Alberta industry launches Women in Forestry video series
It’s no secret that for many years, the vast majority of people working in the forest industry were men. But this is changing fast. Right now in Alberta, forestry programs at the University of Alberta and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) have roughly equal numbers of men and women. And women aren’t choosing only to become foresters — they’re also working as engineers, CEOs, mill managers, tradespeople and more.
Companies like Millar Western and organizations like the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) — want you to know there are rewarding opportunities for everyone in our sector. AFPA has just launched a new video series, Women in Forestry, and up first is forestry student Gillian Stauffer, daughter of Millar Western Woodlands Manager Rob Stauffer. View this great short to learn why Gillian has chosen a career in forestry.