GRIT Lab launches a new NSERC CREATE interdisciplinary training and research program on living green infrastructure

  December 2020 will mark a full decade of environmental research at the University of Toronto’s Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory (GRIT Lab). Spearheaded by landscape architecture professor Liat Margolis in collaboration with civil engineering professors Jennifer Drake and Brent Sleep, biology professor Scott MacIvor, and forestry professor Sean Thomas, GRIT Lab has become an […]

Master of Forest Conservation Virtual Capstone Project Presentations

Tuesday, December 8th to Thursday, December 10th Zoom If you’re a student in forestry, architecture, or landscape architecture, or if you’re a member of the public with an interest in ecological management, you are invited to attend our virtual Master of Forest Conservation capstone presentations. Each MFC capstone will include a 15-minute presentation followed by […]

FGSA Newsletter November 2020

Reminders Accountability Study Group continues every Thursday at 1pm. Check in with your peers, spend an hour working, and then check in at the end. No need to register, a link is sent out weekly. Logo Contest Deadline Extended until this Friday the 13th : help design the Institute of Forestry and Conservation’s new logo. […]

Using tree bark, U of T researcher develops new generation of sustainable products

The Institute of Forestry & Conservation’s cross-appointed Professor Ning Yan is feature in U of T News. U of T’s Ning Yan and her collaborators in the Low-Carbon Renewable Materials Centre are developing a new generation of products made from forestry biomass, including underutilized materials such as tree bark. (Photo: Tyler Irving)   Canada’s forests […]

David Martell receives the Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science

    David Martell, a professor emeritus at the Daniels Faculty’s Institute of Forestry and Conservation, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science, a prize given by the International Association of Wildland Fire to scientists who have demonstrated sustained excellence in wildland fire research. In its pubic […]

Extended Due Date: Help design a new logo for the Institute of Forestry and Conservation

  The due date for this contest has now been extended until November 13, 2020. Earlier this fall, the Daniels Faculty’s forestry program adopted a brand-new name: the Institute of Forestry and Conservation. Now, the program needs a new logo to match. That’s why the Forestry Graduate Students’ Association is holding a logo design contest, […]

Daniels Faculty scientists find that certain Toronto tree species offer more UV protection than others

  The shade of a tree is a welcome relief on a sunny day, but not all tree shade is the same. A recent study by three scientists at the Daniels Faculty’s Institute of Forestry and Conservation has found that certain tree species are better than others at blocking the sun’s invisible UV radiation, which […]

In Memoriam: Amalia Veneziano

It is with great sadness that the Institute of Forestry and Conservation has learned of the peaceful recent passing of Amalia Veneziano in late August. Amalia was a long-time administrative coordinator of the University of Toronto for almost forty years, spending the majority of her service with the Faculty of Forestry before retiring almost five […]

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