Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  GPRC-CRI recently hosted Ray Darwent, Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service from Edmonton.  Ray is the defacto editor of a newly launched news service that features research being conducted by Canadian Forest Service Scientists.  Northern Notes is a newsletter that will feature four research projects each edition.  Insights will focus on one... Read More
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
A tour of willow plantations and combustion technologies was a perfect activity for Earth Day.  GPRC-CRI co-hosted the 2nd AROWRN Field Day recently to see firsthand how willow can be grown and harvested as a biomass for combustion technologies.  Nearly 40 municipal government staff, scientists, industry representatives and students were on-the-bus to see how willow moves from plantation to... Read More
Monday, April 6, 2015
While April started with a bit of the fool - another touch of winter - it did not start with any funding certainty either.  That doesn't mean there is a problem....just like many of you with your revenues - a delay in securing the contracts.  This will be an item for May.  in the meantime - from the Desk of the Director goes like this: Director's Office:  I am pleased to introduce the new... Read More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
While this March brings moments of spring like weather there remains a real and I suggest a metaphoric ‘chill in the air’.  The metaphoric chill extends to our collective futures relative to the Alberta’s ‘current fiscal reality’.  For those of you who operate on daily revenue flow, uncertainty on revenues is a constant.  For those who operate in the contract/job bid/success world, revenue ups... Read More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
So….ever wonder what’s on my desk? Tonight it is budget processes and plans for the Department and the College.  As a member of the Budget Committee I will be contributing to the operational plan of GPRC for 2015-2016.  Uncertainty remains relative to our base funds yet opportunity is being explored, relative to revenue generating ideas.  What remains my primary responsibility as Director Centre... Read More