Silver Medal for CNC
Prince George, B.C. – The College of New Caledonia (CNC) has earned some international recognition.
The College tied for a silver medal in the 2016 Global Best Awards in the category of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the North America region.
It’s in honour of its partnership with Dunkley Lumber and the CNC Research Society. CNC was presented the award at the 13th annual IPN conference in Oslo, Norway last week.
“We are extremely excited to receive this medal,” said CNC president Henry Reiser. “The college is very proud of our innovative projects, which unite our educational programming with our local industry needs. These sort of partnerships are a great model of how we would like to see education and training develop in the future, and we are delighted to be leaders on such a global scale.”
The 2016 Global Best Awards celebrate partnerships among educational institutions, private businesses, and others stakeholders that boost learning and employability through collaboration.
An international panel selected Global Best Award winners at the gold and silver levels in six categories in each of the geographical regions: Africa; Asia; Australia and Oceania; Europe; Middle East; North America; and South America. At the conference a global winner is selected in each category as well as an overall Global Best.
Since 2008, CNC’s Natural Resource and Environmental Technology program has been supported by the 12,500-hectare CNC Research Forest.
Working with business partner Dunkley Lumber, the College annually harvests and sells approximately 30,000m3 of timber from the Research Forest to fund applied research initiatives.