[tugs] TUGS Digest for March 4th, 2008

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TUGS Digest for March 4th, 2008

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News & Events: (See Below For Details)
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1.GGR390 ? Info Session: March 24 @ 4pm, PGB 101

2.Environmental Career Day ? Friday March 7th, 10am-4pm, Hart House Great Hall

3.Moving People and Freight without Oil ? March 5th @11am, SS2125

4.Brown Bag Seminar Wednesday March 5th @ 12-1pm, PG101.

5.Dr. Murray Mackay - Physical Geography Event Series - March 6, 2-3pm, PGB101

6.?Markets: From the Bazaar to eBay? ? March 6th

7.Intersections - "Limited Engagement?: Performance, Spatiality, and Worker Resistance" ? March 7 @ 3-5, SS2125

8.Opportunity for Geography Students - Research Opportunity Program

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1.
GGR390H1F ? Field Camp 2008
Info Session: Monday, March 24, at 4:00 in the Physical Geography Building, Room 101

Ballot forms and course outlines can now be picked up from Room 5047 Sidney Smith Hall (Department of Geography)
or on the web at:
http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/programs/geog/under/GGR390ballot.pdf
Instructors ? J. Desloges and S. Finkelstein

Field camp consists of an introduction to basic field methods in several areas of physical geography including: climatology, hydrology, biogeography, soils and geomorphology.

- The field component of the course occurs prior to the start of term (Labour Day departure). -The course content is directed towards research design, data collection and analysis.
-The data collected during field camp will be analyzed during the fall term.
-During term time, students will complete an independent assignment as well as a group paper and presentation.

Location: Southwestern Quebec working out of the town of Sutton. Travel will be in a convoy of 7-passenger minivans.

The dates are: Monday, Sept. 1 ? Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008

Cost: Those students who have balloted successfully must provide us with a cheque for $500 (payable to the University of Toronto) by Monday, June 2nd. In addition to the field costs you must also pay tuition for a half course. No refunds for the field cost will be available after June 30th.

Balloting:  Ballot forms are due no later than Monday, April 7th, 2008.

Info Session: Monday, March 24, at 4:00 in the Physical Geography Building, Room 101

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2.
Environmental Career Day ? Friday March 7th, 10am-4pm, Hart House Great Hall

? A career fair for ALL students interested in the environmental field to learn about their dream job & a chance to explore internship, co-op and volunteer opportunities

? A way to meet and network with people from a range of environment organizations

? Attended last year by hundreds of students from the University of Toronto, and other Southern Ontario universities such as York, Guelph, Western & Waterloo

WHO ELSE?

? A number of excellent guest speakers from diverse, environment-related organizations and fields.

For more information, go to http://www.utoronto.ca/divenv/careerday2008/index.htm
Or email us at careerdayuoft@xxxxxxxxx
     Admission FREE for current students with a valid 2007-2008 ID Card

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3.
Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil ? March 5th, 11am, SS2125

Richard Gilbert and Anthony Pearl will speak about their new book, "Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil", in SS2125 at 11 AM on Wed March 5th. If transportation/energy/global warming interests you, this will be a great talk.

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4.
Brown Bag Seminar sponsored by the Cities and Everyday Life
Research Cluster will be taking place on Wednesday March 5th from 12-1pm in
PGB 101.

Douglas Young will be presenting his paper entitled "Rethinking the Legacies
of Modernism in Berlin and Toronto".

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5.
Dr. Murray Mackay - Physical Geography Event Series - March 6, 2-3pm, PGB101

As part of the Physical Geography Event Series (PGES), Dr. Murray Mackay from the Climate Research Division at Environment Canada will be giving a talk entitled 'Small lakes and the boreal climate system' on Thursday March 6th, 2-3pm, in the Physical Geography Bldg Room 101 (45 St. George St.).

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6.
The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies Symposium, ?Markets: From the Bazaar to eBay? ? March 6th

A full program with abstracts and speaker biographies can be
found online at http://www.utoronto.ca/cdts/ at The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility (1 Devonshire Place)

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7.
Intersections Invites you a talk this Friday:

Steve Tufts
York University, Department of Geography

"Limited Engagement?: Performance, Spatiality, and Worker Resistance"

Friday, March 7
3-5 PM
SSH 2125
Coffee will be served

Abstract:
Resistance through performance is now a mainstream protest strategy as workers continue to reshape capitalist spaces through performance even as they reproduce a capitalist economic landscape. Performing resistance is especially relevant in hospitality and other service industries where there is direct access to consumers in spaces of production/consumption. While hospitality workers collectively and individually manipulate everyday performances in creative ways, there are strategic challenges to organizing resistance through politicized performances. Through a case study, I link these challenges to divisions among diverse groups of metropolitan hospitality workers
?performing? different jobs and the uneven values ascribed to these everyday
performances. Discussed are the implications of present performative strategies for
future hospitality worker empowerment.

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8.
Opportunity for Geography Students - Research Opportunity Program

Greetings.  My name is Shafique Virani and I'm a professor in the
departments of Historical Studies and Religion.  You may be aware that
the university offers exciting hands-on learning opportunities for
students through the Research Opportunity Program.  I'm offering an
ROP for both Summer 2008 and Fall/Winter 2008-2009 at the 299, 399,
and 499 levels that may be of interest to geography students.  Because
the class is listed under "Religion" though, they may not be aware of
the opportunity.  I'd therefore be very grateful if you could
circulate the following announcement to your student mailing lists,
makes it available on your website, and pass on the information to
others whom I may have missed.  Many thanks!

Dear students,

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to participate in
cutting edge research, locate villages and towns that were documented
by travellers through Soviet Central Asia, but hidden on atlases
produced by the Soviet Union, and help design lively maps of South
Asia to be incorporated into a novel, a travelogue, and other
forthcoming publications?  If so, please consider applying for the
University of Toronto's Research Opportunity Program.  It's a
fantastic chance to get such experience while still an undergraduate.
Prof. Virani is offering such an opportunity for both Summer 2008 and
Fall/Winter 2008-2009 at the 299, 399, and 499 levels in his research
class "Islamic Texts and Website."

The deadline for applications is March 10.  Instructions, a detailed
course descriptions (which, unfortunately, does not mention the
geography component), and application information may be found at this
website:

http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/428.0.html

Please note: though this course is offered through UTM, it is open to
students from all campuses and it is expected that no significant
commuting would be required.

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