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Conference Programme and Events

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On Thursday and Friday April 18-19th, 2013, seven panel discussions will be held along with one breakout session per day. Panels include: academic paper presentations, student presentations, practitioner case studies, and artistic reflections.

Welcome addresses will be given by Deans of both Faculties:

Dr. Noël Sturgeon, Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Dr. Mohini Sain, Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Special Closing keynote:

Dr. Roger Keil, Professor and Director, The CITY Institute at York University, Canada.

There is also an art exhibit showcasing work of many talented and acclaimed artists, inclusive of an interactive exercise. Click here for Art Exhibitors.

On Thursday evening, there will be a Networking Event.

On Saturday, April 20th, 2013, field tours will be held at the Humber Arboretum & Centre for Urban Ecology and of the Alternative Campus Tour at York University.


Rouge Park: The Future of Canada's Premier Urban Wilderness Park

Historical Narratives

Urban Tree Cultures: Identities and Perspectives

Social Inclusion in the Urban Forest: Injustices and community connections

Urban Ecology Education: Innovative approaches

From Government to Governance: Redefining politics

Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Urban Forest

Breakout Sessions

Thursday, April 18th - Sessions

Friday, April 19th - Sessions

Poster Presentations