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September 16, 2019

 “So…what exactly do you do?” is usually the first response when I tell people that I’m doing a degree in forestry. I don’t blame them as even growing up with a father as a forester I always struggled to clearly explain what Dad’s job was, which can’t have been a great...

August 26, 2019

Growing up half my life on the sugar bush-covered St. Joseph’s Island, Ontario and the other half in the heart of the log-driven Ottawa Valley, drilled into my entire being were the benefits of forests and the importance of protecting them.

I had spent my childhood expl...

“I expected you to have an accent, but you spoke the clearest out of all the speakers”

We often think of people in forestry as two units “women vs men”, but undermine the importance of heterogeneity and diversity within genders. Diversity is a complex term that also inc...

April 3, 2019

Fiona is a Communications Specialist with Conifex Timber Inc. She has over 5 years experience communicating about the forest sector, holding roles at the Forest Products Association of Canada, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and currently as Communications Special...

Reprinted from City Trees, the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists”

As part of my postdoctoral research through the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry, I’m currently examining the role of women in arboriculture and urban forestry in...

March 5, 2019

Lindsey is an arborist in London, Ontario and the creator of Arb_comics on Instagram. She graduated from Humber College’s Arborist Apprenticeship program in 2018.

I stumbled into Arboriculture much the same way Julie Tucker did, as she explained in her blog. I was tryin...

March 1, 2019

Hello Women in Wood! Maria Church here, editor of Canadian Forest Industries magazine. I’ve been heading up this century-old publication for about two and a half years, and let me tell you, it’s been quite the learning curve! While CFI is very much an operations magazi...

February 24, 2019

Barb Spafford lives near Hastings, Ontario. She graduated from Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology and Sir Sandford Fleming’s Women in Trades and Technology program. Barb has been logging with horses since 1989, and has contributed to the sustainable forest m...

January 22, 2019


FR - Éditorial tiré du Couvert boreal (Volume 15, numéro 1) - ENGLISH

Les grandes oubliées

La pénurie de main d’œuvre dans le domaine forestier est l’objet de toutes les attentions ces derniers temps. C’était d’ailleurs la thématique du congrès...

December 31, 2018

Desneiges Larose is the General Manager of Hearst Forest Management Inc.

It wasn’t easy getting everyone together, finding that moment at the end of the day between the ladies getting out of the blocks and those trying to get to daycare in time, but a few of us did hold...

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