Fredericton Bathurst

Archives for October, 2017

In the News: MCFT UAV/Drone Instructor Comments on Drone Collison with Passenger Airliner

On Thursday, October 12th, 2017 a serious incident occurred between a passenger plane and a drone while the aircraft was on final approach to Jean Lesageue Airport in Quebec City. While the aircraft only suffered minor damage, the results could have been catastrophic.

Canada’s Federal Transport Minister, Marc Garneau, said "This should not have happened. That drone should not have been there...

A Life of True Grime

Sorry Mom and Dad…your life here at MCFT has now been SOILED!! 

Today was the first day of the rest of your life where you will look at the dirt under our feet as something a bit more magical than before. Never again will you think of the phrase “ a stick in the mud” as being boring!

Grab a handful of dirt. Texture the soil between your thumb and index finger. It’s been so bone dry here...

Insect Collections

It's been a long summer collecting insects for second year MCFT students, but now they can begin the pinning and presentation phases of their insect collection projects. Each summer students are responsible for collecting 40 different insects from 7 different orders (Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Odonata, Orthoptera). During the first lab students generally focus on...

Utility Arborist Program

Maritime College of Forest Technology announces new Utility Arborist Program

                                                                                                                                                                              (Photo provided by NB Power)

Fredericton, New Brunswick – 6 June 2016 - The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) is pleased to...

Wildlife Students - Projects

If you were to take a walk through the MCFT wildlife lab the first thing that you would notice is that there are a lot of skulls, bones, and skeletons.  Thanks to the MCFT class of 2016 there is one more skeleton to add to the collection.  As part of the Advanced Fish and Wildlife program, students are required to prepare a number of skeletons, skulls, and jaws for presentation.  Projects...