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TMCNet:  Media Advisory - FIBRE Conference - Largest university-led forestry meeting in the world kicks off with a funding announcement, international research award announcement and offers web-based conference coverage

[May 13, 2013]

Media Advisory - FIBRE Conference - Largest university-led forestry meeting in the world kicks off with a funding announcement, international research award announcement and offers web-based conference coverage

CORNWALL, ON, May 13, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- 400 delegates are attending the first-ever collaborative FIBRE conference of Canada's eight forest sector research networks. The conference will highlight university-led forest product and process innovations, university-industry collaborations and student training.

On May 14, during the opening plenary session, a FIBRE funding announcement will be made, followed by a prestigious international award announcement. The conference will also feature 175 scientific technical posters and an entrepreneurial workshop for students.

The conference is being held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario from May 13-16, 2013.

What: Opening FIBRE Plenary Session with ongoing conference coverage of the FIBRE Conference at www.fibrenetworkconference.com . Coverage is available through a partnership with PAPTAC, in collaboration with Paper Advance and Le Maître papetier. Photographs and video will be available throughout the conference.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EDT) Where: NAV Centre, Campbell Hall, 1950 Montreal Rd, Cornwall, Ontario Quote: "FIBRE networks can be proud of their more than 80 innovative ideas (to-date) and tech transfer opportunities. FIBRE has supported cross-network interactions, fostered international collaborations, accelerated knowledge transfer and enhanced student training. All of our activities support the transformation of Canada's forest sector." - Theo van de Ven, Chair, FIBRE Twitter: Conference hashtag: #fibre Follow at: @FIBRECAN About FIBRE - www.fibrenetwork.org FIBRE (Forest Innovation by Research & Education) is the organization that builds synergies among eight forest R&D networks in support of the priorities of Canada's vital forest sector innovation system. Each FIBRE network provides novel innovations to sustain and transform Canada's forest sector.

In 2011 the NSERC Strategic Networks launched FIBRE. Through deliberate alignment with the Canadian Forest Sector Transformation Strategy, FIBRE is meant to be a unique collaborative model that draws upon the capacity of the majority of the major Canadian universities, over 100 professors and 400 students.

FIBRE's mandate comes from a partnership comprised of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), FPInnovations, Natural Resources Canada and the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).

SOURCE: FIBRE - Forest Innovation by Research & Education To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2013/13/c6168.html SOURCE: FIBRE - Forest Innovation by Research & Education Jill Wright, FIBRE communications manager,comms@fibrenetwork.org 519.851.3896

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