Forestry News

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 […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Uncategorized
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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, […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Academic . Forestry News . News
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Jan
24

International PhD students at U of T to pay domestic tuition fees

Starting in the fall of 2018, most international PhD students at the University of Toronto will pay tuition fees equivalent to those of domestic students. “This is very positive news for the University,” said Joshua Barker, dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and vice-provost of graduate research and education. “We strive to remove […]

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Jan
24

Canada’s Urban Forestry Footprint

Mapping the extent and intensity of urban forestry activities Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and MFC student, Yu Yung, whose work and internship have been instrumental for gathering this information, would like to share the mapping results of the project “Urban Forestry Footprint in Canada” that helps to see the extent and intensity of urban forestry activities […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Forestry News . News . Research
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Nov
08

There’s still time to save Lake Superior’s threatened caribou

Toronto Star commentary by MFC alumnus Leo Lepiano For now, and for at least a short while longer, the caribou of Lake Superior are still here. Their disappearance need not be accepted by those of us who are awake enough and free enough to choose. The recent article, “Will anyone act to save the caribou? […]

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Nov
01

Foresters Club Tree I.D. Sessions

On Friday, October 27th, the Foresters Club hosted a fall hike and tree ID session at High Park. The event was such a success that we’ve decided to host another one! On Monday, November 13th, we’ll be hosting a second session on campus. We’ll be meeting outside the Faculty at 1pm. We’ll be focusing on […]

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Oct
18

2017 Prince of Wales Award winner, Dana Collins

2017 Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry Presented to MFC Alumni, Dana Collins Photo Caption (from left to right): Megan Smith, CIF-IFC Past President; Dana Collins, CIF-IFC Executive Director; and Geraint Richards, Head Forester, Duchy of Cornwall, England. October 12, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is […]

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Oct
01