Forestry News

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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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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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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Sep
19

Meet the man on a mission to map Toronto’s oldest trees

Forestry expert Eric Davies says Toronto’s oldest trees have valuable special abilities – they’ve evolved to thrive here for hundreds of years. How old is your most elderly neighbour? 80? 95? Try 250. Maybe even older – assuming your neighbour is a tree. Eric Davies, a U of T PhD candidate in forestry, is on […]

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Jul
18

Climate change extending forest fire season in Ontario & Alberta, researcher finds – [Audio]

‘Stroke of luck’ Ontario forest fire season quiet so far: University of Toronto professor says Climate change means this year’s relatively quiet forest fire season in Ontario is not what we should expect in the future, says David Martell, a professor emeritus in the faculty of forestry at the University of Toronto. He was part […]

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Jul
12

Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

Canada’s forest sector is leading the way in innovation and clean technology, while supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today visited Natures Affinity’s production facility, which is producing biodegradable packaging that reduces greenhouse gases. Natures […]

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Apr
11

The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), and the Duchy of Cornwall are pleased to announce the four outstanding recipients of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. Now in its third year, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is a UK-Canada partnership initiative between […]

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