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December 10, 2018

Faye Johnson graduated with an HBSc in Forestry from Lakehead University.  Her 35 year career has been divided between public and private practice, mostly in forestry related fields.  Starting as a tree planter she worked her way up to the Director level.  Most of her...

October 15, 2018

Katrina Van Osch-Saxon teaches at Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. She has been there since 2012 and teaches Forest Health, Tree Health Management, Greenspace Management along with other courses in the Urban Forestry Technician, Arboricu...

September 27, 2018

Anne Koven graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry where she is an instructor and adjunct professor. She served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board where she conducted the Class Environmental Assessment Hearin...

September 7, 2018

My beginnings in arboriculture is a similar story to many who are in the field as it happened by chance. I was attending Sir Sanford Fleming College for parks and recreation as I wanted to get into adventure tourism.  After I finished that program I started taking Fore...

August 1, 2018

The Women in Wood network is growing! Since Women in Wood’s website, Facebook group and Twitter launched in 2015, the online community has grown in Canada, the US and around the world.

Our Facebook group now boasts over 600 women from around the world representing a div...

April 20, 2018

Marie Rauter is the first female graduate from the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto and first female member of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association. She was formerly with the Ministry of Natural Resources, and manager and President of the Onta...

April 6, 2018

When I graduated from Lakehead University in 1992, there were six women in a class of approximately 30 students. After some reflection, I can say that I was not particularly confident in my own potential during this time, considering myself an average student next to t...

February 7, 2018

Kathryn is the Executive Director of Dovetail Partners and a forester by training. She has worked on development and forest management issues in a range of roles. Her work has included natural resource inventories, comprehensive planning, environmental impact assessmen...

January 20, 2018

2017 was a busy year for WIW!  We thought it was time to bring you all up to speed on what’s been happening.

It’s been just over a year since the Women in Wood website and Twitter account launched, and what a great year it has been! Since we first launched Women in Wood...

The gender balance has recently started to tip in British Columbia's forestry industry as more women occupy leadership positions and complete post-secondary studies in one of the province's key sectors.

Sally Aitken, associate dean of forestry at the University of Briti...

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