[tugs] reminders

  • From: TUGS -Toronto Undergraduate Geography Society <v.domitrovic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tugsgeneral@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:53:44 -0500

Please see below for updates:

1.      Geolunch
2.      New course for  Social Sciences
3.      Portlands Energy Centre Debate
4.      Planning in Toronto: What's the Problem?
5.      Call for submissions: Green Prespectives

1.   Geolunch

Transnational Islam: Critical Ethnographies of Migration from Indonesia to Saudi Arabia

With: Prof Silvey

Date: Nov 30
Time 2-3 PM
Location: ss2117

****refreshments will be provided*****


New course for Social Science students:

WRT 307 H1S

Enrol now for January 2007
Mondays 10-12

The course is
-- limited to 25 students
-- team taught by a writing expert and a social scientist
-- built around real world tasks
-- a credit course
-- graded on a CREDIT / NO-CREDIT basis so it won't affect your GPA
-- *hard work, but worth it*

You are eligible to take WRT307H1S If you have completed at least 9 credits
and are majoring or specializing in a social-science program.

Enrol NOW through ROSI:

* Look under WOODSWORTH in the online timetable (bottom of list)
* See http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/wrt307.html for more information.


3.  Portlands Energy Centre Debate:

*Ted Gruetzner* of the Portlands Energy
*Greg Bonser* of Village Technologies <http://villagetechnologies.ca/> + Live
Lightly Developments <http://www.livelightly.ca/>
*Danny Harvey* of the University of
and a representation from the Toronto Energy Coalition

*When* :  November 28, 2006

*Where* :  OUR NEW VENUE!!!  Duke of York Pub
<http://york.thedukepubs.ca/>on 39 Prince Arthur Ave !!

*Additional Info:* Free for YEP members or $5 cover. Snacks will be
provided, so please RSVP to events.yep@xxxxxxxxxx Everyone is welcome to
bring their friends! This is a social event in addition to an educational
forum. To view the inviation, click

Be a part of YEP's latest debate! www.yeptoronto.blogspot.com

"All About Planning"
Wednesday, December 6
2pm - 6pm @ The MUNK Centre, UofT

Sponsored by the Institute for Municipal Finance and Governance, this
free session (registration required) and has prominent planners in 2
panel discussions.

Planning in Toronto: What's the Problem?
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Chair: Paul Bedford, Urban mentor and former Chief Planner for the
City of Toronto
Panel: Julie Di Lorenzo, President, Diamante Development Corporation
Frank Lewinberg, Partner, Urban Strategies
Kyle Rae, Councillor, City of Toronto

Amenities for Density: Section 37 of the Planning Act
3:30-5:00 p.m.

Chair: John Lorinc, Urban affairs journalist
Presentation: Larry Beasley, former Director of Planning for the City
of Vancouver
Panel: Steve Diamond, President, DiamondCorp
Ted Tyndorf, Chief Planner, City of Toronto



Calling all creative minds, writers and artists alike!  The holidays are
creeping up quickly and Green Perspective, the University of Toronto's
environmental magazine, wants to kick-off 2007 on a positive note with an
online issue to come out in February. If you would like to contribute, send
us your ideas.

In the spirit of the New Year (and Valentines Day!), our theme of "hope and
passion for the environment". Art, poetry and non-standard prose submissions
are welcome as well, and if you have any other submission ideas, please let
us know. Submissions are typically 250 - 1500 words.

Some possible ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
?    environmental New Years resolutions (personal or recommended
resolutions for the government)
?    profiles on exciting new environmental initiatives around Toronto or at
U of T
?    interviews with people that are working on exciting initiatives
?    "environmental solutions" related to policy, technological
?    discussion/analysis of the trends towards rising public support for
government action on environmental issues
?    green product/service guide (description of your favourite green things
and where to find them)
?    what's the ecological footprint of your love life? (Hey, we said
passion, didn't we!) Think dating, wine, eco-friendly valentines gifts,
birth control, and sex toy options
?    Eco-tourist ideas for upcoming reading week (Ontario/local tourism,
carbon credits to offset flights, how to get away from it all without
leaving your room, etc.)
?    reasons to be hopeful/get passionate about the environment

If you want to contribute, please e-mail greenperspective@xxxxxxxxx with
your idea and a brief outline before. The deadline for submissions is
January 15th, so please e-mail us as soon as possible with your ideas.


Green Perspective Team


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