FPInnovations scholar to study climate change
August 26, 2016
By Maria Church
Aug. 26, 2016 - The former dean of Université Laval has joined FPInnovations as the not-for-profit's newest scholar-in-residence.
Dr. Robert Beauregard will work in collaboration with the organization’s researchers and partners to study the management of forests and forest products within the context of climate change. His one-year term with FPInnovations began Aug. 8.
Dr. Beauregard brings to the organization over 35 years of experience as an educator, forestry and carbon management expert. He holds a B.A.Sc. in Forest Engineering (1983), M.Sc. in Wood Science (1986), and a Ph.D. in Wood Science (1995) from Université Laval. He joined the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics at Université Laval in 2000 and was granted the 2002 NSERC Industrial Research Chair on Engineered Wood Products. He was appointed as dean in 2007. His research is in the areas of secondary wood processing, composites, wood-based construction, life-cycle assessment and eco-design of wood products, strategic design of manufacturing systems, and carbon management in forestry and forest products. He has received multiple awards for his research and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers and articles.
“I am extremely pleased that Robert has decided to join our team at FPInnovations as a scholar-in-residence. His experience and expertise in wood products and carbon management will be a significant asset to our knowledge-driven organization as we develop cleantech innovation for the forest sector,” said Pierre Lapointe, FPInnovation’s president and CEO.
FPInnovations’ scholar-in-residence program provides opportunities for professors on sabbatical from their home institution to spend a year at FPInnovations to broaden their pedagogical expertise, engage in research and help develop scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest industry. Dr. Beauregard
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit world-leading R&D organization that specializes in the creation of scientific solutions in support of the Canadian forest sector’s global competitiveness and responds to the priority needs of its industry members and government partners. It is ideally positioned to perform research, innovate, and deliver state-of-the-art solutions for every area of the sector’s value chain, from forest operations to consumer and industrial products. FPInnovations’ staff numbers more than 525. Its R&D laboratories are located in Québec City, Montréal, and Vancouver, and it has technology transfer offices across Canada. For more information about FPInnovations, visit: www.fpinnovations.ca
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