[tugs] TUGS Digest: March 5th, 2009

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TUGS Digest: March 5th, 2009
News & Events
1. TUGS Website & Facebook Group

2. TUGS recruitment for 2009-2010

3. Environmental Career Day ? March 6th

4. Research Talks ? March 6th & March 13

5.  Free Candle making & movie screening: Sisters on the Planet ? March 12

6. Greening the Neighbourhood & How Much It Won?t Cost You ? March 13

7. Starting the Organic Garden ? March 18

TUGS website is up-to-date here http://www.geog.utoronto.ca/associations/tugs
This website will be updated regularly.

As well, we still have our TUGS Facebook group for you keep up to
date on all things TUGS here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=6015591887

Were also currently working on bringing you an undergraduate geography listserve to replace our current listserve system. This will not only serve as a way for TUGS to keep you updated, but will allow you to receive the latest deparmental updates as well. We will keep you posted on its progress.

TUGS is recruiting new executive members for the 2009-2010 academic year.
If you would like to join TUGS next year, please visit our new website for a downloadable application form.


Environmental Career Day 2009


WHEN?   FRIDAY, MARCH 6th 2009, 10:00am-3:00pm


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

?Environmental Employment Opportunities Workshop: What I Need to Know to Get a Job!? A number of excellent guest speakers from diverse, environment-related organizations and fields will share their extensive experience.

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

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

For more information, go to http://careerday.environment.utoronto.ca/
Or email us at careerdayuoft@xxxxxxxxx

Admission FREE for current students with a valid 2008-2009 ID Card

Volunteers still needed!
Email us if you?d like to help!

4. Research Talks

Dr. Christian Abizaid, Post Doctoral Scholar, McGill University
Talk title: Floodplain Dynamics and Traditional Livelihoods in the Upper Amazon: A study
along the central Ucayali River, Peru
*Friday March 6th, 1:30-3:00pm*
Room 2125, Sidney Smith Hall

Dr. Lenore Newman, Assistant Professor, Royal Roads University
Talk title: Fertile Ground: Urban form and niche diffusion of small plot intensive agriculture
*Friday March 13th, 1:30-3:00pm*
Room 2125, Sidney Smith Hall

5.  Free Candle making & movie screening: Sisters on the Planet ? March 12

Co-hosted by:
The Centre for Women & Trans People at U of T
Oxfam Canada - U of T Chapter,

this event is mark 2009's International Women's Day.

Thursday, March 12, 6:00-8pm
563 Spadina Avenue, Rm 100
(North Borden Building, University of Toronto)
Free! Not restricted to students or U of T members, candle-making session is followed by a film screening of Sisters on the Planet and DISCUSSION
All materials & light refreshments are provided

Film: Sisters On the Planet
As obvious as it sounds, climate change affects everybody. But climate change is already having a disproportionate impact on people in developing countries, and it?s hitting women hardest. It?s not the easiest idea to understand, so to help explain we?ve made these short films about women, in both rich and poor countries, who are determined to do whatever they can to put a stop to climate change. Watch them and become aware of the impact our changing climate is having on people?s lives. And be inspired to join the fight against climate change too.

Additional information on the Centre for Women and Trans People at U of T: http://womenscentre.sa.utoronto.ca/2006/01/about-centre.html Additional information on Oxfam Canada: http://www.oxfam.ca/

2. Learning about Class Environmental Assessments, March 2/09
3. Selection of a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant and BNR
     Application, March 4/09
4. "From Changing Actions to Changing Attitudes", March 5/09
6. Environmental Career Day 2009, March 6,09
7. MOE Minister Gerretsen to speak at March 12 ONEIA breakfast
8. Greening the Neighbourhood? & How Much It Won?t Cost You
    Majora Carter at Hart House, March 13/09
9. Starting the Organic Garden, March 18/09

6. Greening the Neighbourhood? & How Much It Won?t Cost You ? March 13

Majora Carter at Hart House

On her first Canadian visit, MacArthur ?Genius? fellowship recipient Majora Carter will explore these issues during her speaking engagement on Friday, March 13 from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, 2009 at Hart House, University of Toronto.

A dynamic and passionate speaker, Carter will explore how sustainability, economic community building, and social and environmental justice converge to improve and renew neighborhoods in innovative ways. Carter will also speak to her compelling personal story of activism emerging from her experiences growing up in the South Bronx.

7. Starting the Organic Garden ? March 18

Starting the Organic Garden
    Wednesday, March 18
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pape Public Library, 701 Pape Ave., Toronto (Pape & Danforth)
Cost:  COG members free, guests $5

A panel presentation on starting an organic garden.  Bob Kennedy will speak
on Organic Gardening: It's Not Just a Garden - It's an Ecosystem and Lesley
Spencer will speak on Companion Gardening - the opposite of love is ...?
COG member, Bob Kennedy, is a long-time gardener and supporter of organic
growing.  Through self-education and experience, Bob has an understanding of
the details of organic growing.  Like most growers, he appreciates that
there is always more to learn, but is willing to share what he knows.  Bob
presents information clearly and can help us see why organic gardening is
important.   Lesley Spencer, MG(IT), is VP of the Beach Garden Society.  Her
gardening and design company "Your Secret Gardener" offers people the garden
they dreamed of (and didn't feel able to create by themselves). "Committed
to being as organic as possible, and continuing to explore companion
plantings that provide both control and beneficial partnerships, I believe
that we have only just begun to scratch the surface of what's possible in
this area, and that our knowledge will both increase and change as our
climate shifts."

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