We’re happy to announce the results of the 2015-2016 UTERN elections. Please join us in welcoming the new executive team! President: Gabriela Ansari-Correa Treasurer: Nathan Warkentin Project Manager: Monica Dairo Executive Secretary: Michelle Newson Internal Executive Liaison: Daniel Jubas-Malz External Executive Liaison: Alix Ali-Dib Environment Week Coordinator: Geneva Speakman Outreach Coordinator: Jessica Maitland Director of Technology: Elspeth Mathau GSU Representative:
UTERN is the University of Toronto’s Environmental Resource Network, an umbrella organization that serves as the meeting point for everyone in the university community concerned about the health of our environment. With the 50-cent levy it receives from all University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students, UTERN funds innovative and community-focused environmental events and initiatives on all three UofT campuses.
As part of World Water Week 2015, the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) will be screening the water documentary “Monsoon”. Monsoon is a feature documentary from multiple award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. Filmed over the course of India’s 2013 monsoon season, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey through India. Along the way, they meet a remarkable group of individuals whose
Steve Dennis has worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) & several other NGOs in South Sudan, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Chad, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa, and is currently the coordinator of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Training Institute in East Africa. Truly a global engineer, Steve has applied his engineering and compassion to save lives in challenging war-ravaged and insecure situations
Since 2005, more people live in cities worldwide than in rural areas – a first in human history. As a result, how we structure our cities, particularly in relationship to the natural world, is a key ecological as well as social, economic, political and ethical question. This forum will explore the natural city concept through the living lens of the
The 4th EWG meeting will be held on Thursday February 26 from 4 – 6pm. This meeting will take place in ES1042. This meeting will include a workshop about the use of social media for campus clubs and groups. The Environment Working Group meetings provide a way for students involved in environment-related clubs or initiatives to connect with UTERN and
Itching for an unforgettable experience? Maybe it’s time to grab life by the handlebars! The Otesha Project is looking for curious, dedicated and adventuresome volunteers! The Otesha Project’s bicycle tours use interactive workshops, theatre presentations and experiential learning to engage people of all ages to take action for a more fair and sustainable future—for people and the planet. Deepen your
Do you wish you could get out of the city more often? Love gardening and think chickens are cool? Enjoy making and eating delicious food? If so, then you should consider joining the Hart House Farm Committee for the 2015-16 year! The online applications for Voting Members (i.e. executive positions) are now open on the Hart House website until March 11th!
When: March 13 from 10AM – 3PM Where: Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto An event for ALL students interested in the environmental field to learn about their dream job and 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
UTERN and the UTSU Sustainability Commission will be hosting EcoFest throughout the entire month of March! There will be a Clubs Fair, Climate Change Federal Government Town Hall, Keynote Speech (speakers TBC), and a final social. Look out for cooking workshops, bike repair workshops, swap events, movie screenings, and much more. The final calendar will be sent out in late February. If