COFI Board & Minister Thomson Tour UBC Campus, Part 2
In early June COFI Board of Directors and Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations joined Brent Sauder, UBC Director of Strategic Partnerships, on a … more
British Columbia’s Forest Industry – Positioned to Succeed through Transformation and Innovation
Just as the history of British Columbia is inextricably linked to its vast forest resource, so too are its greatest opportunities for the future. Worldwide, the BC forest … more
COFI 2013 Convention Resounding Success
Visit our ‘convention page’ for copies of speakers presentations, audio recordings and sponsors and exhibitor information. After a pause of a few years during the recent global economic … more
2013 COFI Annual Convention Legacy Scholarships
Applications are now available for COFI’s 2013 Annual Convention Legacy Scholarships. Grade 12 students in the interior of BC enrolling in one of the ten BC interior post-secondary … more
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COFI works with governments, communities, organizations and individuals to ensure that forest policies in BC support the forest sector and, as a result, those who are dependent on the sector for business income or family supporting jobs. We work within the national and international (Japan, China, Korea) Canada Wood partnership to improve market access at home and overseas and to increase demand for our members’ products.
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Current Forest Industry News
Remembering Ron Neil
The COFI Board of Directors and staff were deeply saddened to learn of Ron Neil’s passing on November 16, 2013. Ron served on COFI’s Board for many years with wisdom, kindness and enthusiasm. His commitment to COFI and the forest industry was evident in all he did.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Victoria on January 4th. For more information visit this page: Ronald (Ron) William Neil September 15, 1938 – November 16, 2013
Save the Date! COFI Annual Convention April 2&3 2014
Join us at COFI’s 2014 Annual Convention
Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, 2014
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre, Kelowna BC
Come back regularly for more details !
Watch Wood Innovation at Work in Northern BC
The Wood Innovation and Design Centre is being built in Prince George and is expected to be among the tallest modern wood buildings in the world when it is completed next summer. Funded by the Government of BC, construction features an all-wood structure on top of a concrete foundation, utilizing glulam beams, cross-laminated timber panels, and other wood products. UNBC will occupy nearly half of the building, providing Engineering classrooms, offices, a lecture theatre and research/teaching lab.
Click here for information about UNBC Engineering programs, a link to the Government of BC’s website about the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, and links to the webcams that will allow anyone to view the construction progress at any time from two vantage points: The top of the Ramada Hotel (looking west) and the Twisted Cork Restaurant (looking northeast).more
2013 BC Wood Design Conferences
2013 Theme: Taller, Faster, Better Performance: Breaking Barriers to Innovative Wood Structures
3 Dates and Locations in BC
KELOWNA – Tuesday, November 26
The Manteo Resort – *note new location*
3762 Lakeshore Rd
VICTORIA – Thursday, November 28
Delta Ocean Pointe
45 Songhees Road
NANAIMO – Friday, November 29
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
101 Gordon Street
Click here for more information and registration.more