Forestry Education at Toronto

By John W.B. Sisam

© 1961

Dean Sisam has traced the history of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto from its establishment over fifty years ago to the present day. The first half of his survey is chronological, first glancing at the historical background, then describing the gradual development from 1907 to 1929, the depression, war, and post-war eras. The second half is analytical, examining curriculum, enrolment, and employment, graduate studies and research, the University Forest and Ranger School, and undergraduate and Alumni affairs. A number of appendices provide pertinent background data, including a list of Forestry graduates, and there are illustrations of some of the high points in the Faculty's history.
Alumni of the Faculty of Forestry will be especially interested in seeing how their Faculty developed, recognizing familiar names and faces, and perhaps reminiscing. It will also be of interest to those concerned with the background of forestry in the Province of Ontario and indeed in Canada as a whole.
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  • Page Count: 138 pages
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Dean Sisam has traced the history of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto from its establishment over fifty years ago to the present day. The first half of his survey is chronological. The second half is analytical.

Forestry Education at Toronto

By John W.B. Sisam

© 1961

Dean Sisam has traced the history of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto from its establishment over fifty years ago to the present day. The first half of his survey is chronological, first glancing at the historical background, then describing the gradual development from 1907 to 1929, the depression, war, and post-war eras. The second half is analytical, examining curriculum, enrolment, and employment, graduate studies and research, the University Forest and Ranger School, and undergraduate and Alumni affairs. A number of appendices provide pertinent background data, including a list of Forestry graduates, and there are illustrations of some of the high points in the Faculty's history.
Alumni of the Faculty of Forestry will be especially interested in seeing how their Faculty developed, recognizing familiar names and faces, and perhaps reminiscing. It will also be of interest to those concerned with the background of forestry in the Province of Ontario and indeed in Canada as a whole.
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Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 138 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    John William Bernard Sisam was born at Springhill, Nova Scotia. He was educated in Moncton and Fredericton, and he graduated in 1931 from the University of New Brunswick with the degree of Bachelor of the Science of Forestry. Subsequently, he received a Master of Forestry degree, magna cum laude, at the School of Forestry, Yale University, 1937. Both before and after graduation, he was engaged in silvicultural research with the Dominion Forest Service. In May 1939 he was appointed Director, Imperial Forestry Bureau, Oxford and remained in this position until 1945 when he became Associate Professor of Forestry at the University of Toronto. Two years later he was appointedDean of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, and has continued as its head during the past thirteen years.