Academic

Nov
13

How Toronto’s ravines have become critically ill — and how they can be saved

Click here to read the article from Toronto Star   Other links related to Toronto’s Ravine: Ecological collapse of Toronto’s ravine system has begun, researcher says How much would an inventory of trees in Toronto’s ravine system cost? City will find out Forest ecologist Eric Davies on Toronto’s oldest trees Studies say Toronto’s ravines and […]

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Oct
16

Reflections on searching for and finding Kirtland’s Warbler: An Article by Paul Aird, Professor Emertus

Reflections on searching for and finding Kirtland’s Warbler in Ontario and Québec, 1976-2016 An article by the Faculty of Forestry’s Paul Aird, Professor Emertus, which appeared in the August 2018 edition of Ontario Birds, the journal of the Ontario Field Ornithologists.

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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 […]

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Aug
08

One man’s quest to restore native Canadian trees to Toronto

Faculty of Forestry PhD candidate Eric Davies was featured in two major newspaper articles this week featuring his work creating a permanent record of Toronto’s ecological past in mapping out significant native tree species and collecting seed specimens for present-day and future planting to preserve the city’s natural environmental history. The Globe and Mail: One […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Dec
28

Ontario Bridge Training Program for Foresters

Funded by: Do you need training for any competencies to become a Registered Professional Forester? Next Bridge Training sessions begin January 30, 2017 (late registrations will be accepted until Feb. 8, 2017) Developed by The Faculty of Forestry in partnership with Canadian Institute of Forestry and Haliburton Forest, The Ontario Bridge Training Program For Foresters […]

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