A new manufacturing sector is taking hold in Canada after a “survival of the fittest” shakeout, a new study suggests.
Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors has announced that forestry executive, lawyer, arts patron and SFU alumna Anne Giardini, Q.C., will become the university’s 11th chancellor. Ms. Giardini will be installed as chancellor on June 13, when the term of Chancellor Carole Taylor concludes.
Manufacturing sales in B.C. rebounded in January to stay within the elevated range observed since October. Shipments reached a seasonally adjusted estimate of $3.51 billion – a 3.3% increase from December, with unadjusted sales up nearly 6% from year-ago levels.
The US government is to launch a competition for the design of high-rise timber buildings as part of a US$1m initiative to encourage the use of wood as a structural material.
Wooden skyscrapers could tick a number of important boxes, including making a serious contribution to cutting climate impacts. The good news is they’re already helping to do that.