FPAC accepting applications for Canadian forestry innovation awards program
February 14, 2023 By P&PC Staff
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is accepting applications for the Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry. This national awards program recognizes youth leadership and innovation in the forest sector.
The program is administered by FPAC and was introduced in 2022 to celebrate young researchers who are passionate about climate-positive forestry and to showcase the consequential work they are doing to help Canada meet its lower carbon emissions goals.
“The Chisholm Awards for Innovation in Forestry is designed to showcase innovative solutions and pioneering research that has potential to make a real impact on the future of forestry,” said FPAC president and CEO Derek Nighbor. “Canada’s forest products sector is proud to have innovative minds working in and alongside our sector, and it’s important to recognize their work and achievements. It’s their commitment, ideas and innovation that continues to strengthen Canadian forestry and allows us to address challenges facing our forests and our planet at large.”
The program is open to Canadian students and young researchers who are developing game-changing innovations in the forest, at production facilities, along the supply chain, or via product innovation.
Winners will be celebrated to coincide with The Eighteenth Session of the United Nations’ Forum on Forests on May 8-12, 2023 and those honoured will receive a cash prize of $2,500.00 along with local, regional and national media promotion.
Applications are due by April 7, 2023. Applicants must be students or researchers who are 30 years old or younger on April 7, 2023. Application details and other information about the awards are available on the program website.
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