[ensu] ENSU - general announcements

  • From: matt.niedzielski@xxxxxxxxxxx
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  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 19:26:22 -0400

1) 6th Annual Sustainable Campuses Conference
2) IES Seminars
3) SYC "Undercurrent" journal



6th Annual Sustainable Campuses Conference
September 30th to October 3rd - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg


The Sierra Youth Coalition invites students, professors, administrators, and
staff from all universities and colleges to participate in one of the largest
grassroots campus sustainability forums in North America at the University of
Manitoba, Winnipeg from September 30th to October 3rd.

About the Sustainable Campuses Conference - About the Sustainable

The Sustainable Campuses Conference is organized by the Sierra Youth Coalition
(SYC), the youth arm of the Sierra Club of Canada and the country's largest
national youth environmental NGO. This gathering aims to support, document and
promote the efforts of students who are implementing environmental and social
responsibility projects on their campuses. It also works to strengthen a
national and growing international network of hundreds of college and university
students who collaborate in their efforts to make our institutions of higher
education bastions of sustainability.

To date, the Conference has been hosted by 5 Canadian universities: the
University of Ottawa (1999), University of Victoria (2000), Dalhousie University
(2001) University of Waterloo (2002), and McGill University (2003). The
University of Manitoba in Winnipeg will host this year's conference.

Conference Goals
1) To build the capacity of conference participants to develop campus
sustainability initiatives in their schools and communities;
2) To continue building the capacity of returning participants by introducing
innovative workshops, training, discussions and field trips;
3) To continue supporting and expanding strong, active, student-oriented
networks regionally, nationally and internationally, and support their
grassroots campaigns;
4) To introduce and train participants to take part in Canada's most holistic
Campus Sustainability Assessment.

Conference Agenda - Conference Agenda - Conference Agenda

The Conference is organized in a forum format that stimulates dialogue between
the various university and college students and stakeholders, strengthen
partnerships, maintain and expand the national Sustainable Campuses network, and
build the capacity of participants to actively promote sustainability in their
campuses. The conference welcomes all students - regardless of their familiarity
with campus sustainability issues - and offers workshops, hands-on activities,
keynote speakers, strategizing sessions and field trips suitable for all

The main topics to be explored at this year's Sustainable Campuses Conference 

- The Campus Sustainability Assessment Framework (CSAF)
- Campus energy issues and greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives
- Green buildings
- Sustainability Policies
- Working with different campuses stakeholders to promote sustainability
- Sustainable transportation
- Environmental Justice
- Sustainability at the Student Union
- Grassroots organization skills (working with the media, fundraising on 
- and more!

Click here to see the Agenda for the Sustainable Campuses Conference

Keynote Speakers - Keynote Speakers - Keynote Speakers

Student sustainability activism: changing the North and the South
- Karen Wong, Amigos de la Naturaleza, Instituto Technologico de Monterrey, 
- Rachelle McElroy, Environmental Coordinator, Royal Roads University, BC

The Business Case for Campus Sustainability
- Bob Willard, Author of The Business Case for Sustainability

Transportation and Sustainable Campus Communities
- Spense Havlick, co-author of the book ?Transportation and Sustainable Campus

Registrations - Registrations - Registrations

The registration fee includes access to all workshops, field trips, keynote
speaker sessions, the closing party and all other conference activities. It also
includes three continental breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner, as well as the
participant's package.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 18, 2004. We encourage all participants to
apply as early as possible as spaces are limited.

-> $50 for Sierra Youth Coalition members (reduced fee)
-> $70 for non-Sierra Youth Coalition members (reduced fee)
-> $200 (full conference fee) ONLY for participants who receive full funding
from their university/college or affiliated institution to attend the conference
(i.e. professors, administrators and government members who receive funding).

To download the conference registration form, please visit the Conference 

Transportation - Transportation - Transportation

We encourage all conference participants to arrange for transportation to and
from the conference as soon as possible. Travel subsidies may be available for
specific candidates from certain regions of Canada and on a financial-need
basis. Please make sure to indicate need for travel subsidies in your
application. SYC encourages all students to look for funding to support their
travel within their schools. For fundraising ideas, please visit the Conference

Check out the ride share board at the Conference website

Accommodation - Accommodation - Accommodation -

Billeting is free and will be arranged by the conference organizer. Please
indicate that you want to be billeted in the registration form. If billeting is
not an option for you, you are to arrange and pay for your own accommodation.
For a list of affordable accommodation options in Winnipeg, visit the conference
website and click on "accommodations".

Contact- Contact - Contact

For more information on the Sustainable Campuses Conference, Please contact:

Amy Jenkins
Conference Coordinator
Room 101
University Centre
University of Manitoba
R3T 2N2
Phone : (204) 474 6642
Fax : (204) 269 1299
e-mail: conference@xxxxxxxxxxx

Fernando Aloise
Sustainable Campuses National Coordinator
406 - 1 Nicholas Street
Ottawa - Ontario
K1N 7B7
Phone: (613) 241.1615
Fax: (613) 241.2292
e-mail: fernando@xxxxxxxxxxx




Corrected notice:

Institute for Environmental Studies 

WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 p.m. 
Room 2093, Earth Sciences Centre 
(Huron & Bancroft; Geology section of building) 
(north of College St., east of Spadina Ave.) 
No registration required; all are welcome.

For more information, please contact  
Mona El-Haddad, Series Coordinator (416-978-6526;

Please visit www.utoronto.ca/env/seminars.htm for abstracts and 

WED SEPTEMBER 29, 4:00 p.m.
TOM MUIR, Former Senior Environmental Economist, Great Lakes and
Corporate Affairs, Environment Canada
The future of our water: essential to life and security, or emerging

WED OCTOBER 13, 4:00 p.m.
TANUJA KULKARNI, Landscape Hazards Coordinator, Canadian Climate 
and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN), Geological Survey of Canada 
"Impacts and adaptation to climate change: floods, drought, permafrost,

WED OCTOBER 27, 4:00 p.m.
GRAHAM REMPE, Senior Solicitor, City of Toronto Legal Services
"How green is my city?  The role of municipal government in regulating
the environment"

WED NOVEMBER 3, 4:00 p.m.
PAUL MULDOON, Executive Director, Canadian Environmental Law 
"Addressing toxic substances:  approaches and trends in Canadian law 

WED NOVEMBER 17, 4:00 p.m.
ANDRÉ SORENSEN, Assistant Professor, Urban Geography, Department of
Social Sciences, U of Toronto Scarborough, Centre for Urban and
Community Studies, and Department of Geography and Programme in 
"Community-based neighbourhood improvement and development of civil
society in Japan"
(Co-hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Studies)

WED NOVEMBER 24, 4:00 p.m.
MURRAY CHARLTON, Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Research, National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada
"From dead zones to alien invaders, what's happening in the Great



This is not an EWB event.

We are pleased to announce the impending launch of, and
invite the participation of student authors and researchers
in, the Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Development
Studies - *Undercurrent*.

*Undercurrent* is the only student-run national
undergraduate journal publishing scholarly essays and
articles that explore the subject of international
development. The journal is a refereed publication dedicated
to providing a non-partisan, supportive, yet critical and
competitive forum exclusively for undergraduate research,
writing, and editing.

Submissions are currently being accepted for the inaugural
issue of *Undercurrent*, scheduled for publication on
November 1, 2004. Faculty members are urged to encourage
students to submit outstanding work to the journal. Papers
may include coursework past or present, though only work
written while the author is enrolled as an undergraduate is
eligible. (After graduation, authors have six months to
submit work to the journal.)

Manuscripts submitted for inclusion in the inaugural issue
should be received by October 1, 2004; those received after
the deadline will automatically be considered for the
following issue. Format guidelines and instructions for
submitting work to *Undercurrent* can be found at
www.undercurrentjournal.ca/eligibility.html. Manuscripts
may be written in English or French. Acceptance is
determined by the undergraduate editors, through a twice-run
process of blind, peer review, with the input of faculty
advisors from Dalhousie, Trent and the University o f
Calgary. Submissions will be evaluated according to the
following criteria: relevance to a broad audience, technical
merit/quality of research, creativity, originality, and
clarity of _expression. Accepted papers are published in
semi-annual volumes of the journal, in .pdf format, on the
*Undercurrent* website (www.undercurrentjournal.ca).

*Undercurrent* will provide a prestigious and unique
opportunity for undergraduates from across Canada to publish
their work, and we greatly appreciate all efforts to promote
their involvement. Please download our 'Call for
Undergraduate Papers' flyer
(www.undercurrentjournal.ca/promote.html) to post on your
campus. Interested parties not currently receiving the
journal or its updates can contact
news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to be put on our mailing list.

Many students in International Development Studies express
themselves with thoughtful creativity, embrace
interdisciplinarity with enthusiasm, and exhibit an
outstanding level of scholarship. While some elect to pursue
advanced degrees, others do not. *Unde rcurrent* aims to lend
its voice to the claim that legitimate inquiries into the
humanities emanate from many points along a scholar's path,
both before and after graduation.

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