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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
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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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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