Forestry News

Aug
14

Wildfires will only get worse unless we learn how to live with them

Mike Wotton, a Research Scientist at the University of Toronto featured in The Globe and Mail. Wildfire activity and its impact are increasing around much of the world. We see it on the news every summer now. Different locations (and sometimes the same locations) and different impacts – sometimes terrible, tragic impacts – but everywhere […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Academic . Forestry News . News
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Jul
11

A Toronto Star article: Boreal caribou are rapidly dwindling in Canada. It’s critical that we protect their habitat

A Toronto Star article by the Faculty of Forestry’s Professor Jay Malcolm and Adjunct Professor Faisal Moola, and Julee Boan, Boreal Program Manager at Ontario Nature. Scientists have been tracking the decline of boreal caribou in Canada for decades. Researchers have spent years studying the impacts of forestry and other industrial development on this elusive […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Academic . Forestry News . News . Research
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Jun
27

Adjunct Professor Dr. Shaffiq Jaffer Inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

The Faculty of Forestry would like to congratulate Adjunct Professor Dr. Shaffiq Jaffer on his induction into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. The Academy comprises many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. It […]

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Jun
26

Propagating Canada’s 150th Birthday Tree

The Faculty of Forestry’s Prof. Sandy Smith, Prof. Sally Krigstin, Eric Davies and Alex Stepniak are working diligently to propagate all of Toronto’s native heritage trees which means breeding plant specimens by natural processes from the parent stock. Last year in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday year, maple seedlings were collected and are being specially […]

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Jun
13

Convocation 2018!

  On the evening of Thursday, June 7th, 2018, the Faculty of Forestry’s Class of 2018 gathered together once more. Thirty-Two Master of Forest Conservation students and one Ph.D. candidate received their diplomas this year, after many long hours of studious preparation. A hearty congratulations to all! MFC graduate Alex Stepniak is eager to start […]

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May
08

Forestry’s Involvement in U of T Academic Wood Tower and Ontario’s Mass Timber Institute

Read all about Dean Robert Wright, Prof. Mohini Sain and Dr. Anne Koven’s involvement in the University’s new 14-storey Academic Wood Tower and Ontario’s Mass Timber Institute initiative. The future of construction is wood! Click here to read the full story from U of T News

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Mar
28

A novel study released highlighting the importance of tree cover and species diversity in Toronto schools

With the support of the Toronto District School Board, Janani Sivarajah, Prof. Sandy Smith, and Prof. Sean Thomas found that increasing tree cover and planting a diverse array of trees are important. They found that the effects of tree cover and species composition on academic performance were most pronounced in schools that showed the highest […]

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Jan
30

Professor Shashi Kant Appointed to the Order of Ontario

The Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Shashi Kant to the Order of Ontario by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario as announced on Monday, January 29th, 2018. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour, […]

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