About this Degree
Forests have traditionally been managed primarily as sources of timber and revenue. However, there is increasing recognition of their immense cultural, social and environmental role, focused particularly by recent United Nations conferences in Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. Increasingly the focus of forest management has shifted to include biodiversity maintenance, ecological sustainability, and the protection of wildlife and their habitats. Canadians, as custodians of 10% of the remaining global forest cover, and 25% of the undisturbed frontier forest, have both the option and the responsibility to provide global leadership in forest conservation and sustainable forest management.
Forest Conservation programs at the University of Toronto prepare students for this critically important role by combining traditional ecological (biology, zoology) and physical (soil science, hydrology) sciences with social sciences. Forest conservationists increasingly focus on complex, emerging social and community issues, such as aboriginal rights and land tenure, protection of wilderness parklands, preservation of urban green space, and the use of forests for carbon sequestration.
Responsible stewardship of our forests and the changing focus from industrial timber production to forest conservation has greatly expanded the range of expertise necessary. Graduates can pursue a wide range of new career opportunities developing in private, government and non-government environmental organizations where forest conservationists increasingly work as members of multidisciplinary teams of environmental and resource managers. Graduates from forest conservation programs can also pursue graduate programs in a wide range of disciplines, including forest conservation, forestry, environmental sciences and international development.
- Adaptation and Biodiversity
- Environmental Biology: Structure and Function of Ecosystems
- Conservation of Canada's Forests
- Conservation of Tropical and Subtropical Forests
- Social Cultural Anthropology and Global Issues
- Biology of Trees and Forests
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesForensic Science Biodiversity & Conservation Forestry View 17 other Bachelors in Forensic Science in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All applicants are required to present a senior level/Grade 12 English course for admission consideration
- An International Baccalaureate Diploma, including English HL or SL is required for admission
- English is the language of instruction and examination at U of T, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency
International58160 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 58160 CAD per year during 48 months.
National6100 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6100 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Toronto
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