Interactive Career Forum

The UBC chapter of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA-UBC) and the Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) will hold an interactive career forum as part of the 2018 Future Forestry Leaders Symposium on November 8.

The interactive career forum provides students with the opportunity to meet UNECE delegates, as well as experts from industry, government, and academia for a discussion about sustainable forest products and the future workforce.

A panel of high-level experts who have knowledge of cycles and trends affecting the forest industry will present their vision on future employment in the green economy. The session will then invite dialogue between students and experts around key COFFI2018 themes and the challenges and opportunities they each hold for the future workforce in an interactive setting.

Session Outline

12:10 pm       Opening remarks

12:15 pm       Introduction of panelists

12:40 pm       World Café*

1:30 pm         Session wrap-up

*Experts and students will rotate between tables for a 10-minute discussion of each COFFI2018 theme: Markets; Forests and the circular economy; Technical and policy development; The private sector’s perspective; The role of forest management.


Space is limited. Registration for the interactive career forum will remain open until we reach event capacity.

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Please note that registration for the 76th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI2018) is separate and is available here.