[tugs] UPDATE

  • From: TUGS -Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society <v.domitrovic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tugsgeneral@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, tugs-creps@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 21:53:43 -0500

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The test library relies on students? submissions to keep it up to date.

Just a reminder that the TUGS office sells water and pop for only 75 cents!!!!!!

Please see the following for updates TUGS events and Geography Events.



1.      Fall Social
2.      New exec
3.      Search for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Science
4.      Csillag Seminar Series in Geography
5.      PROGRAM IN PLANNING informational meeting
6.      Geolunch

Reminder:  TUGS? Fall Social

When: November 22,  2-4pm
Where: SS2098 (history lounge / conference rooom)

Plenty of food!

An opportunity for faculty and students to converse in a non-academic setting.


Please join me in welcoming the following students to the TUGS Exec:

Angela Brinklow ? Technical Officer
Micheal Rosen ? 4th year rep
Tim Walker ? Secretary

The following positions have not been filled:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Year Reps  . If interested, pickup a nomination
form on the bulletin board outside the TUGS office (SS613)


The UTSc Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences is
coordinating a search for Tenure Track Assistant Professor in
Environmental Science.

Event:         Candidate Presentation for UTSc Search in Environmental Science

Date:                Thursday November 23rd, 2006
Time:                2:15-3:45pm
Location:        PGB 101

Candidate:        Dr. James G. Abbott, Temple University, Philadelphia
Talk Title:        "Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Rural

Csillag Seminar Series in Geography Presents:

 ?Lessons from Ontario's Developing Electricity Supply Crisis?

with Mr. Tom Adams, Executive Director, Energy Probe

WHEN: Friday November 24, 2006
TIME: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: South Building Fireplace Lounge 2068B
Light refreshments will be served.

Abstract: Ontario's deepening electricity supply crisis provides lessons in
industrial organization, public policy, and the effective management of
technology. Until 1989, Ontario appeared to have a generally successful
power system centered on a government-backed but independently administered
company, Ontario Hydro. Financial and technical setbacks led to Ontario
Hydro's insolvency in 1998. In response, the Ontario government attempted to
restructure the power system with the objective of promoting liberalization.
The liberalization program struggled politically until it collapsed in 2002.
Now, all decisions on investment, technology, and rates are
government-determined with government focused on replacing all coal-fired
generation with high cost gas, wind power, and nuclear capacity. Ontario now
faces the prospect of declining power system reliability and rising rates.
Ontario electricity policy is failing notwithstanding Ontario's general
success in related policy and economic fields. Four factors have undermined
Ontario's capacity deliver a stable power system: inaccurate and incomplete
accounting of government industrial operations; failure of Ontario's policy
culture to differentiate the roles of politics, markets, and regulation;
technology choice, particularly Candu nuclear power; and, the unfavourable
effects of monopolistic economic structures. Each of these four factors
pre-existed the onset of obvious problems but each continues today.

Mr. Adams is Executive Director of Energy Probe, a national consumer and environmental research organization. He was an independent director of Ontario's Independent Electricity Market Operator, responsible for coordinating the operation of Ontario's power system, from 1999 until 2001. He is currently a member of the management board of the Ontario Centre for Excellence for Energy,
and a member of the board of REAP Canada, an agricultural research institute.
He is a guest columnist with the National Post and the most frequently quoted independent energy analyst in Canada. He has a B.Sc. from University of Guelph and an M.E.S. from York University.

For more information, contact:

Sabrina Ferrari
Department of Geography
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Email:    sferrari@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


PROGRAM IN PLANNING informational meeting
WHEN: Nov. 29
TIME: 12-1 pm,
WHERE: SS 2125
Pizza and refreshments provided

Geolunch with Rachel Silvey

When: Nov 30
Time 2-3 pm
Where: SS2117

Topic:  TBA

!!!Pizza lunch provided!!!


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Sidney Smith Hall, Room 613

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