The College of New Caledonia has put its name on the world stage after winning a big international accolade.
CNC tied for a silver medal in the 2016 Global Best Awards in the category of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the North America region. The College was presented the award last week in Oslo, Norway specifically for its partnership with Dunkley Lumber Ltd. and the CNC Research Forest Society.
The 2016 Global Best Awards celebrate partnerships among educational institutions, private businesses, and other stake holders in an effort to boost employability for students upon graduating from post-secondary institutions.
Director of Applied Research and Innovation at CNC, Hardy Griesbauer, says winning an award like this for the first time is a great benefit for students going into the forest industry. “We work closely with Dunkley on a number of research projects on the research forest and this again gives our students great opportunities to be involved with college faculty and instructors, as well as the forest industry to work together to address some of the innovation challenges facing the forest industry in our region.”
Working with Dunkley Lumber Ltd., the College annually harvests and sells about 30,000 metres squared of timber from the 12, 500 hectare Research Forest to fund applied research initiatives.