May 12, 2015

Live coverage of the 2015 FIBRE Conference Underway


On a misty Sunday night at the foot of beautiful Mount-Royal in Montreal, participants to the 3rd FIBRE Conference gathered to kick-start three days of exchanges on the most recent advances in various field of research to support the forest sector. On the way “up” (the University of Montreal campus is certainly hilly), many were already practicing their elevator / stairs pitch. These sales pitches are certainly more inspiring under burgeoning magnolia trees than between 4 walls. This year’s FIBRE Conference theme is “The Path Forward” not “the path upward”, yet this title could very well fit its spirit – and geography! Many participants gathered at the Welcome Reception on the Sunday night preceding the official launch of this meeting of scientists, policy-makers, and business people. Approximately 200 participants have registered this year, the same number as in Vancouver, British Columbia, for last year’s conference (the first conference was held in Cornwall, Ontario in 2013).

Click here for the full coverage

Standard Methods Community Meeting   Updated Program - Niagara Branch Meeting

The PAPTAC Standard Methods committee will have a meeting on Thursday May 14, 2015 at FPInnovations - Pointe-Claire, QC. The meeting is intended to discuss the status of the Committee as well as the path forward regarding existing standards and the standards currently under revision.

Click here for the Standard Methods Microsite


The Niagra Branch “Technical Day and Golf Meet” will take place June 19, 2015 in Niagara Falls (ON). The program will focus on Reliability, Safety, and Workforce Renewal, complemented by roundtable discussions on each topic, and followed by an afternoon of golf. The event is open free of charge to all industry members who have an interest in attending.
Click here for the agenda

Do you want to send comments, suggestions, or do you wish to share news/info with your colleagues?
Write us at