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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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Oct
01
Sep
13

Meet Robert Wright, our new dean

Article from:- UofT News, September 11, 2017 Robert Wright works in an office lined with reminders of the past, but his thoughts are on the future and mapping a way forward for forest science research and education at U of T. Wright, a long-time member of U of T’s academic community, is beginning a two-year […]

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