Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarships Awarded
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) awarded three student recipients as part of the 2019 Catherine Lalonde Memorial Scholarships – Gabriella Vojtila (Queen’s University), Md Abdul Hamid Mirdad (University of Alberta) and team of Shawn Dylan Johnston and Siqi Wang (University of Toronto). The winners demonstrated academic excellence through their research projects that will have positive influences on the structural wood products industry. Read the press release.
Submissions now being accepted for the Wood Design & Building Awards!
The Wood Design & Building Awards program invites North American and International entries for 2019 -honouring excellence in wood architecture. Submit your projects today!
The Canadian Wood Council Welcomes Kevin McKinley as President & CEO
The CWC announced Kevin McKinley as President & CEO, effective September 30. Kevin is a highly experienced and well-regarded leader, with previous work experience at the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the Standards Council of Canada.
Rick Jeffery, Interim President of the CWC, welcomed Kevin to his new role, “Kevin’s appointment will be an excellent fit with the strategic direction of the CWC and the Wood WORKS! Program.” Rick added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Interim President and cannot think of a better candidate to fill this leadership position.”
Eric Paradis, Chair of the CWC Board and a member of the HR Committee added, “On behalf of the CWC Board and Staff, we very much appreciate Rick’s service since his appointment last year.” He added, “As part of the HR hiring Committee, I am delighted to welcome Kevin McKinley to the CWC. He will be an excellent addition to the outstanding Staff at CWC.”
As President & CEO of the CWC, Kevin will be the primary liaison with stakeholders and will advocate for the positive benefits of using wood products in construction. Kevin McKinley added, “I’m looking forward to working with Canada’s wood industry and stakeholders. Wood construction is the safe and sustainable solution for development. New and exciting designs in residential, commercial and tall building construction present tremendous opportunities across the country.”
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Green Construction for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Administrative Office
A new 4-storey administrative office building slated for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of the winning proposals that will receive funding under the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program. Read the press release
Next Generation of Designers and Builders Learning Innovative Wood Construction
Investing in Canada’s forest sector is an investment in the future. That is why Canada supports wood innovation, including educating the next generation of Canadian engineers and architects on the benefits of designing and building with wood. Read the press release.
Ontario Investing Almost $5 Million in Mass Timber Innovation
Ontario’s first cross laminated timber plant will create jobs and support the forestry sector. Learn more.
Tall Wood is on the Up-and-Up in Toronto
The Arbour, a 10-storey building planned for George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus, is one of the winning recipients of the Green Construction through Wood (GCWood) Program. Launched by Natural Resources Canada, the GCWood Program encourages the broader awareness and domestic capacity for wood in Canadian construction. The Arbour, which will use mass timber products, will demonstrate wood’s ability to complement other building materials in innovative applications such as tall construction. Read the press release.
Premier John Horgan Supports a Strong and Sustainable Future for BC’s Forest Industry
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds Premier John Horgan’s announcement today at the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) annual convention to choose wood construction wherever possible for public sector buildings. Read the press release.
Canadian Wood Council Commends the Government of British Columbia for Supporting Forest Communities
The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) applauds the Government of British Columbia’s announcement today in support of opportunities in the province for forest communities and innovative low-carbon solutions such as tall wood construction. Read the press release.