Who is behind this process?

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Forest Industry Association (NLFIA) is spearheading this study and engagement process with funding provided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre through the Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour (AESL) under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement.

    Researchers at Grenfell Campus and St. John's Campus of Memorial University will conduct the research component of the study and The Harris Centre will conduct the public engagement component of the study. The principle proponent of this project is Mr. Bill Dawson, the executive director of the NLFIA.

    Who are the researchers on this project?

    Dr. Stephen Decker, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University; Role: Principal Investigator

    Dr. Wade Bowers, Barnett Clarke Associates; Role: Advisor, forest sector development researcher

    Dr. Kelly Hawboldt, Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University; Role: Advisor, bio-economy development researcher

    Mr. Ken Carter, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University;  Role: Project administration, case study researcher

    Mr. Brent Howell, Dean, Engineering Technology and Natural Resources, College of the North Atlantic; Role: Programming co-lead, youth engagement

    Who are the community collaborators on this project?

    Mr. John Davis, Qalipu First Nation

    Ms. Cheri Butt, CEO, Women in Resource Development

    Mr. Kieran Hanley, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industries Association 

    Mr. Steve Hounsell, Engineering and Industry Services,  Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador