Professor Jeremy Rickards
Professor Rickards began his career in forest engineering in 1978 when he left an industrial engineering position in private business to join the Forest Engineering Department at the University of New Brunswick. As a teacher, he had a direct effect on more than 300 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students in forest engineering. As Head of the Forest Engineering Department for 8 years, he became an advocator of the profession in Canada and around the world. He has participated in professional affairs at the local, national, and international levels. As a milestone event for the profession, Professor Rickards established the Journal of Forest Engineering in 1989 and managed it for 12 years. He is currently retired and lives in New Brunswick, Canada.