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Forest Education Champion Tribute

Updated: Sep 22


The Canadian Women in Timber paid tribute to exiting board member Alison Anderson for her years of leadership and support in the Canadian Women in Timber. This year, Alison accepted a new job and a new life in Calgary, Alberta, where she is now the Dean of Business and Technology at Bow Valley College.

Alison left the College of New Caledonia in Prince George where she was the Dean of the School of University Studies and Career Access. She will be missed by the academic community in Prince George, where she held a variety of positions at CNC and the University of Northern BC over the last 30 years.

She will also be missed by all of us at the Canadian Women in Timber. With family connections to the forest industry, Alison is a passionate supporter of the natural resource sector in BC. She joined the CWIT board of directors in 1997, and served as the provincial chair for four two-year terms. She was also active locally in her home town of Prince George where she was a longstanding member of the CWIT Prince George Branch and contributed to a number of government led forestry initiatives. Alison plans to continue her support for CWIT by maintaining her membership.

Alison holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia, a Provincial Instructor Diploma, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia. She also recently completed the Oxford Saïd Business School’s Executive Leadership Program.

We wish Alison all the best in her new endeavours!


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To encourage sound management and wise use of forest resources in Canada for the benefit of all, with a focus on public education through schools and community organizations; and enhance and foster public understanding of BC’s forest resources and sustainable forest management.

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