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Minutes and archives

Minutes from past meetings

Minutes #32 - March 23, 2013

Minutes #29 - Sep 26, 2012

Minutes #30 - March, 2011

Minutes #29 - Feb 16, 2011

Minutes #28 - Jan 10, 2011

Minutes #27 - Nov 12, 2010

Minutes #26 - Sep 24, 2010

Minutes #25 - May 26, 2010

Minutes #24 - Mar 29, 2010

Meeting #23 - Feb 24, 2010

Meeting #22 - Jan 26, 2010

Meeting #21 - Nov 23, 2009

Meeting #20 - Oct 8, 2009

Meeting #19 - Apr , 2009

Meeting #18 - Mar 4, 2009

Meeting #17 - Feb 4, 2009

Meeting #16 - Jan 7, 2009

Meeting #15 - Dec 11, 2008

Meeting #14 - Nov 18, 2008

Meeting #13 - Oct 21, 2008

Meeting #12 - Sep 23, 2008

Meeting #11 - Jun 24, 2008

Meeting #10 - Apr 2, 2008

Meeting #9 - Mar 5, 2008

Meeting #8 - Feb 13, 2008

Meeting #7 - Jan 16, 2008

Meeting #6 - Nov 29, 2007

Meeting #5 - Oct 25, 2007

Meeting #4 - Sep 20, 2007

Meeting #3 - Aug 2, 2007

Meeting #2 - June 29, 2007

Meeting #1- June 15, 2007

 

News Archives

September 2007

1 - Fall elections

If you are interested in running for an executive position in UTBEAT, now is your chance. Positions are open to any University of Toronto students, faculty or staff. We are a new group, so previous participation in UTBEAT is not a requisite. To apply, write us an email at utbeatatyahoo.ca with a paragraph describing why you'd be a good candidate. The following positions are available:

Essential positions
Coordinator (up to 2 people)
Secretary
Website maintenance

Additional positions
Treasurer
Promotions Coordinator
Ramsay Wright Coordinator
Earth Sciences Coordinator
Internal Liaison
External Liaison
Volunteer Project leaders

2 - Double-siding in courses

The word is out about our campaign to have all EEB, CSB and Forestry course assignments double-sided. Thanks to Corey Goldman and all volunteers for contacting EEB instructors! So far, we know that Corey Goldman (BIO150), Stephen Tobe (CSB310), and Deborah McLennan (EEB265Y1 EEB362H1F EEB496) are making this a policy, while many more will be recommending double-siding to students. We were also pleased to learn that Chris Darling will now be double-siding the thick course syllabus for EEB360.

If you are a course instructor or coordinator and have chosen to make double-siding a policy for assignments in your course (or included our syllabus blurb), please let us know! Email utbeatatyahoo.ca.

3 - Double-siding theses

All EEB and CSB students graduating can now double-side the bound departmental copy of their theses (SGS copies are still single-sided... for now), thanks to Ian Buglass, Gary Sprules and Malcolm Campbell who have given us the green light. If all goes well, this may soon be EEB and CSB policy for all theses. Double-siding will make your thesis thinner, lighter and save paper. Check out the thesis double-siding guide for important tips.

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Summer 2007

UTBEAT was founded in June 2007 by students, staff and faculty dedicated to reducing the ecological impact of the departments of EEB and CSB as well as the Faculty of Forestry at U of T. Our summer projects include

1) setting up a pilot composting program for the ESC and Ramsay Wright. Composting by selected participating staff, students and faculty is currently under way.

2) campaigning for the reduction of paper use in courses offered by our departments. We were pleased to find that many course instructors were enthusiastic about incorporating a double-siding policy for assignments in their courses, including Corey Goldman of BIO150. We are also working with CSB and EEB to implement a double-siding policy for departmental copies of bound theses.

3) promoting environmentally friendly practices with respect to light use, elevator use, water use, and recycling.

   
 

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