Major Projects

Quebec Renewable Materials Innovation Network

Director: Alexis Achim

Objective: The network constitutes a platform for exchanges between academic research and the environment using the results. The Network’s mission is to stimulate the process of innovation and technology transfer in the fields of the design, characterization, use and socio-environmental performance of renewable materials in Quebec.

CRSNG – Canlak industrial research chair in finishing interior wood products

Chairholder: Véronic Landry

Objectives: The CRSNG – Canlak industrial research chair in interior wood product finishing’s mission is to increase the use of interior wood appearance products by developing finishing products or densification processes to improve performance of these products or to provide them with new attributes.

Industrial Research Chair in Ecoresponsible Wood Construction (CIRCERB)

Chairholder: Pierre Blanchet

Objective: Position Canada as a world leader in environmentally responsible construction using innovative practices by establishing an industrial consortium to significantly influence reductions in carbon emissions.

Leadership Chair in Education in Sustainable Management of Private Forests

Chairholder: Maude Flamand-Hubert

Objective: Promote the sustainable management of private forests, by focusing on the training of the next generation and the development of skills.

  • Improve the offer of courses related to the sustainable management of private forests
  • Create innovative educational formulas adapted to the challenges of sustainable management of private forests
  • Improve the communication skills of forestry students
  • Develop a continuing education offer for stakeholders working in private forest land
  • Provide graduate students with research training opportunities on the major issues of private forests

Made possible thanks to the financial support granted by the MFFP, the Federation of forest producers of Quebec, the company Domtar and the FFGG

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Leaders: Alexis Achim and Nicholas Coops (UBC)

Objective: An ambitious pan-Canadian research program to adapt silviculture to new climatic and environmental realities.

The project is funded with $5.5M over five years, of which $3.4M is from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance Grants program. An amount of $2.1M from about fifteen public and private partners completes the funding.

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Harnessing the potential of boreal forests against climate change

Leaders: Evelyne Thiffault and François Anctil (FSG)

Objective: Use the forest-product-market system to mitigate the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

The project is supported by $8.2M in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Quebec government and numerous partners.

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