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Volume 38, Issue 6 (October 17, 2011)

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UTMSU hosts Environment Week

The events ranged from Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, pumpkin carving and Green Arts on Wednesday, and a showing of the documentary Vanishing of the Bees on Thursday.

Last Wednesday the University of Toronto announced the opening of the India Innovation Institute, a think tank studying “frugal innovation”.

Fall Board of Director elections are for first-year student representatives, as well as to fill any vacancies that have opened up over the summer.

The Ig Nobel Prizes are an American parody of the Nobel Prize given out yearly to scientists whose research “first makes people laugh, and then makes people think”.

The University of Toronto placed 19th in the 2011–2012 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, down two spots from last year.

The Department of Language Studies held the Annual Awards Reception and Music Gala on Friday, September 30 in the CCIT building.

Shaila Kibria has accomplished many things since leaving UTM: running for the New Democratic Party, publishing a children’s book, and writing for CBC Radio—but she most recently made headlines over her choice to stop wearing her hijab.

Nature on campus

We hear a lot about how environmental we are. But how many of us actually know what it has to offer in concrete terms?

I hope that the protestors will come to understand that they continue to participate in the very same system they now fight against and that they realize that the bad guys aren’t necessarily those who work on Bay Street (a majority of whom, like the protestors, are just trying to make a living).

Music club gets jammin’

The event, held at UTM’s Blind Duck Pub, showcased a variety of student musicians and provided a space for students to hear some local talent.

Recognizable films that have been shot in Toronto include the Resident Evil films, Silent Hill, Cinderella Man, the Dawn of the Dead remake, all seven Saw movies, RED, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Kick-Ass, and even X-Men.

Unceremoniously, the band posted the announcement on their website, concluding the legacy of the 31-year-old band that changed rock music forever.

While it’s packed with interesting ideas, The Visible Man is a novel that takes a while to get going.

In terms of cultural attractions in Canada, nothing is much more prestigious than the Stratford Festival. Held annually in scenic Stratford, Ontario, it’s the most well-known theatre festival in Canada.

Upped security at the Instructional Centre

With 18 cameras in total, security guards, and computerized locks on all classroom doors, the newest structure on campus evokes the spirit of the most unnervingly attentive watcher of all: Big Brother.

The history of Canadian Thanksgiving goes back several centuries. In fact, historical records indicate that various First Nations tribes celebrated a ceremony of thanksgiving many years before the European settlers arrived.

Humans are unusually gifted at causing the extinction of species. Could they be next?

Our campus has been involved in several projects and campaigns that support the environmental cause.

“Prescriptive and descriptive? Sounds like you’re trying to teach me something!” (Well, just briefly, okay?...

NHL off-season recap: Major summer trades

Although this summer has been marked with many free agency signings and talk of injuries, a few blockbuster trades have also taken place.

Sunday was a unique experience as UTMAC bussed 53 UTM students from campus to the stadium and witnessed the Bills’ 31-24 victory.

In their season opener on October 12, the UTM Blue basketball team defeated the UTSC Maroons, the defending champions from last season.

The UTM women’s Division Two volleyball team won their game 2–1 against University College (UC) on Tuesday, October 11.

Led by their bearded (and what a beard it is) QB, and fantasy football monster, Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Bills are off to a terrific start.