UTERN (University of Toronto Environmental Students Union) update

Friday, January 11, 2008 1:43:58 AM

Student News

By Senning Luk

UTERN (University of Toronto Environmental Resource Network) hosted a fun filled Environment Week in the last week of September, 2007 with a balance between fun games and informative lectures. The week ended with a well loved, campus-wide hopscotch game during Toronto’s “Nuit Blanche” event.

In the fall, we looked for opportunities to expand the reach of UTERN to other university groups. Traditionally, UTERN has been excellent funding U of T student-run environmental projects at U of T, but less effective at fostering a network in the university community. Talks are ongoing with the Fine Art Students Union to create an environmental art program that we hope to launch in the spring of 2008. We also hosted the first meeting of the Environment Working Group in October, 2007, attended by many of the leading environmental groups and projects on campus. The Working Group hopes to improve coordination and reduce overlap in the projects undertaken, and will provide opportunities for collaboration while projects are still in the planning stage.

UTERN is looking forward to another fruitful and exciting semester in the spring. See you (and your ideas) then!

Senning Luk is the President of UTERN in 2007-08. For more information on UTERN, please visit http://utern.sa.utoronto.ca or email utern.admin@utoronto.ca.



For information on the Environmental Students’ Union (ENSU), a student organization that aims to create and support initiatives to increase environmental awareness and sustainability both on and off the University of Toronto campus, please visit http://ensu.sa.utoronto.ca/ or email studentaffairs.ensu@utoronto.ca.

For information on the Graduate Environmental Students’ Association (GESA) which organizes initiatives and events designed to bring together graduate students from environmental disciplines across campus, please email gesa@utoronto.ca.