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 […]

Help design a new logo for the Institute of Forestry and Conservation

  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, open exclusively to Daniels Faculty students. (Because who better?) Entrants are required to submit […]

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 […]

FGSA News Letter October 2020

Upcoming Events Logo Contest Help design the Institute of Forestry and Conservation’s new Logo. $200 prize. Details on our https://www.uoftfgsa.weebly.com website. Accountability Study Group – Every Thurs. at 1pm EST Need to get work done? Join us for our study/work sessions every week, where we work alongside each other with our cameras off. The zoom […]

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 […]

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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