News and Events

Environmental and Sustainability Education for all Citizens: Are We Making Progress?

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EEON Environmental Education Ontario

Environmental and Sustainability Education for all Citizens: Are We Making Progress? Panel Presentation and Discussion 

Ron Ballentine, Halton DSB;
David Bell, LSF;
Hilary Inwood, OISE,
Catherine Mahler, Min of Ed
Cameron Smith, environmental columnist

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Room 2-211

Come early and visit the OISE Eco Fair 12:00 -3:30 p.m. Panel followed by EEON AGM. Light refreshments provided. All welcome. Please RSVP to admin@eeon.org. More information at www.eeon.org.  

Inside Disaster Haiti: An Info Evening for Teachers

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Monday January 10, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm

It has been almost a year since the Haiti earthquake, and it is still as prominent in the news today as it was one year ago. This evening will introduce you to an award-winning new classroom tool that can not only assist you in discussing the Haiti earthquake with your students, but also further understanding of the larger component of humanitarian aid.

Inside Disaster Haiti is a multi-platform documentary that is an engaging and powerful educational resource for teachers.

Over the course of 6 months, the documentary crew was embedded with the International Red Cross in Haiti and documented the immediate aftermath of the quake, as well as the longer-term humanitarian recovery.  The result is a powerful 3 part documentary series, a first-person learning simulation, and an educational website.

Educational website: http://insidedisaster.com/haiti/  

Haiti simulation site: http://insidethehaitiearthquake.com    

Evening To Include:  

  1. Andrea Nemtin, Executive Producer Andrea will tell you about the background and production story of the documentary and introduce a component of the film to be screened.
  2. Katie McKenna, Interactive Producer Katie will give a demonstration of the interactive component and offer educational applications for you to use in the classroom.
  3. Representative from the Canadian Red Cross Learn more about the Red Cross involvement in the doc and their ongoing activities in Haiti.

This is a FREE event for Educators. Please share with your colleagues. Refreshments will be served

Space is limited.  RSVP by Thursday, January 6. Lesley Sparks - Lesley.sparks@sympatico.ca (a confirmation email will be sent)

LOCATION: Pikto Studio http://pikto.ca/studio/ 
The Distillery District http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/ 
55 Mill Street Bldg – 4th fl (detailed  directions will be sent with confirmation)
(Green P parking is at the front door)  

Venue Space Courtesy of PIKTO

Message from the President

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After a great fall and a successful conference, I am glad to bring you greetings from the Executive and Regional Councillors. It really was an exceptional conference and I must congratulate the organizing committee first for taking on the gamble of running a conference in Ottawa and then pulling it off without a glitch. Well Done!

CAGONT 2010

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The Department of Geography (Faculty of Arts) and the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (Ted Rogers School of Management) at Ryerson University are pleased to welcome attendees to the CAGONT 2010 Annual Meeting from October 15-16, 2010. The main activities will be held on the 7th and 9th floors of the Ted Rogers School of Management Building located at 55 Dundas Street W (between Yonge and Bay Streets) in Toronto.

For more information on abstract submissions, registration, conference theme and sponsors, please visit the CAGONT conference site.

Announcing the launch of the Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project

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Announcing the launch of the Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project at     http://www.historicalatlas.ca

This website is based on the award-winning Historical Atlas of Canada. The Atlas was a three-volume collaborative research and publishing project which used maps, text and graphics to explore themes in the history of Canada. The Online Learning Project brings selected content from the original atlas into today´s Web culture, making it available to a much wider audience. This website has been developed at the Cartography Office in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto. It is free to all web users.