Dr. Shashi Kant: Research Grants

MScSM Program Director

Shashi Kant

Professor, Forest Economies and Management

Institute for Management and Innovation
University of Toronto Mississauga
Innovation Complex, 3359 Mississauga Road, Ontario, L5L1C6
Phone: 905-569-5739

Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
33 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario. M5S 3B3

Class of 2019

Phone: 416-978-6196  

E-mail: shashi.kant@utoronto.ca

Shashi's full CV can be found here.

Research Grants

Total grants received are about $3.2 million; it is equal to average annual grant of $145,000


Date Recieved       

AmountProject Name, Funding Agency and Nature of Grant
2022-23Can$45,000Social Value Analysis and Creation, Mitacs Business Strategy Internships Grant
2022-23Can$10,000Estimation of Carbon Emissions from Commuting of Employees and Students to UTM Campus, UTM Mobility Network
2021-23    Can$100,000  Scope 3 Emissions: A Conceptual Accounting Framework and Measurement of Selected Categories of Emissions, Climate Positive Energy Research Initiative U of T, Group Grant






Circular Economy in Fashion Industry, PDF Funding by Centre of Urban Environments, University of Toronto Mississauga  






Creating a baseline for Science Based Targets in the apparel industry, Mitacs, Business Strategy Internship Grant 






Green Industries Directory Study, Mitacs, Business Strategy Internship Grant 






Post Life Legacy for Sustainability; Research Training Award, Mitacs, Individual Grant 














Spatial and Non-Spatial Timber Market Models and Game Theoretic Models of Sustainable Forest Management; Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Individual Grant


Bifurcation and Game Theoretic Models for Sustainable Forest Management and Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Individual Grant.

2011-15Can$133,397Environmental preferences and sustainable forest management: a comparative analysis. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2014-15Can$42,500Detailing the Forest Resource Biomass for Industry Advancement Natural Resource Canada
2014-15Can$4,600Game Theoretic Modeling of Joint Forest Management in India Mitacs
2014-15Can$6,000Environmental Values of Students in Ontario SSHRC Student Award (University Internal)
2007-13Can$132,000Multi-agent Modelling of Forest Management in Ontario Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
2004-12Can$100,000Economics of Sustainable Forest Management: Social Choice and Agent-Based Approach Ministry of Science and Technology, Ontario, Canada (Individual Grant)
2009-10   Can$20,000Incentive Mechanisms for the Provision of Ecosystem Services in Southern Ontario Social Science and Humanities Research Council Community University Research Alliance – Environmental Issues Special Call (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2008-9Can$30,000Community-based Management for Carbon Sequestration and Ecological Services in China and Canada SSHRC and IDRC (International Community-University Research Alliance) (Co-Investigator – Group Project)
2007-9Can$160,000Economics of Aboriginal Land Use Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (SFMN was one of the National Centres of Excellence (NCE) funded by NSERC and SSHRC) (Principal Investigator – Group Project)
2007-10Can$225,000Evaluating the Ecological, Economic, and Social Trade-offs of Managing for various Plants and Other NTFPs (Co-Investigator, Group Project)
2007-10Can$75,000Silviculture Effectiveness and Consequences of Using Vegetation Management Alternatives in Boreal and Temperate Coniferous Forests: A Synthesis Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (Co-Investigator - Group Grant)
2006-09Can$570,000Market and Institutional Structures, Economic Welfare, and the Global Competitiveness of the Canadian Forest Industry; Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
2005-08Can$472,000A Participatory Approach to Aboriginal Tenure Reform in
Canada Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton, (Co-Investigator - Group Grant)
2005-06US$60,000Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Environment for Development United Nations Environment Program, Washington DC (Individual Grant)
2002-03US$50,000A Global Assessment of Protected Areas on International Boundaries United Nations Environment Programmes, Nairobi, Kenya (Individual Grant)
2003-06Can$68,000Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in Northern Ontario (Phase II): Northern Boreal Initiative. Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton (Individual Grant)
2002-06Can$76,000Forest-level Modelling for Sustainable Management of Uneven- aged Hardwood Forests Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
2001-04Can$79,000Public Participation through Local Citizens Committees in North-western Ontario Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), Edmonton (Individual Grant)
2001-04Can$126,000Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. CFS/NSERC/SSHRC Partnership Program (Individual Grant)
2001-02Can$25,000International Workshop on Natural Capital, Poverty, and
Development. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) (Conference Grant)
2001-02US$15,000Organizational Inertia in the Forest Department of India
Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India (Individual Grant)
2000-03Can$120,000Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. Sustainable Forest Management Network (SFMN), Edmonton, (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
2000-03Can$31,000Sustainable Forest Management through Co-management in North-western Ontario. Bowater, Weyerhaeuser, and KBM (Principal Investigator - Group Grant)
1999-02Can$44,000Derived Supply Curves of Biodiversity of Uneven-aged Forests of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region of Ontario. Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Individual Grant)
1998-02Can$70,000Stochastic modelling for sustainable management of uneven-aged forests. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (Individual Grant)
1998-01Can$30,000Valuation of biodiversity in the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence forests of Ontario. Connaught New Staff Matching Grants, University of Toronto (Individual Grant)
1999-00Can$10,000Incorporating aboriginal perspective in forestry curricula: building on experience and relationships with First Nation communities
University of Toronto, Toronto (Individual Grant)
1998-00US$18,228A comparative study of bamboo institutions and production to consumption systems in China and India. International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), Beijing, China (Individual Grant)
1998-99Can$2,557Local institutions and sustainable development of local communities. (Vice-President's SSHRC Fund) (Individual Grant)
1997-98Can$3,645Local institutions and economic reform for the development
of Aboriginal communities (A comparative study of India and
Canada) Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Alberta. Individual Grant)
1994-96US$18,000Joint forest management: some economic issues. Ford Foundation, New Delhi, India. (Individual Grant)
1993-95US$15,000Role of wild biological resources in economic development of local communities. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C. (Individual Grant)