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