Forest sector intern joins Canfor in FSJ

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canfor Corporation in Fort St. John has a new intern arriving to expand their knowledge …

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canfor Corporation in Fort St. John has a new intern arriving to expand their knowledge of the forest products sector.

Megan McPhee is one of 15 winners of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s annual Green Dream Internship Program. The interns will also receive a scholarship to support their education and blog about their work experiences in Canada’s forests and mills over the summer.

The Selkirk College student is arriving in the Energetic City while being enrolled in the Bachelors program in Geographic Information Systems with a Recreation Fish and Wildlife Technical Diploma background.

“I am a passionate environmentalist with extensive knowledge of our natural world and great admiration for our recreational one. I am a hobby film photographer, bird watcher and an avid canoer,” said Mcphee in a statement Thursday.

She says her goal is to bring data to life and change the way people look at maps and environmental data.

“I believe that environmental data should be easy to read, easy to find and easy to understand so the public can expand their knowledge and be able to ask questions and develop their own opinion. I am excited to learn while in this position and understand the industry better.”

You can follow McPhee’s journey through FPAC’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

This year’s recipients include:

“Despite the many challenges presented by COVID-19, we have been very pleased to see strong interest in proceeding with summer internships from Canadian forest companies and students alike,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor.

“The Green Dream Internship Program not only provides development opportunities for young Canadians, but it also gives them a first-hand look at our commitment to sustainable forest management, advancing Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities, and the growing demand for our sector’s green products.”

FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. As an industry with annual revenues exceeding $80B, Canada’s forest products sector is one of the country’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.

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