News archive - August 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

How a UW Geomatics Lecturer Joined the “Space Mafia”

Su Yin standing in front of a large decommissioned rocket

Su-Yin Tan, a lecturer in Geomatics in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, discusses her once-in-a-lifetime experience chairing the Department of Space Applications at the International Space University’s 2012 Space Studies Program.

Monday, August 20, 2012

IN THE MEDIA: Is Toronto ready for climate change?

Env in the media logo

“Imagine a 43- or 44-degree day, which we have repeatedly had this summer with the humidex, and then with a severe thunderstorm,” muses Franz Hartmann, executive director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

“Imagine the electricity system goes down and we get severe flooding,” he continues.

Imagine collapsed culverts, backed up basement drains, sewage bubbling up in toilets, high winds, hail, highway sinkholes, toppled trees, maybe a twister.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Faculty research gets boost from SSHRC grants

SSHRC logo

With the calendar year just past its halfway mark, the Faculty of Environment has already racked up close to $1.7 million in grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in 2012.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: Beyond the Global City

Toronto may seem like the centre of the universe, but a new book by three UW faculty members urges us to look for potential beyond the Megacity.

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