Fears over future of University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry
As climate change makes urban forests more important than ever, students and staff at the University of Toronto’s faculty of forestry are worried about their future.
The university is considering changes to its academic structure, inspiring more than 300 supporters to sign a petition to save the faculty.
U of T vice-president and provost Cheryl Regehr said student demand for the forestry faculty hasn’t kept up with other programs. She explained that the school is looking for the “best administrative structure” for the study of forest sciences, a subject covered by other disciplines throughout the university.
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