The Daniels Faculty’s forestry program is now the Institute of Forestry and Conservation

In 2019, the University of Toronto’s former Faculty of Forestry was amalgamated with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The two schools have now been united for an entire academic year — but, until recently, something was missing: the forestry program needed a new name. Finally, it has one. Daniels Faculty Forestry is […]

Forestry field courses turn to video for a pandemic-friendly learning experience

If you’re going to learn to be a forester, it helps to visit a few forests. Master of Forest Conservation students in the Daniels Faculty’s forestry department have traditionally spent part of the academic year participating in field courses that include trips to sites of arboreal interest, near and far. This fall, with the COVID-19 […]

FGSA Newsletter August 2020

Upcoming Events & Reminders Please take some time to fill out the UTGSU COVID-19 Impact Survey at: The UTGSU needs your feedback to best support graduate students as we navigate COVID-19 together Have concerns about UofT’s reopening plan this fall? Please sign the following petition initiated by CUPE 3902: Students financially impacted by […]

Master of Forest Conservation student Jonathan Dionne writes an op-ed about tree stewardship

Jonathan Dionne, a Master of Forest Conservation student at the Daniels Faculty, is spending the summer interning with the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association as a tree stewardship program lead. Jonathan has been involved in advancing the neighbourhood association’s partnership with Neighbourwoods, a community tree stewardship program developed by associate professor Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and lecturer Andy […]

MTI Newsletter: July 2020

  News From MTI Hello Mass Timber Colleagues! This month we are very pleased to feature another mass timber project in Ontario: the mixed-used building at Yonge and Charles in Toronto. Mixed Use at Yonge and Charles (Toronto) Toronto’s first mass timber building creates an inviting, light-filled environment for offices and retail while respecting the […]

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 […]

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: If you are not interested in joining a committee, but would like to give your thoughts, concerns or stories […]

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 […]