FPInnovations CEO honoured for science contributions
Jan. 31, 2017 - Pierre Lapointe, president and CEO, has been recognized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his contribution to science both nationally and internationally.
“For me, this honour is much more than a personal recognition by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences,” said Lapointe. “It is recognition of the national and international stature of the Canadian forest sector and the world-class achievements it has realized over the past decade.”
Lapointe was elected as an International Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the world’s oldest engineering science academy. Under the patronage of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Academy aims to influence societal development and policy-making through knowledge transfer activities and scientific projects. Globally, the Academy cooperates with similar organizations in other countries and is a member of the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) as well as of International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS).
Lapointe was also elected to the College of Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for his commitment to Canada and its remarkable geography. The Royal Canadian Geographical Society was founded in 1929 with the mandate of making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world. Under the patronage of the Governor General of Canada, the Society has, for 85 years, led the charge towards fostering a deeper appreciation of Canada’s natural, cultural and social heritage.