Dr. Shashi Kant is a professor of forest resource economics and management, and the founding director of the groundbreaking Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) Program at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. He specializes in forest resource economics and forest management systems with an emphasis on economics of sustainable forest management. He has been promoting a unique approach for global sustainability that integrates the concepts of love and sustainability and puts a lot of emphasis on the growth of students as human beings. He is a follower of Gandhiji. His values include love, respect, equity, non-violence, and collective responsibility.
He has received many national and international awards for his research and its impact, including the Order of Ontario (2017), the Queen’s Award for Forestry (2008), the Scientific Achievement Award of Canadian Institute of Forestry (2007), the Scientific Achievement Award of the IUFRO (2005), and the Ontario’s Premier Research Excellence Award (2004).