Gender Balance Shifting in BC Forestry as More Women Enter Industry

The gender balance has recently started to tip in British Columbia’s forestry industry as more women occupy leadership positions and complete post-secondary studies in one of the province’s key sectors.

Sally Aitken, associate dean of forestry at the University of British Columbia, has noticed the shift in the classroom.

Forty-seven per cent of undergraduate students and more than half of graduate students in the forest program are now women, and a third of the faculty are female, she told CBC Early Edition host Rick Cluff. read more >>