The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), and the Duchy of Cornwall are pleased to announce the four outstanding recipients of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award.
Now in its third year, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is a UK-Canada partnership initiative between ICF and The Prince of Wales’ Duchy of Cornwall in the UK and CIF-IFC in Canada, funded by TD Bank. The distinguished Award is fully endorsed by His Royal Highness and it offers selected UK students the opportunity to take part in a work placement exchange with those in Canada.
Theresa Reichlin from the University of Toronto and Reginald Eddy from Fleming College were selected among talented competition as the Canadian recipients. While Daniel Haslam and James Broom, both from the University of Cumbria, were the selected recipients among top UK applicants.
“This prestigious Award helps nurture future forest leaders by recognising young professionals with a passion for forestry and natural resources management,” explains Dana Collins, Executive Director, CIF/IFC. “Given the incredible response from previous recipients and employers we are very excited to continue building on the success of this programme again this year.”
The UK and Canadian recipients will participate in an international work exchange in their respective partner countries during the summer of 2017. They will be placed in roles at leading forestry and natural resources management employers in Canada and the UK, in addition to receiving a $12,000 CAD bursary.
The 2017 Award programme employers are Strategic Natural Resource Consultants and Algonquin Forestry Authority from Canada, and Pryor and Rickett Silviculture and A T Coombes Associates in the UK.
“I am delighted by the continued interest in this Award,” said Geraint Richards, the Duchy of Cornwall’s Head Forester. “The Award will further forge our relationship with the Canadian Institute of Forestry. I wish Theresa, Reginald, Daniel and James every success and I look forward to hearing about their wonderful experiences.”
“The Institute of Chartered Foresters congratulates all recipients of The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. This is a fantastic opportunity for future forest leaders. We are looking forward to welcoming the Canadian winners to the UK, and hope that it is an invaluable learning experience in both countries,” added Andy Lederer, Development Director, Institute of Chartered Foresters.