Forestry News

Sep
16

Professor Mohini Sain elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Professor Mohini Sain’s (MIE) research focuses on the sustainable manufacturing of low-carbon and carbon-neutral materials. (Photo: University of Toronto)   Professor Mohini Sain (MIE) has been elected a 2021 fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The RSC’s mission is to recognize excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and […]

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Sep
16

Canadian Wood Council and the Daniels Faculty partner to publish “Places of Production: Forest and Factory”

  “Places of Production: Forest and Factory” is a new publication from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Council and the woodSMART Program. The title comes from the research studio of the same name, led by Professor Robert Wright and Professor Brigitte Shim, that explored […]

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Sep
13

Welcome from Dean Juan Du

  Welcome to the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto! I wish to acknowledge this land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting […]

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Jul
21

How the Ontario Woodlot Association is Using LiDAR to Help Woodlot Owners Make Decisions by Ben Gwilliam, MFC Student

Article written for The Ontario Woodlander, Issue 103 (June 2021), a publication of the Ontario Woodlot Association where Ben Gwilliam is currently working his MFC program summer internship.   Woodlots provide us with fuel, timber, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem services that will help us to mitigate climate change, but how can landowners measure these to […]

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Jul
21

Ambika Tenneti, Foresty PhD student, explores ways to make Toronto’s urban forests, ravines more inclusive

Ambika Tenneti, a PhD student at U of T, is investigating community engagement in the city’s urban forests, looking specifically at factors that lead to inclusion or exclusion among immigrant communities (photo by Don Campbell).   Ambika Tenneti, a PhD student in the forestry department at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, was […]

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Jul
09

Nature poetry book published by Paul Aird, Professor Emeritus

When Paul Aird applied for an academic position at the Faculty of Forestry in 1974 after twenty years as a research scientist in Quebec’s forestry industry, interviewers never asked him about creative writing.  As Aird went on to become Professor of Forest Conservation Policy, his poems, stories and fables about the natural world quietly accumulated […]

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Jul
09

FGSA publishes guide to trees on the St. George campus

The Daniels Faculty’s Forestry Graduate Student Association (FGSA) has published the third edition of Guide to Campus Trees, a field guide for trees and shrubs on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. The guide is both a point of interest for those visiting and walking the campus, and a useful learning tool for incoming forestry grad […]

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Jun
23

Danijela Puric-Mladenovic acts as Urban Forest Lead in first-of-its-kind study: “Natural Climate Solutions for Canada”

Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic, assistant professor in the Daniels Faculty’s forestry program, has contributed to the recently published study “Natural Climate Solutions for Canada” led by global conservation organization the Nature Conservancy, and its Canadian affiliate: Nature United. The study was published in Science Advances and details an array of low-cost natural climate solutions that “are broadly […]

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