Wood Business

Virtual Event
Women in Forestry
March 9, 2021 at 11:00am EST

11:00 - 11:10am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speakers: Ellen Cools, editor of Canadian Forest Industries & Canadian Biomass; Kristina Urquhart, editor of Pulp & Paper Canada

Opening Remarks: Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada


Beth has spent more than 25 years working in science-based economic and regulatory departments across the federal government. Beth began her career as a biologist working for Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service. She has held positions of Director General, Policy, at both Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In January 2018, Beth was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service.
Beth holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from STFX University, Nova Scotia, a Master degree in Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, and a Certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Governance from the University of Ottawa.