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PLT Canada’s Green Jobs E-Summit #1

e-summit #1

LEARNING ABOUT GREEN JOBS IN THE FOREST AND CONSERVATION SECTOR

Today’s forest and conservation sector is an exciting field that involves science, community engagement, international and local commerce, Indigenous relations, solutions to climate change, and so much more. It is also a growing field and full of career opportunities for interested youth. The International Labour Organization even estimates that 60 million jobs could be created in this sector by 2030.

PLT Canada hosted its first Green Jobs E-Summit on March 23, 2020. The event brought together youth and sector professionals from across Canada to explore careers in the forest and conservation sector. 


SESSION 1

Kickoff for Green Jobs in the Forest Sector

  • Jess Kaknevicius, VP, Community Engagement, PLT Canada
  • Zac Wagman, Green Jobs Manager, PLT Canada

Green Jobs Youth Stories

Moderated by Zac Wagman, Green Jobs Manager, PLT Canada

  • Aidan Burbank, Woodlands Student, Tolko Industries – The Forest is My Office
  • Daniel Wu, Park Ranger, BC Parks – Pack It In, Pack it Out
  • Kieran Johnson, Woodlands Summer Student, Port Hawkesbury Paper – Getting to the Core of Old Growth
  • Sky Jarvis, Research Forest Undergraduate Intern, UBC – Alex Fraser Research Forest – Exploring the Caribou Chilcotin Coast
  • Ryan Brady, Grand River Conservation Authority – Happy Campers

SESSION 2

Who is going to solve our future challenges?

  • Kathy Abusow, CEO and President, PLT Canada

Woah! That’s a Green Job?!

Moderated by Kevin Edgson, CEO, EACOM Timber Corp.

  • Lacey Rose, County of Renfrew – Getting paid to be here: the life of a forester
  • Lennard Joe, Scw’exmx Tribal Council – Jobs for an Indigenous Forester
  • Gail Wallin, Invasive Species Council of BC – Your job could stop aliens
  • Gordon Stenhouse, fRI Research – Tracking grizzlies
  • Anne Koven, Mass Timber Institute – The future of building is wood
  • Dr. Wadood Hamad, FPInnovations – The next new thing in forest products

BUILDING CAREER SKILLS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF FOREST AND CONSERVATION LEADERS

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