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May
28

Diversity strengthens forests: A Women in Wood article by Janani Sivarajah, PhD Candidate

“I expected you to have an accent, but you spoke the clearest out of all the speakers” We often think of people in forestry as two units “women vs men”, but undermine the importance of heterogeneity and diversity within genders. Diversity is a complex term that also includes race, and age. Having a diverse group […]

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May
21

The Faculty of Forestry and MOCA Presents ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’ Summer Exhibition

The Life of a Dead Tree Mark Dion May 24–July 28, 2019 Floor 3 Artist Mark Dion brings a massive, fully grown, deceased tree, along with its inhabitants, to MOCA for the museum’s first summer exhibition in the Tower Automotive Building. This specially conceived project marks the 100th anniversary of the Tower Automotive building and […]

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Apr
30

Haliburton Forest Research Day – Friday, May 10th, 2019

You are invited to Research Day at Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve, featuring members of the Faculty of Forestry. This event is held once a year to showcase research occurring within Haliburton Forest, and to encourage collaboration and networking between researchers. The presentations are aimed toward a general audience, and this year we have an […]

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Feb
27

A Celebration of Life Service for Professor Emeritus Forrest Buckingham

Professor Forrest Buckingham, a favourite professor here at the Faculty of Forestry from 1957 until his retirement in 1988, recently passed away in December. Professor Buckingham specialized in forest mensuration and statistics, forest climatology, and forest hydrology, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. A Celebration of Life Service for Professor Buckingham will take place on […]

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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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