Academic

Sep
22

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 […]

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Aug
18

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 […]

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Aug
13

FGSA Newsletter August 2020

Upcoming Events & Reminders Please take some time to fill out the UTGSU COVID-19 Impact Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8HCY7KC. 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: https://www.change.org/p/meric-gertler-u-of-t-s-reopening-plan-is-not-safe-enough-we-need-to-take-fall-2020-online? Students financially impacted by […]

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Aug
05

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 […]

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Jul
17

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 […]

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Jun
25

2020 Forestry Publications

Forestry’s 2020 peer-reviewed publications:     Faculty members Papers Reviewed and Published Professor Patrick James Carbayo HR, Pino J, Bonal R, James PMA, Hampe A, Espelta JM. (in press). Disentangling the effects of host genetic identity, ontogeny and spatial distribution in insect herbivory in expanding oak forests. Annals of Forest Science Larroque J, Johns R, […]

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Jun
03

Spring Convocation 2020

For the first time due to the current COVID pandemic, the University of Toronto hosted a single virtual convocation ceremony  on June 2nd for the approximate 15,500 students graduating from its three campuses. Normally spring convocation is spread over more than thirty separate ceremonies during a three-week span, all taking place in Convocation Hall on […]

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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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