Forestry News


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 […]

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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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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 […]

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MTI Newsletter: June 2020

  News From MTI Hello Mass Timber Colleagues! This month we are very pleased to feature a stunning mass timber project in Ontario built with Canadian Mass Timber: The Orillia Waterfront Centre. Project Feature: Orillia Waterfront Centre When the previous building was destroyed by fire, the City of Orillia re-envisioned the new Waterfront Centre as […]

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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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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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Master of Forest Conservation students head north for their annual Winter Field Tour

When the weather in the city is at its most frigid, master’s students in the Daniels Faculty’s forestry program head north, to parts of Ontario where the air is even colder. The Winter Field Tour is an annual tradition that has been happening for two decades. Master of Forest Conservation students go on a weekend-long […]

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