Forestry News

Oct
17

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 […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Academic . Article . Forestry News . News
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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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Oct
11

MFC Student Laura Nguyen Wins Tree Canada’s Urban Forestry Student Award

The Faculty of Forestry congratulates MFC student Laura Nguyen on representing us well by winning the 2018 Tree Canada Urban Forestry Student Award. Tree Canada awards students “who have a strong interest in and dedication for urban forestry as demonstrated by their academic, volunteerism and extra-curricular activities.” Laura was presented with the award at the […]

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Oct
02

Recent history and foresters: A Women in Wood Article by Dr. Anne Koven

Anne Koven graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry where she is an instructor and adjunct professor. She served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board where she conducted the Class Environmental Assessment Hearing for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario. She has also been actively involved in […]

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Sep
19
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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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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