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Feb
19

MFC Student, Natalie Heyblom, presented with the White Pine Award at Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

Forests Ontario’s 6th Annual Conference took place in Alliston on February 14th, bringing together close to 400 landowners, forestry professionals, Indigenous leaders, educators and students. The largest of its kind in the province, the annual conference features presentations, local exhibitors, a silent auction for charity, and an awards ceremony which recognizes important contributors to forestry. […]

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Feb
06

2019 Master of Forest Conservation Capstone Presentations

Each December our Master of Forest Conservation students complete their program with their Capstone Presentations which involves analysing information and preparing formal reports based on their summer internships and in consultation with individual faculty supervisors. The 2019 MFC Capstones took place December 9th, 10th and 11th. A lot of dedicated hard work and preparation goes […]

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Dec
17

Meet Eugene Franklin Johnston- Class of 1949

Photo of Eugene Johnston, age 94-years young, taken at the Johnson Brothers Tree Farm I have a story I would like to share with you about a young professional forester, Eugene Franklin Johnston, known by many as “Pud,” who graduated from the Faculty of Forestry in 1949. This young man entered the forestry profession at […]

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Dec
03

Forestry PhD student Joel Goodwin receives a C. David Naylor University Fellowship

Joel Goodwin, who is in the first year of his PhD studies in the Daniels Faculty’s forestry program, has received one of this year’s C. David Naylor University Fellowships. The prestigious award, valued at $30,000, is granted annually to as many as two high-achieving first-year doctoral students (or doctoral-stream master’s students) who graduated from a […]

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Nov
21

Mass timber pitch wins hypothetical cheque at the Ontario Economic Summit

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s annual Ontario Economic Summit was held on November 14th at the Beanfield Centre where the University of Toronto presented the Next Big Idea Pitch Session to predict what’s next on the innovation horizon and how it will make Ontario more competitive. The event was moderated by the University of Toronto’s […]

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Nov
21

Dean’s Letter 2019

  Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to provide you with an annual overview of recent achievements and events and to highlight programs and milestones we look forward to in the year ahead. New Programs for advanced study The 2019-2020 academic year brings with it new and improved programs for our students, including revamped post-professional […]

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Nov
21

Forestry student receives scholarship to attend the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Annual Conference in Virginia

From October 22-24, I had the privilege of being one of two lucky Canadian students that received a scholarship to attend the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia. The SFI hosted several amazing speakers, including a manager from Project Learning Tree promoting Green Jobs across Canada on a wooden bike and speakers discussing […]

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Nov
14

November Convocation

November 7th, 2019 marked the first time that graduating Forestry students marched into Convocation Hall under the banner of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The November Convocation generally features a smaller cohort of graduates than the June ceremony, so this fall we are honoring three Forestry students. Dr. Yiwen Zhang, […]

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