The CWPA is a non-profit organization that facilitates an annual convention where the latest developments in science, technology and economics of wood preservation are presented to stakeholders and members in the wood preservation industry.
Membership of the association is open to any person with an interest in the field of wood preservation and protection. Please note that CWPA memberships are offered on an individual basis and are non-transferable.
CWPA has immediate access to a wide-range of technical information on all aspects of wood preservation.
CWPA publishes an annual newsletter to provide members with up-to-date information on issues facing the wood preservation industry.
The Robert W. Stephens Memorial Award is available to graduate students, post doctoral or beginning scientists involved in research pertaining to wood preservation. The award supports travel and attendance costs for young scientists to present the results of their research at the annual CWPA convention.
For more information regarding the Robert W. Stephens Memorial Award, please contact Shekaib Adab firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Robert W. Stephens Memorial Award Winners
2018: Simon Pépin (Université Laval) Development and characterization of a penetrating barrier treatment for wood protection
2017: Dalenda Ben Ammar (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue) Impact of nanofillers on the mechanical properties and fire resistance of wood high density polyethylene composites.
2016: Antoine Cogulet (Université Laval) Degradation of Wood Beneath the Coating: A Way for Monitoring the Coating State.
2015: Gabrielle Boivin (Université Laval) Biocidal Acrylic Latexes Prepared by Miniemulsion Polymerization for Wood Coating Applications.
2014: Kenny Cheng (University of British Columbia) Optimizing Profiling to Reduce the Checking of Pacific Silver Fir Decking.
2013: Wei-Dan Ding (Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue) MMA Hardened Hybrid Poplar Wood.
2012: Wei Xue (University of British Columbia) Mobilized copper from MCQ
2011: Arash Jamaili (University of British Columbia) Water Vapor Plasma Processing of Wood. Runner Up Daniela Tudor (University of Toronto) The Effects of Catechol Treatment on Fungal Melanin Stimulation of Spalting.
2010: Steven Ribarits (University of British Columbia) Finite Element Modelling of the Checking of Wood Exposed to Accelerated Weathering.
2009: Sedric Pankras (University of Toronto) Investigation of the distribution of copper ethanolamine complexes in Alkaline Copper Quat (ACQ) wood preservative.
2008: Amelie Janin (Universite du Quebec) “Optimization and economical study of a chemical leaching process for decontamination of CCA-treated wood waste”.
2006: Christoph F. Schauwecker (Oregon State University) “The use of wood preservatives for phytosanitation: A penetration and emergance study”.
2006: Mojgan Nejad (University of Toronto) “Improving the performance of wooden decks through coatings”.
2004: Hucheng Qi (University of Toronto) “The application of an accelerated hardening technique to recycle CCA-treated wood into wood-cement composites”.
2003: Levi Waldron (University of Toronto) “Prediction of long-term leaching potential on inorganic wood preservatives by diffusion modelling”.