[ensu] 12 announcements

  • From: matt.niedzielski@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: ensu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2004 21:54:11 -0500

Sorry for the large amount of messages, been busy lately and e-mails just piled 



1) SYC submission for env success stories 

2) Message from Alanna Jones @ Innis Advancement

3) Division of the Environment Open House - Kyoto and Canada, is U of T up to 
the challenge?

4) IES Research Day - April 16th

5) Environment Week at Vic College

6) Margaret Walton-Roberts "Globalization, National Autonomy and Non Resident 
Indians" April 1st

7) Volunteers needed for Sustainable Energy Fair

8) UTERN elections, meeting, constitution

9) The Lupina Foundation & Comparative Program on Health and Society
present "Understanding the Role of Scientific Evidence in Medicine"
by Kirstin Borgerson - April 2nd

10) Earthroots - changing the date of the "rally for wolves" to Wednesday, 
March 31

11) UNICEF free public information seminar

12) "Minding your own business" - career centre event




The database for youth environmental groups and sustainable campuses success 
stories is waiting for your in-put.  Visit www.syc-cjs.org/info or www.yen-
rej.org/info to get involved and enter your group to win.

             - - - PRIZE - - - PRIZE - - - PRIZE - - -

Prize deadline is coming soon:  Friday April 16th, 2004.  All submissions will 
be considered for the GRAND PRIZE. a beautiful DIGITAL CAMERA!!!

Success Stories:  6 groups across Canada will receive free passes to the 6th 
Annual National Sustainable Campuses Conference for Sustainable Campuses 
Success Stories submissions.  Deadline: April 16th, 2004.

---ENJEU:  Richard Dugas, rdugas@xxxxxxxxxxx 
(514) 252-3016                                   
---SYC:  Julia Ostertag, info@xxxxxxxxxxx, (613) 241-1615                
---YEN:  Clélie Murray-Chevrier, admin@xxxxxxxxxxx,  (519) 837-8980



Message from Alanna Jones @ Innis Advancement - You Are Invited!

You are cordially invited to An Evening With Patrick Watson, April 13, 2004.
Your invitation is attached and we ask that you pass this on to people who
would be interested in this wonderful event.  with thanks, Alanna

Alanna Jones, CFRE
Senior Development Officer, Innis College
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
(tel)416.978.0169 (fax) 416.978.5503

Innis College - Celebrating 40 years of Innovative Education in 2004!


The Division of the Environment would like to invite you to our annual
Open House Poster Session, featuring the research of Division's 4th year

ENV421H: CANADA AND THE KYOTO PROTOCOL: Is the University up to the

Many universities around the world are undertaking initiatives to reduce
their own GHG emissions. ENV421 will identify and examine the university
of Toronto's own GHG emissions, compare UofT's programs to reduce its
GHG emissions with those of other universities in Canada and the United
States, and develop recommendations for a more aggressive GHG reduction
strategy for the university.

The specific areas the students researched and will present in the form
of a poster at the Open House include:

* Assessing University Initiatives for Greenhouse Gas Emission
Reduction: Policy and Implementation
* An investigation of Greenhouse Gas emissions from the University of
Toronto's Vehicle Fleet and Recommendations for their Reduction
* Greenhouse gas emissions related to commuting patterns at the
St.George Campus of the University of Toronto

4th Year Independent Projects also being presented: 

* Continental Governance of Air in North America *The Costs of Femininity
* Herbal medications - perceptions of patients from a memory clinic
*Stronger foundations for a better buildings industry: Three innovative
*The use of genetic variation in understanding the effects of glacial-
interglacial cycles
on hominid, plant, and animal populations in Pleistocene Africa"

Date: Tuesday, April 6th, 2003
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
          'Drop-in' Poster Session
Location:   Earth Sciences Centre,
         Environmental Conference Room, Room 1042
     (off of Bancroft Ave.)

R.S.V.P. Bhavnita Mistry at (416) 978-3475 or
division.environment@xxxxxxxxxxx by April 2nd, 2004

Refreshments will be provided.



9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon followed by lunch 
Room 113, Koffler Inst. for Pharmacy Management 
569 Spadina Ave. (at Bancroft Ave.) 
(west door is locked; please use east door) 

See the web for a map (abstracts to be added):

Join us for a look at some of the research conducted by members of IES. 
The event features presentations by faculty and graduate students and a
presentation of graduate students' awards.

No registration required; all are welcome.  
For more information, please contact Mona El-Haddad  
(416-978-6526; m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx) 

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

9:00 Introduction and welcome by Rodney White, Director, IES

JING CHEN, Professor, Department of Geography 
"Carbon sequestration in reforested areas in China"
(IES/Geography/Forestry project)

BRIAN MILANI, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Adult Education, Community
Development and Counselling Psychology/IES Environmental Studies Program

"Building materials in a green economy: community-based strategies for

SHEHRINA TABASSUM, M.Sc. Candidate, Institute of Medical Science/IES
Environment & Health Program
"Symptomatic responses in studies of controlled human exposures to
concentrated ambient fine particles (CAP) and/or ozone (O3)"

ERNEST OPOKU-BOATENG, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography/IES
Environmental Studies Program 
"Urban environmental finance in Canada: an analysis of opportunities and
barriers to action"


ANTHONY LIU, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics/IES Environmental
Studies Program
"Impact of excessive rainfall on waterborne diseases in Southern
Ontario: the Walkerton case"

DAVID SIDER, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography/IES Environmental
Studies Program 
Community-based urban environmental management: case study of low-income
settlements in Delhi, India

LUCIANA SIVERTSON, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology/IES
Environmental Studies Program 
"Multi level watershed management in the Sibun River Bio-Region, Belize,
Central America: collaboration and challenges"


12:00 LUNCH


March 29 kicks off Victoria Colleges Environmental Awareness week. If you get 
the chance please come out, we have some great events planned this year. 
Victoria college is located at avenue and bloor and is accesible by TTC (museum 
station). All events are free and refreshments will be served. The schedule of 
events is:


Environmental Film Night

Monday March 29 6:10pm- Emanuel College room 001

Take a Study break Monday night and come check out David Suzuki?s ?Sacred 
Balance: Journey into New Worlds? and ?Lost in the Suburbs.? Both films are 
entertaining and educationall. Refreshments will be served. 


Fair Trade Café and Concert

Tuesday March 30 6:00 pm- the Cat?s Eye

VUES (Victoria Campus Environmental Society) is currently in the process of 
starting a fair trade initiative on campus, encouraging food services to 
provide only fair trade coffee. What does this mean for you? What does this 
mean for coffee distributors? What is Fair trade anyways? Come find out Tuesday 
night at the Cat?s eye. Sample some fair trade coffee as well as listen to 
featured Speakers from Oxfam Canada, and Merchants of Green Coffee. 
Entertainment will be provided  by Andy McGuire, Stacey O'Malley, Josh Penslar, 
Johnstone, Dave Darymple, and Shingleton.  Refreshments will be served.


Campus Trade Day

Friday April 02- 11:00am-5:00pm ? The Quad ( right infront of Old Vic)

(If bad weather the event will be held at The Cat?s Eye)

Over consumption puts huge strain the earth?s resources. Why don?t you ?tread 
more lightly on the earth and instead of buying that new CD or new shirt trade 
for it. On Friday April 02 Victoria College will be holding a campus wide 
Trading Post/Garage Sale. Bring all your old unwanted stuff to the Quad and 
trade it for someone else?s old stuff. Remember one person?s garbage is another 
person?s treasure! Refreshments will be served.


If you have any questions or need any more information e-mail 


Thursday, April 1, 12-1pm

                       Margaret Walton-Roberts
       (Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier)

     "Globalization, National Autonomy and Non Resident Indians"
         Combination Room, Trinity College, 6 Hoskin Avenue

For directions to the Combination Room, go to the Porter's Desk at Trinity
    College. Information: 416-978-4294 or south.asian@xxxxxxxxxxx

               Beverages and dessert will be provided.

          Presented by the Centre for South Asian Studies.

                           Amanda Greener
                       Department of Geography
                        University of Toronto
                        Phone:  416-946-3148
                         Fax:  416-946-3886


On April 1st, from 10am to 4pm, U of T's First Annual Sustainable Energy
Fair will take place on front campus, at the top of Kings College
Road.  The organizing committee is seeking people who are interested in
helping host this exciting event.

Companies representing every major sustainable energy related industry-
wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel, and hydrogen- as well as representatives
of community power co-ops, will have booths at the fair.  5-8 different U
of T research projects related to sustainable energy will be on display and
student groups concerned with these issues such as Engineers without
Borders, the Energy Sustainability Community, Science for Peace, the Blue
Sky Solar Racing Team, and the Hydrogen Fueling Station Design Team will
host exhibits.

In addition to this, there will be free food cooked on a solar powered
barbeque, informative contests, construction activities (building
mini-turbines and assembling a hydrogen fuel cell model car), and prizes
(CFL bulbs, low, flow showerheads, fair trade coffee and chocolate).

We'll be needing many volunteers the morning of the fair, from 8:30 to
10:30 to help with set up and preparations.  We'll need a similar number of
people to help in the hour immediately after the fair, 4-5 pm.

A few people will also be required to help the attendees find their booths
and establish themselves. Our prize and activity booths would also benefit
from some extra volunteers.

If you're interested in the opportunity to meet current and future leaders
of the sustainable energy movement and help make a great event even
greater, please e-mail our volunteer coordinator: Barry Rawn at
rawn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx BEFORE MONDAY MARCH 29th.

*Please* remember to specify the times when you would be available to help
out on April 1st.

   After our final Tuesday 30th planning meeting (all are welcome, 6pm,
Rm BA025 in the Bahen Centre basement), e-mail announcements with specific
directions for the various volunteer groups will be sent- keep an eye on
your e-mail!


Dear UTERN members,

It is time again to elect a new UTERN board! Please Visit the UTERN
website at http://utern.sa.utoronto.ca for information about our upcoming
election on Thursday April 8th, 2004, and to download nomination forms.
There are many new board positions to fill, so if you have been waiting
to get involved, now is the time! Voting will take place at our General
meeting on April 8th between 4:30 and 7pm, as well as on April 9th.
Please consult the UTERN website for locations and times.

At the same meeting on Thursday April 8th, members of UTERN will be
voting to amend its constitution. Please check out the amendments on out
website at http://utern.sa.utoronto.ca. If you have any comments or
concerns about the constitution and want to air them before the General
meeting, please contact us at utern.admin@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Finally, we will be having an open meeting on Wednesday March 31, at 6pm
in the environmental conference room (rm 1042 in the Earth Sciences
Building). We will be discussing new project proposals, our General
meeting, and elections. If you want to find out about how UTERN works
before you apply, then this will be a great opportunity to see what UTERN
is all about.

Hope to see you soon,

Jake Irwin


    The Comparative Program on Health and Society would like to thank you for 
your past interest in our events and to remind you of Kirstin Borgerson's 
talk, "Understanding the Role of Scientific Evidence in Medicine" this Friday, 
April 02, 2004, 10am to Noon in room 208N of the Munk Centre.
    For more information see below.
Kind regards,
Josh Goldstein
Coordinator, CPHS


* REMINDER Friday, April 02, 2004, 10 am - 12 Noon, ROOM 208N Munk Centre *


The Lupina Foundation & Comparative Program on Health and Society
at the Munk Centre for International Studies in the University of Toronto

"Understanding the Role of Scientific Evidence in Medicine"

Kirstin Borgerson (Lupina/OGS Doctoral Fellow; Dept. of Political Science, UT)
Kirstin Borgerson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at 
the University of Toronto where she also teaches. Kirstin?s research interests 
include philosophy of science, bioethics, feminist philosophy, and 

Friday, 02 April 2004, 10 am - 12 Noon, Room 208N
Munk Centre for International Studies in the University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Pl., Toronto, ON.
Light Refreshments will be provided.  
If you are planning to attend, please e-mail cphs.munk@xxxxxxxxxxx or call 416 

For more information on the Comparative Program on Health and Society, its 
fellowships, events, papers, and people, please see www.utoronto.ca/cphs or 
contact the Program Coordinator below. 
Joshua D. Goldstein, PhD
Adjunct Professor, MAIR
Program Coordinator for Comparative Program on Health and Society
Munk Centre for International Studies
University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3K7
Tel.: 416 946-8891
Fax.: 416 946-8915
e-mail: cphs.munk@xxxxxxxxxxx
e-mail: joshua.goldstein@xxxxxxxxxxx



Due to the passing of MPP Dominic Agostino, Earthroots is changing the date of 
the "rally for wolves" to Wednesday, March 31. We will still meet at 9:45 am at 
the front steps of Queen's Park. Please let others who are interested in coming 
know about the date change.

Sorry about any inconveniences. 

I hope to see you there!


Algonquin wolves need your voice!

Howl in support of wolf protection!

When: Wednesday March 31st at 9:45 am 

Where: Meet at front steps of Queen's Park, from there we will walk to the MNR 
office (99 Wellesley St)

On March 3rd 2004, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources, David Ramsay 
announced his proposal for permanently protecting the wolves in Algonquin 
Provincial Park. The Minister intends to implement a permanent ban on hunting 
and trapping wolves and coyotes in 39 townships surrounding the park. Please 
join Earthroots in showing the government that the public supports stronger 
protection for wolves and their habitat not just in Algonquin Park but across 
the province. A strong showing on Wednesday will encourage the government to 
protect all wolves in Ontario.

With the support of an Ontario Arts Council grant, GTA artists have donated 
several colorful wolf masks to the Wolves Ontario! Project. We are looking for 
adults and children of all ages to wear them, so please spread the word! 

Please phone Earthroots at 416-599-0152 by March 30th to confirm your 
participation (we need to know how many signs and masks to bring)

The Minister's proposal is currently posted on the Environmental Bill of Rights 
for public comment until April 2nd, 2004. 

Letters can be sent by mail or fax to the Ministry of Natural Resources at: 

Wildlife Section

MNR Fish and Wildlife Branch

5th Floor, North Tower, 300 Water Street

Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8M5

PHONE: (705) 755-1940 FAX: (705) 755-1900

Remember to include EBR Registry Number RB04E6007 so that your comments are 
officially recorded. 

Please visit the Wolves Ontario! website at www.wolvesontario.org for more 
information on the Minister's proposal to protect Algonquin wolves and how you 
can show your support for this important initiative.






Presenting UNICEF's "2004 Public Education Seminar Lecture Series" with the 
UNICEF Ontario Regional Director as guest speaker.

Topic of Discussion: Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS

Where?     Hart House, Debates Room

When?      March 29

Time?       12noon-1pm

Note:  This is a FREE event!  All U of T students are welcome!



- Get advice from people who have started their own business
- Find out what works and what doesn't work
- Visit booths from organizations that can assist you in starting your own 
Who is coming...

Anne Swift, Young Investors International

Stephen Holler, Canadian Business Development Bank

Sara Sahr, Fitness trainer

Richard Cunningham, Canadian Franchise Association


Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Panel noon?2:00 p.m.

Fair 2:00 p.m.?4:00 p.m.


Career Centre, Seminar Room

214 College Street

Sign up online www.careers.utoronto.ca

Require accommodations? Please call the Career Centre at 416-978-8000 or e-mail 
your request to career.centre@xxxxxxxxxxx



Glen Matadeen
Coordinator, Student Outreach
Career Centre
University of Toronto
214 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 2Z9
Phn#: 416-946-7896
Fax#: 416-978-8020
"Do not go where the path may lead, 
go instead where there is no path and 
leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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