We are proud to nominate Dr. Shashikant as our next "Human Star" under "Day out with a Star" platform at for his contribution to shaping the forestry profession in India and Canada.

Dr. Sahshikant is the recipient of the "Order of Ontario" announced on Jan 29, 2018. The Order of Ontario is the highest award of the Ontario province in Canada.

Chandra Kishore, Founder, Indian Environment Network and "Day out with a Star" platform will sit with Dr. Shashikant over a cup of virtual coffee on Facebook Live on February 17 9:30 PM India time/ Feb 17 11 AM US EST. Here is the direct link to the scheduled interview. Watch it LIVE at 

We will be talking about his life journey, sustainability management, and how we can guide the next generation of environment professionals and entrepreneurs make the right career decisions.

Dr. Shashi Kant is the Founding Director of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program and Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Management at the University of Toronto.

His citation for the "Order of Ontario reads reads: " Shashi Kant, Toronto - professor of forest resource economics : The only Canadian to win the Queen's Award for Forestry, he has an international reputation as an expert in the intersection of forest management and human rights, and is a leader in his field for considering sustainability and social aspects of forest management. He is the founding director of the University of Toronto's ground-breaking Master of Science in Sustainability Management program."

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About the Expert: Dr. Shashi Kant is the Director of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program and Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Management at the University of Toronto. His research has been focused on extending the boundaries of forest economics beyond the economics of timber. He has published five books and more than 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters. He is leading a Global Think Tank called New Frontiers of Forest Economics (NEFFE), and is editor-in-chief of a book series, Sustainability, Economics and Natural Resources, published by Springer. The book series aims to integrate the concept of sustainability into forest economics as well as reflect the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of economics. He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research and the Journal of Forest Economics, and has guest-edited five special volumes of Forest Policy and Economics. He is a member of the selection committee for the Soren Wibe Prize in Forest Economics, and is the Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group on Forest Economics. He is also the recipient of many awards: Queen’s Award for Forestry (2008), the Scientific Achievement Award of Canadian Institute of Forestry (2007), the Scientific Achievement Award of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) (2005), and the Ontario’s Premier Research Excellence Award (2004) for his research. He has also received the International Students Excellence Award, City of Toronto, (2012).

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