The forest sector is one of Canada’s largest employers, focused on sustainable forestry, carbon capture, zero waste, a diverse workforce and sustainable communities. Join us for this panel discussion with four industry practitioners and leaders who are driving impact in the forest sector, as they discuss opportunities available through innovation, advocacy, resource management and workforce development.
This is a free, virtual event, open to everyone, but designed for post-secondary students from colleges and universities, NAIT alumni, employers/employees from the forestry industry supply chain, and community members.
About the Panelists
- Matthew Lindberg, Dean, School of Skilled Trades, NAIT (moderator)
- Gordon Giles, Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
- Natalie Peace, Weyerhaeuser
- Sharon Meredith, West Fraser
- Chris Kallal, Wild + Pine
About the Forest Sector
Alberta's sustainable forest sector directly employs 18,700 Albertans and 25,300 people in supporting occupations. Industry revenues exceed $6.5 billion from harvesting operations and the sale of lumber, pulp, newsprint, wood panels, engineered wood products, bioenergy, and ecosystem services (Government of Alberta).
Visit Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) to see how Alberta’s forest products industry and the AFPA work together to develop public awareness of the industry, fostering a greater understanding of the economic, environmental and social values of Alberta’s forests.
Visit Forestry for the Future to see how Canadian forestry is supporting a more sustainable future.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With 35,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions, including applied research, and corporate and continuing education.
Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.