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Jul
06

Daniels Faculty professors to participate in a new, $5-million Wildland Fire Research Network

Dr. David Martell (Left) and Dr. Patrick James (Right) On June 24, Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced that the federal government would be partnering with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to provide $5 million for the creation of a new Wildland Fire Research Network — a Canada-wide […]

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Jul
03

FGSA Newsletter July 2020

Reminder The FGSA is still looking for individuals interested in being a part of an Equity Commission to help facilitate discussions on equity within the faculty and its programs. If interested, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/6JtjhGWisA1DHSSZ9 If you are not interested in joining a committee, but would like to give your thoughts, concerns or stories […]

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Jul
02

The Globe and Mail: The Norway maple is a bully, and shouldn’t be confused with the sugar maple tree

Canadian leaf / Canadian maple tree / a red maple leaf ILLUSTRATION BY RONTECH2000 The following opinion piece for The Globe and Mail by MFC graduate Peter Kuitenbrouwer was published on June 26, 2020. The Norway maple is a hardy tree that thrives much better than our domestic sugar maple in harsh urban conditions. City […]

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Jun
03

FGSA Newsletter June 2020

Reminder A reminder that the Forestry Graduate Students’ Association is still here! And we are here to help answer questions you may have. We hope everyone has access to getting outside while we continue to stay distant from those outside our household. The FGSA will be continuing to facilitate contact and engagement for students interested. […]

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May
05

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Victor “Vic” Smith

Professor Emeritus Victor “Vic” Smith recently passed away on April 15th. Both a student and faculty member of the Faculty of Forestry, Dr. Smith first earned his BScF in 1949. After venturing up north to work in Espanola, Ontario as a district forest engineer, he returned to the Faculty in 1963 to complete his MScF. […]

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Apr
29

Interim Dean Announcement

A familiar face will be taking on the role of Interim Dean for the Daniels Faculty starting July 1, 2020. Former Faculty of Forestry Dean, Robert Wright, will replace Dean Richard Sommer who is stepping down at the end of June after ten years. His term will be for one year as the Advisory Search […]

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Apr
14

In Memoriam: Adjunct Professor Jagmohan Maini

This past March, former Adjunct Professor, Jagmohan Maini, quietly passed away at his home after a long and distinguished forestry career. A long-time supporter of the former Faculty of Forestry, Dr. Maini was a consistent presence at many faculty events. Dr. Maini worked as a Research Scientist, Research Director, and Forest and Environmental Policy Advisor […]

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Feb
06

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus James Bendell

Forestry has unfortunately learned that one of our Professor Emeriti, James Bendell, has recently passed away. Professor Bendell was a Professor of Wildlife Biology at the Faculty of Forestry from 1972 to 1991. His research concentrated on population ecology and he was considered a world expert on grouse. A celebration of his life will take […]

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