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University of Toronto disestablishes Faculty of Forestry

By Michael Teoh
The Varsity – The U of Toronto Student Newspaper
July 11, 2019
Category: Forestry

TORONTO — In its final meeting of 2018–2019, Governing Council approved a proposal to disestablish U of T’s Faculty of Forestry and restructure it as a graduate unit under the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Following a discussion period, which included statements of opposition from the Forestry Graduate Students’ Association and the University of Toronto Students’ Union, the proposal received 29 votes in favour and two abstentions. Effective July 1, the 112-year-old faculty, which was Canada’s first for forestry-related studies, will close. …The proposal does not outline any changes to either Daniels or Forestry programs. …Forestry-specific endowments and graduate funding will remain, as will the FGSA as a representative for Forestry students.

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