Dr. Shashi Kant

MScSM Program DirectorShashi 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 3B3Class of 2019
Phone: 416-978-6196  

E-mail: shashi.kant@utoronto.ca

Shashi's full CV can be found here.



Dr.Shashi Kant is Director of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program. In addition to his administrative duties, he teaches two courses in the program; most fittingly, the first and last core courses; SSM1010Y - Principles of Sustainability Management and SSM1090H - Capstone: The Sustainable Enterprise.

Shashi is also Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Management at the Faculty of Forestry, with emphasis on economics of sustainable forest management.


Shashi's 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 Research Initiative called New Frontiers of Forest Economics (NEFFE).

Shashi 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. Four volumes of this book-series have been published; the first two volumes of the series were co- edited and the fourth volume was edited by Shashi. He has also co-edited Handbook of Forest Resource Economics.

He is Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research and Journal of Forest Economics. He has guest edited three special volumes of Forest Policy and Economics. He is a member of the selection committee for the Soren Wibe Prize in Forest Economics. He is the Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group on Forest Economics. 

A complete list of Dr. Shashi Kant's publications.


Over the years, Dr. Shashi Kant has designed over 20 graduate and under-graduate courses. He takes pride in designing courses that acknowledges students' interests and observations.   

He continues to teach with MScSM program as the instructor for:

With the Faculty of Forestry Dr. Kant teaches:

Complete list of Dr. Shashi Kant's courses.


Includes name, thesis title, degree, and expected year of graduation 

Yiwen Zhang. Ph. D. Individualizing common forests via collective actions. September 2018.

Han Xiao. Timber and Forest Land Markets in China. Ph. D. September 2018.

Mustari,  Shabnam.  Valuation of Ecosystem Services.  Ph.D., August 2019.

Cortes, M. Oscar. International Trade of Forest Products. Ph. D. April 2019.

Tenneti, Ambika. Community engagement in Toronto’s urban forest: Exploring space for newcomer immigrants, Ph. D. April 2019.

Filewood, B. Climate Change and Global Wood Supply. Ph. D. August, 2020.  

Learn more about the students Dr. Shashi Kant has mentored over the years.

Awards and Grants

Shashi has most recently been awarded the Order of Ontario. The Live Feed of the ceremony can be found online on February 27, 2018.

Shashi was also interviewed for Day Out with a Star the week of February 20, 2018.

Shashi was awarded the 2016 Life Science Award from the AI Global Media Ltd, International Publishing Group.

Shashi - with his MScSM Program team - is the recipient of the IMI Team Collaboration Award 2016.

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  International Students Excellence Award, City of Toronto, (2012).   

A complete list of research grants awarded to Dr. Shashi Kant's. 

A complete list of Dr. Shashi Kant's awards.


Shashi's Orientation 2015 Opening Remarks - that welcomed the MScSM Program Class of 2017 - are available for download.

Shashi's Orientation 2016 Opening Remarks - that welcomed the MScSM Program Class of 2018 - are available for download.

Shashi has presented many times at scientific meetings and seminars and conducted workshops all over the world on Sustainable Forest Management, Evolving Paradigms of Forest Management, Natural Resource Conservation, and many related topics

For a complete list of talks and conference Shahsi presented at, click here

Shashi and Soo Min