2009 Winter-Spring Series

Wed Jan 28 2009 04:10 PM  Wed Jan 28 2009 06:00 PM

New Remote Sensing Tools for Great Ape Conservation: The Case of Chimpanzees in Africa

East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Please join us for a special presentation by Lilian Pintea, JGI Director of Conservation Science - Africa Programs.

Wed Feb 25 2009 04:10 PM  

Climate Change Through The Media Lens: An Assessment Of The Role Of Mainstream Media In Forming Public Opinion On Climate Change

East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture

Wednesday February 25, 2009
East Common Room,Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
4:10 p.m.

No Registration Required - All are welcome.

You're invited to join the Centre for Environment for the Robert Hunter Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Robert Hunter.

In addition to the lecture, the winners of the Robert Hunter Scholarships will be recognized. Robert Hunter was a Canadian environmentalist, journalist, author and co-founder of Greenpeace. He was named one of the ten eco-heroes of the 20th century by Time magazine. He was a husband, father, writer, broadcaster, and speaker on the issues of the environment and climate change. He won a Governor General's Award for his 1991 book 'Occupied Canada'.


The Robert Hunter Scholarship was created, with financial assistance from CHUM Ltd., in memory of Bob Hunter, Ecology Specialist Reporter at CITY TV in Toronto. It is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the Centre for Environment's environmental programs.

Wed Mar 11 2009 12:00 AM  

Carbon Finance and Canada's Kyoto Predicament

Debates Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Eric Krause Memorial Lecture

Wednesday March 11, 2009
Debates Room, Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
4:10 p.m.

No Registration Required - All are welcome.

You're invited to join the Centre for Environment for the Eric Krause Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Eric Krause.

In addition to the lecture, there will be a special presentation of a Graduate Fellowship in memory of Eric Krause, a former U of T student.  Eric passed away in May, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. While an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Eric earned both a B.A. and a B.Sc. He then continued his studies in the Department of Geography and the former Institute for Environmental Studies (now Centre for Environment), completing an M.A. in 1997.

As part of his graduate studies, Eric participated in a summer internship placement with the City of Toronto. His thesis, Ecological Footprints, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in the Greater Toronto Area, did not gather dust on the shelf. Eric took the Ecological Footprint model to the City of Toronto where he became an environmental planner, playing an important role in developing the City’s environmental plan. He also operationalised the Footprint for the City and developed a website that allowed anyone to calculate their own footprint. He did not forget the university and remained on hand to help instructors make the Footprint an accessible and valuable tool. In conjunction with the annual lecture and graduate fellowship established in Eric Krause’s memory, the City of Toronto has established a summer internship for Centre for Environment students.

Wed Mar 25 2009 12:00 AM  

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Organic Matter: New Insights from Molecular-Level Studies

East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Douglas Pimlott Memorial Lecture

Wednesday March 25, 2009
East Common Room,Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
4:10 p.m.

No Registration Required - All are welcome.

You're invited to join the Centre for Environment and Innis College for the Douglas Pimlott Memorial Lecture, dedicated to the memory of Douglas Pimlott.

In addition to the lecture, there will be a special presentation of the Douglas Pimlott Environmental Scholarships in memory of Douglas Pimlott. Douglas Pimlott was first Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Innis College, University of Toronto. He is recognised as the originating force behind the Canadian environmental movement and was a specialist in the habits and habitat of the wolf. He was an outstanding environmentalist and scholar.