016 and is now leading the SBP Regional Risk Assessments across Canada, helping to promote the wood pellet industry’s sustainability story. » Read more...

Learning to grow: Q&A with Khushbu Vandara, environmental supervisor at Paper Excellence

As an environmental supervisor at Paper Excellence’s Skookumchuck Pulp Mill, Khushbu Vandara makes sure that the mill always stays compliant to government guidelines, thus protecting the environment. » Read more...

Moving forward: Q&A with ILA’s Nancy Hesketh

In her role with the Interior Logigng Association, Nancy Hesketh has brought her knowledge of the industry and her love for the logistics side of things to help execute the association’s annual event and become a wealth of knowledge for logging contractors. » Read more...

Women in Forestry Virtual Summit 2022

Location: Online
Date: March 8, 2022
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RNG Forum 2022

Location: Drummondville, Que.
Date: April 5-7, 2022
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