The Mass Timber Institute releases an open-access Mass Timber Building Science Primer

    Mass timber, a category of engineered wood-based structural building materials suitable for large-scale infrastructure projects, promises to change the way buildings are designed. But, to many practitioners in the design and construction industries, mass timber is still a little mysterious. Architects and builders may have seen headlines about tall wooden buildings shooting up in […]

The Leaflet: FGSA’s monthly newsletter (April 2021)

    Enjoy the April 2021 issue of the Leaflet, produced by the Forestry Graduate Students’ Association: The Leaflet – Issue 2 – April 2021

The Mass Timber Institute will co-host TimberCon, March 18 & 19, 2021

  The Daniels Faculty’s Mass Timber Institute is devoted to the study and promotion of next-generation wood products that promise to change the way we build our cities. Later this month, the institute will be co-hosting a major mass timber conference. TimberCon, which the MTI is hosting in partnership with The Architect’s Newspaper, will take place on March 18 […]

UofT News: A walk in the park? How spending time in nature can boost mental health

  If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or discouraged, finding the energy to get outdoors may be hard – but it could be one of the best things you could do to lift your mood, particularly during COVID-19. Ontario health-care providers are now offering “Parks Prescriptions” through a new program called PaRx that recommends spending time in nature […]

The Leaflet: FGSA’s monthly newsletter (March 2021)

Enjoy the March 2021 issue of the Leaflet, produced by the Forestry Graduate Student Association:   Issue 1 – The Leaflet – March 2021    

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Dibyendu Roy

It is with sad regret to announce that Professor Emeritus Dibyendu Roy quietly passed away on February 16th. Born in Calcutta, India, Dr. Roy started teaching at the Faculty of Forestry in the mid-1960s, spending the next forty years of his career here before retiring. He taught organic chemistry to all the undergraduate forestry students […]

Recent MFC Graduate wins Forests Ontario’s White Pine Award

On February 4th, 2021, Forests Ontario held their 7th annual conference and first virtual conference, bringing together nearly 500 landowners, forestry professionals, Indigenous leaders, educators, and students from across the province, country, and globe.   “The theme for this year’s conference, Growing Our Future, couldn’t be more timely,” said the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of […]

FGSA Newsletter February 2021

News & Upcoming Events Accountability Hours will be starting again this month. They will be held every Wednesday this semester from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Zoom links will be sent out weekly. The New FGSA Website is up and running. Visit our new site at Be sure to follow us on Facebook (@UofTFGSA) and Instagram […]

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