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19.05.23 - Alumni Reunion 2023 at the Daniels Faculty

The biggest U of T alumni gathering of the year takes place across campus and online May 30–June 4. Check out what the Daniels Faculty has lined up for Alumni Reunion 2023.

Campus Tree Walk

Friday, June 2, 10:00-12:00, Huron Street and Willcocks Street

Join alumni for a guided walk around campus exploring different tree species. This tour runs rain or shine. This walk will be led by Jack Radecki (Registered Consultant Arborist, U of T B.Sc. Forestry alumni) and Eric Davies (Managed Forest Plan Approver, U of T Ph.D. Candidate in Forest Ecology). 

Building in a Forest 

Friday, June 2, 12:30-1:30 pm, Main Hall 
Free and open to the public

Join Assistant Professor Jay Pooley and Adam Gorgolewski of Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Preserve for a lecture on the Daniels Faculty Design Build Studio, a cornerstone of experiential learning at U of T. Uniquely powerful as the primary mode of hands-on building instruction, it offers lasting engagement opportunities and reflection within the design degrees.

Every summer, this Design Build Studio, which is now in its fifth year, hosts a group of undergraduate students at Bone Lake Research Camp at the Haliburton Forest, where they work to design and build a small piece of infrastructural architecture. The students engage faculty, community members, and Forestry staff to build with local materials while engaging in multiple aspects of design, construction, and forestry management.

Register for the in-person event.

Jay Pooley is a Toronto-based architect, art director and journeyman carpenter. His work demonstrates expertise in the design and rapid realization of technically complex set constructions, installations and special effects for film production on a global scale. Pooley is currently an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, where he coordinates the first-year undergraduate design studios How to Design Almost Anything, a collaborative design studio with the Faculty of Applied Science: Design + Engineering I, and the fourth-year Design-Build Research Opportunity Program. 

Adam Gorgolewski is the Research Coordinator at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve. He established and runs Haliburton Forest Research Institute, and is in charge of facilitating and coordinating internal and external research projects at Haliburton Forest. He is an active member of the forest management team, and also runs Haliburton Forest’s maple syrup operation. He holds a Ph.D. in forestry from the University of Toronto, and is a registered professional forester in training.

How are forests managed and grown?

Friday, June 2, 6:00-7:00 pm, New College

What do you know about sustainable forest management and forestry? Come hear a forester talk about how they sustainably manage and grow forests! This lecture will be given by Catherine Edwards (Registered Professional Forester, and U of T Master of Forest Conservation alumna).